General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is displaying the new GDELS-Mowag Piranha 3+ 8×8 armored vehicle during Eurosatory 2016 defence and security exhibition being held in Paris, France from 13-17 June. The wheeled armored vehicles is being presented in an armored personnel carrier configuration with dedicated seating for a crew of three (driver, gunner and vehicle commander) plus 9 infantry soldiers, and equipped with Rheinmetall Defence Oerlikon Fieldranger20 remote weapon system.
The vehicle has been selected by the Swiss Army for its mortar carrier program. This configuration for Switzerland will be equipped with RUAG Defence Cobra 120 mm mortar system.
The Piranha 3+ offers large and flexible internal volume, high levels of modular protection system, new driveline and suspension system, as well as diesel engine by Scania and ZF Friedrichshafen automatic transmission. Optionally, it can be equipped with an amphibious drive.
GDELS is also displaying the newest version of GDELS-Mowag DURO 4×4 high-mobility vehicle.