Austria orders Pandur 6×6 armored personnel carriers

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General Dynamics European Land Systems has been awarded a contract to deliver 34 Pandur 6×6 armored vehicles to the Austrian Armed Forces.

The vehicle supply contract, signed on December 22, 2016, with the Austrian Ministry of Defense. The modernized version of the PANDUR 6×6 vehicles will be completely manufactured in Austria and the first vehicle will be delivered in 2018.

Austria currently operates 71 of the vehicles procured under a 1991 contract.

The value of the new contract for the latest version of the Pandur 6×6, signed last month by the company and the Austrian Ministry of Defense, was not disclosed.

“We are very proud to receive this contract from the Austrian Ministry of Defense because it illustrates the confidence and satisfaction of the Austrian Armed Forces,” said Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President of General Dynamics European Land Systems. “Austria is a very important home market for General Dynamics European Land Systems and we value our long-lasting partnership with the Austrian customer.”

In addition to a new power pack, the Pandur 6×6 vehicles to be supplied are better protected against landmines and will be equipped with a remotely controlled weapon station.

The PANDUR represents a family of wheeled armored vehicles serving as a common platform for various armament and equipment.

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