The first of 309 Piranha 5 armoured personal carriers (APCs) for the Royal Danish Army was rolled out on 17 May in a ceremony at the facilities of manufacturer General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.
The Piranha 5 was selected by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the Royal Danish Army's APC requirement in April 2015.
The first seven pre-series vehicles, which are built in the infantry combat vehicle (ICV) configuration, will be put through a comprehensive test programme, starting in the second half of 2017.
Upon successful completion of the test programme by the end of the year, deliveries will start in early 2018. All Piranha 5s are set to be in service by 2023, according to the Danish Ministry of Defence.
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