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General Dynamics Awarded $217 Million Vehicle Order by Swiss Army


FALLS CHURCH, Va. – MOWAG GmbH, a unit of General Dynamics European Land Systems, has been awarded an order valued at $217 million for 244 DURO and Piranha vehicles, to be produced in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. The vehicles will be delivered between 2010 and 2012.

The order, awarded by armasuisse, the Swiss defense department’s procurement organization, is for 220 DURO IIIP 6x6 wheeled armored personnel vehicles; 12 DURO IIIP 6x6 wheeled vehicles that will be equipped as Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) verification vehicles; and 12 Piranha IIIC 8x8 wheeled vehicles that will be equipped as NBC reconnaissance vehicles, with real-time NBC detection capabilities.

MOWAG GmbH of Kreuzlingen employs more than 800 workers in developing, designing and manufacturing technologically advanced special vehicles for military use. General Dynamics European Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is based in Vienna, Austria, and has production facilities in Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a staff of more than 3,250, General Dynamics European Land Systems develops and manufactures wheeled, tracked and amphibious vehicles, as well as weapon systems and ammunition, for customers all over the world. More information is available at


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