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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 302
Unitary Cost: EUR€2.6 million   (USD$2.8 million)
Also Known As: ASCOD SV, Austrian-Spanish Co-Operative Development, Pizarro and Ulan
Origin: Austria and Spain
Corporations: General Dynamics
Parent System: ASCOD
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: 891
Total Cost: USD$1.3 billion
Family Members: Ajax, Apollo, Ares, Argus, ASCOD 2, Athena and Atlas
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Description: The ASCOD (Austrian-Spanish Co-Operative Development) is a medium-weight infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) designed to meet the requirements of the Spanish and Austrian Armies. The ASCOD survivability on the battlefield is achieved through add-on armor and the hull's low profile. The armored chassis can accept a variety of gun systems such as 30mm and 105mm cannons, mortar or remote weapon stations. Besides, the ASCOD can integrate surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank missile systems. This armored vehicle received the Pizarro and Ulan designations in the Spanish and Austrian Armies respectively following its entry into service in the year 2000 and 2002. In March 2010, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) selected the ASCOD platform for its FRES Scout requirement under the Scout SV designation.

The ASCOD/Pizarro features a Mauser MK30-2 30mm main gun with secondary 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. The Pizarro Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) can transport up to eight infantryman inside the rear compartment with a crew of three-man (commander, driver and gunner). In addition to the IFV, a command post version of Pizarro was produced for the Spanish Army. The vehicle can easily be adapted to the recovery, repair, ambulance, forward observer and engineering roles. The Spanish Army had a requirement for 356 Pizarros with final deliveries due in 2012. The Austrian Army required 112 Ulans with deliveries between 2002 and 2004. The Pizarro armored vehicle achieved initial operational capability in 2000 with the Spanish Army.

ASCOD Applications

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ASCOD Specifications

Ammunition Load: 402
Crew: 3
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Troops: 8
Height: 2.65 meter (104 inch)
Length: 6.24 meter (246 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Width: 3.02 meter (119 inch)
Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
Power: 600 shp (448 kW)
Cross Country Speed: 50 kph (13.9 mps)
Top Speed: 72 kph (45 mph)
Combat Weight: 31,000 kilogram (68,342 pound)
Empty Weight: 25,000 kilogram (55,115 pound)
Operational Weight: 28,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 12 news between
15 Jan 2003 and 14 Sep 2017
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Thursday, September 14, 2017Spanish Army Armored Vehicles Outfitted with BMS-LINCE Battle Management System
Wednesday, November 7, 2012Specialist Vehicle Pulls More than its Weight in Trials for British Army
Friday, July 8, 2011General Dynamics UK Selects Thales to Supply Sights for Scout SV Armored Vehicle
Thursday, December 2, 2010Lockheed Martin UK Starts Scout Turret Development
Thursday, July 1, 2010UK MoD Signs Contract for New Armoured Vehicle
UK MoD Signs ASCOD SV Contract with General Dynamics UK
Monday, March 22, 2010UK MoD Contracts More Armored Vehicles
British Army to Procure 580 ASCOD SVs as Specialist Vehicles
Friday, November 10, 2006First ULAN Driver Training Tank Passes Austrian Army Evaluation
Wednesday, January 28, 2004General Dynamics Sings $672 million Spanish Contracts

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The program's original scope was for 356 armored vehicles but was slashed to 190. In May 2013 the Spanish Army took the decision to reduce the Pizarro fleet to only 117 armored vehicles due to budget cuts.
Jun 2013117

Grand Total 3022
Cannons & Gear
MK 30-2x1
Propulsion Systems
8V 183 TE22x1
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