Danish Army places $30 million Piranha order

The Danish Army Material Command has recently awarded General Dynamics’ MOWAG a $30 million contract for 22 Piranha IIIC eight-wheeled armoured vehicles. MOWAG AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

The contract calls for 11 ambulance and 11 armoured personnel carrier versions of the Piranha. The first deliveries of the ambulance versions will begin within 18 months and will be used in peace support operations by the Danish Army.

This is MOWAG’s second contract with the Danish Army Material Command and follows an earlier order for 22 Piranha IIIH, delivered to Denmark in 1999-2000.

MOWAG AG in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, develops, designs and manufacturers vehicles for military applications. More than 6,000 armoured wheeled vehicles of MOWAG Piranha, MOWAG Eagle and Duro are in operation worldwide.