MOWAG-Designed PIRANHA / LAV
Wheeled Armored Vehicles Selected
8x8 Army Combat Teams
The US Army announced its selection of the LAV III 8x8, a Canadian derivative of the Swiss PIRANHA III 8x8, for its new Brigade Combat Teams (BCT). The press release was published by GM Defense the higher HQ of Swiss MOWAG, and by General Dynamics Land Systems, GM Defense's partner for the BCT program.
In the field of military technology, MOWAG produces cross-country, armored
wheeled vehicles in both land only and amphibious configurations – ranging
from the lightweight reconnaissance vehicle EAGLE, to the heavier weapons carrier from the PIRANHA family with a gross vehicle weight of up to 22 tons.
The PIRANHA III design comprises state-of-the-art technology in running gear
and protection concepts with outstanding payload and utilizable volume ratios. With the weight classes of 12.5 t to 22 tons, practically all mission
roles can be successfully accommodated.