Common Platform for Various Missions and Applications – PIRAHNA

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), June 1, 2018, Text: General Dynamics, Photo: General Dynamics 

Vehicle Concept – A vehicle platform that is in service with armed forces on all continents; Continually evolving to meet latest operational requirements; Integration of latest cutting-edge technologies in survivability and mobility; Unique payload/gross vehicle weight ratio; Compact size with a large utilizable interior space.

Survivability – Modular, exchangeable protection concept adaptable to various threats; Different add-on modules that can be installed in the field for specific missions; Ballistic protection against KE, projectiles, fragments and bomblets; Mine protection against Anti-Tanks (AT) blast mines, claymore – type mines, and protection against Rocked Propelled Grenades (RPG), Explosive Formed Penetrators (EFP), Improvised Explosive Devices(IED), and artillery shells; Active Protection System against Anti-tank Guided Missiles (TGM).

Mobility – Independent wheel suspension with high vertical wheel travel, proven in all types of terrains under all climate conditions; High performance and outstanding reliability; Optional amphibious capability for rivers, lakes and seawater.

Mission Roles – Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), NBC Reconnaissance, Command, Control & Communication, Maintenance, Recovery, and Ambulance variants. Other customer specific variants are available. Through life support by an integrated approach to maintenance and supply, high system availability, ease of maintenance and low life cycle costs.

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