The government of Luxembourg has decided to procure 80 armored command, liaison and reconnaissance vehicles based on Eagle V from General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) European land systems business.
General Dynamics said Wednesday the CLRV platform will replace the Luxembourg army’s fleet of Hummer and protected reconnaissance vehicles.
Francois Bausch, Luxembourg’s deputy prime minister and defense minister, said the decision to acquire CLRVs is based on the government’s plan to protect deployed soldiers. modernize its equipment and operational capabilities and advance interoperability within the army and with allies.
Aside from being based on Eagle V, the vehicle will feature FN Herstal’s DeFNder Medium remotely piloted firing station and Thales’ Scorpion communication system.
Thomas Kauffmann, vice president for international business and services at GDELS, said the company is pleased to provide Eagle V 4×4 CLRV to the Luxembourg army and that country will join Denmark, Switzerland and Germany as users of the platform.
Teams from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency will help carry out the purchase and provide technical and logistical support throughout the program’s lifecycle.
The Luxembourg government said the project’s budget envelope is worth approximately $360 million, including vehicle procurement, communication system updates and logistical support.