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Piranha V  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 536
Unitary Cost: USD$4.4 million
Also Known As: Piranha 5 and VCR 8x8
Origin: Switzerland
Corporations: General Dynamics European Land Systems
Parent System: Piranha V
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 536
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Description: The Piranha V is a wheeled armored combat vehicle utilizing an 8x8 chassis and incorporating the latest technologies to deliver enhanced survivability and mobility with low through life costs. Its flexibility an future growth is intended to deliver a vehicle suitable for peace keeping, counter insurgency and ultimately high intensity general war. The vehicle's modular armor has been optimized against mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and ballistic threats. The Piranha V was displayed for the first time at the Eurosatory exhibition June 2010 in Paris.

The Piranha V can assume the roles of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Ambulance, Reconnaissance, Command, Mortar and even Direct Fire with turrets up to 120mm caliber. The entire survivability system has been designed to be replaced or upgraded through life to take advantage of new survivability technologies as they mature or to counter emergent threats. Survivability kits are provided against specific threats. General Dynamics European Land Systems will launch the Piranha 5 equipped with Saab LEDS active protection system integrated on the Kongsberg remote controlled turret.

Piranha V Specifications

Crew: 3
Troops: 8
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Approach Angle: 45 �
Departure Angle: 35 �
Height: 2.34 meter (92 inch)
Length: 8 meter (315 inch)
Width: 2.99 meter (118 inch)
Max Torque: 2,000 Nm
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 40 %
Ditch Crossing Ability: 2 meter (79 inch)
Fording Depth: 1.50 meter (59 inch)
Max Range: 550 kilometer (342 mile)
Step Climbing Ability: 0.75 meter (29.5 inch)
Turning Radius: 15 meter
Power: 580 hp (433 kW)
Top Speed: 100 kph (62 mph)
Combat Weight: 30,000 kilogram (66,138 pound)
Empty Weight: 17,000 kilogram (37,478 pound)
Payload: 13,000 kilogram (28,660 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Piranha V News

There are 8 news between
29 Aug 2011 and 10 Dec 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019Denmark Orders Protector Remote Weapon Station for Piranha V 8x8 Armored Vehicles
Friday, January 12, 2018Romania Orders 227 Piranha V 8x8 Armored Vehicles
Sunday, October 16, 2016British Army to Buy up to 800 Boxer Armored Vehicles
Wednesday, September 7, 2016Danish Army Selects Leonardo-Finmeccanica GVA Vehicle Mission System
Wednesday, February 3, 2016General Dynamics European Land Systems to Supply Denmark with 309 Piranha 5 Armored Personnel Carriers
Thursday, May 7, 2015Denmark to Acquire at Least 206 Piranha 5 Armoured Personnel Carriers
Monday, June 11, 2012Javelin Missile Launched from Piranha V Vehicle in Winter Conditions
Monday, August 29, 2011General Dynamics Proposes Piranha 5 with Lance Turret for Canada's Close Combat Vehicle Program

Operators & Related Equipment

At least 206 armored vehicles ordered in May 2015. The final contract signed in December 2015 (worth $600 million) was for 309 armored vehicles in six variants.
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