GD Land Systems wins German defence-vehicle contract

General Dynamics European Land Systems has entered a $165m (£106m) contract with the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung, BWB) on 20 December for the delivery of 195 highly protected Eagle vehicles.

The new order is in addition to orders awarded between 2008 and 2010, and increases the German Eagle fleet to a total of 473 vehicles.

All vehicles for the German Federal Defense Force will be jointly manufactured by General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and General Dynamics European Land Systems-Germany in Kaiserslautern.

The EAGLE vehicle was selected in 2008 following two years of intensive evaluation within the framework of the public procurement of protected Class 2 Command and Function vehicles.