General Dynamics Land Systems–UK and General Dynamics European Land Systems will showcase its EAGLE 6×6, which is a contender for the UK’s Multi Role Vehicle–Protected (MRV-P) Group 2 programme, at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019.
EAGLE, fitted as a Troop Carrier variant at DSEI 2019, features a unique suspension and driveline, offering superior tactical mobility, reliability and the highest-protection in its class. The EAGLE has been developed from the EAGLE / DURO family of vehicles that are currently in-service with the British, German, Danish and Swiss Armies and proved on operations worldwide. It is available in a range of 4×4 and 6×6 configurations and can fulfil roles such as a Troop Carrier, Ambulance, Recovery, Command, Reconnaissance and Logistics. EAGLE provides logistic commonality across its range of variants to offer lower maintenance and lifecycle costs.
Carew Wilks, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems–UK, said:
“The EAGLE 6×6 is an outstanding tactical wheeled vehicle that is ideally suited to troop transport and the rapid, safe carriage of injured personnel. EAGLE is highly-survivable with the mobility performance characteristics the British Army needs on operations worldwide. We have a highly-skilled team at Merthyr Tydfil that stands ready to undertake the assembly, integration and test of these vehicles – helping sustain this unique capability for the nation. The British Army can be assured it is getting the right platform for its requirements.”
General Dynamics Land Systems and General Dynamics European Land Systems has a long pedigree and worldwide experience in delivering tracked and wheeled military vehicles, alongside specialist knowledge in complex, scalable Electronic Architectures. It delivers, amongst others, the AJAX family of vehicles, the Abrams main battle tank, LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle), Piranha and Stryker Family of Vehicles, and the Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush–Protected (MRAP).