BW – Eagle IV EinsFzg PatSich

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Eagle IV Einsatzfahrzeug Patrouillensicherung

Even though the decision to procure Eagle IV Level 2 Protected Command and Multipurpose Vehicles was made in July 2007, it took another twelve months before the project was financed by the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag. On 02 July 2008 a contract to purchase 25 Command and Multipurpose Vehicles became part of an urgent operational requirement. Some months later, at the beginning of November, another contract for 173 Eagle IVs was finally signed. The first production lot was divided into 43 Eagle IV Patrol Security Vehicles as well as 155 Eagle IV Utility Vehicles for Command Staff. Externally the Patrol Security Vehicle can easily be identified by the electrically driven self-recovery winch with a pulling force of 5 tonnes that is integrated into the front bumper. The armament of the Eagle IV Patrol Security Vehicle consists of the light FLW 100 remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) made by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) as well as a 76mm smoke grenade discharger system with two launchers on each side of the cabin. The FLW 100 can be armed with the 7.62mm x 51 MG31T MG and it features a CCD day-sight camera with 10x optical zoom, uncooled thermal-imaging system and laser rangefinder.

Crew: 4
Gross Vehicle Weight: 8,800kg
Military Load Classification: 00
Length: 5.39m
Width: 2.30m
Height up to top of FLW 100: 2.90m
Ground Clearance: 0.40m
Grade: 60%
Slope: 30%

 

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