Eagles and Piranhas and Lemurs, Oh My!

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Eagle IV, other RWS(click to view full) Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistic Organisation has selected Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RWS) for their newly purchased General Dynamics MOWAG Piranha III wheeled APCs, and Eagle IV light patrol vehicles. The winner was BAE Land Systems’ Bofors division in Karlskoga, Sweden, who won the SEK 330 million (approximately $50 million) contract with their LEMUR RWS. Deliveries will take place from May 2007 – fall 2008, with all assembly, final testing and delivery taking place at the DALO workshops in Denmark, at facilities in Hjorring and in Fredrikshamn. The Piranha III is known as the LAV III in North America, and forms the basis of the USA’s Stryker vehicles. The Eagle IV is based on a Duro truck frame, which allows more up-armoring and carrying capacity than earlier HMMWV-derived Eagle models. As previous DID article have noted, however, up-armoring is not the same thing as a fully blast-resistant vehicle. LEMUR RWS(click to view full) LEMUR is a fully stabilized weapon station, which means it can fire accurately even if the vehicle is moving. Like other RWS options, it is operated from inside the vehicle by a gunner, using a color display and a two-hand […]

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