GDELS Presents the High-end Combat Armored Vehicle Piranha at HEMUS 2020

For another year, General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) presents the latest innovations in the land defense and defense technology solutions at its dedicated booth during HEMUS 2020 exhibition. The event is traditionally held at the city of Plovdiv between September 30th and October 3rd, 2020.

During the exhibition, visitors of the GDELS booth will have the opportunity to see one of the most groundbreaking 8×8 wheeled armored vehicles from the PIRANHA combat armored vehicles’ family. The newest PIRANHA 5 will be presented to the Bulgarian audience for the first time ever.

PIRANHA 5 is the latest high-end version wheeled armored vehicle, and it is considered the most successful Western combat armored vehicle platform. PIRANHA 5 offers superior survivability and mobility, as well as an unmatched payload. After Denmark and Romania chose the vehicle for their armed forces, PIRANHA 5 was selected by the Spanish Ministry of Defense, as well.

During HEMUS 2020, GDELS will present a version of PIRANHA 5 manufactured exclusively for the needs and requirements of the Bulgarian Armed Forces. The vehicle is fully aligned with the NATO standards, and it is equipped with a modern RAFAEL Samson 30mm Hybrid RWS, and a state-of-the-art fully integrated Communication and Information System (CIS) by General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS).


General Dynamics European Land Systems, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and conducts its business through five Euro-pean operating sites located in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Romania. With around 2,200 highly skilled technical employees, the companies design, manufacture and deliver world-class land combat systems, including wheeled, tracked and amphibious vehicles, bridge systems, armaments, and munitions, to global customers. The critical company values are the culture of partnership and continuous improvement. GDELS priority is to engage employees in finding new ways to do things faster, better and more cost-effectively, to push the boundaries of our potential.

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