General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada announced it will offer the PIRANHA 5 vehicle fitted with Rheinmetall's LANCE 30mm Modular Turret System for the Government of Canada's Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) Program. The goal of the CCV program is to deliver a well-protected armored vehicle with very high tactical mobility, able to deliver an infantry section in close combat, while operating in intimate support of main battle tanks. In response, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is leading an all-Canadian team that leverages the best of the Canadian defense industry to deliver and support a vehicle that will meet those stringent requirements.
The PIRANHA 5 CCV is the latest evolution of the proven PIRANHA family of wheeled combat vehicles, incorporating the newest lethality, mobility, protection and communications technologies. It provides the best of both worlds, combining track-like performance with the strategic mobility of a wheeled platform. Advanced suspension technology allows the PIRANHA 5 CCV to go anywhere a medium-weight tracked vehicle can go with significantly lower fuel, maintenance and lifecycle costs.
Danny Deep, Vice President of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, stated, "With the PIRANHA 5 CCV, Canadian soldiers will control the battlefield and fight, manoeuvre and communicate with agility and precise lethality. And they will do it in a vehicle that achieves the deployability and lifecycle cost benefits enjoyed by the rest of Canada's wheeled combat vehicle fleet."
"With 35 years of experience in delivering and supporting vehicles that meet or exceed the requirements of the Canadian Army, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is committed to delivering to the Canadian soldier the best tools for the job and the best protection that we can give them. We know that our vehicles carry the soldiers we depend on to fight for the freedoms we cherish”, he added.