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Luxembourg Army To Procure GDELS Eagle V CLRV

Luxembourg CLRV [© GDELS]

Luxembourg Army to procure 80 armoured Command, Liaison And Reconnaissance Vehicles (CLRV) based on Eagle V From GDELS.

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Press Release, Berlin, 19 September 2022: Luxembourg: On September 15, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, François Bausch, announced the government’s decision to acquire 80 armoured command, liaison and reconnaissance vehicles (CLRV) for the Luxembourg Army. The CLRVs which are based on the EAGLE V will replace the current ‘Hummer’ and ‘PRV’ (Protected Reconnaissance Vehicle) vehicles, which have become obsolete.

“The decision is based on three aspects. First, and this is the most important in my opinion, that our soldiers are best protected when deployed on a mission. Second, to modernise our equipment and increase our operational capabilities and third, to ensure interoperability within the army and with our allies”, explained the Minister of Defense, François Bausch during the press conference.

The acquisition has been carried out with the support of specialised teams from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which will also provide logistical and technical support throughout the life cycle of the new CLRVs.

The selected vehicle system consists of three components:

  1. The EAGLE V from the GDELS, comprising suitable protection against mines, explosive devices and small calibre gunfire and very good all-terrain performance;
  2. The remotely operated firing station DeFNder Medium from FN HERSTAL, protecting the shooter and equipped with day and night cameras and smoke canisters; and
  3. The SCORPION communication system from THALES, interoperable with the Armed Forces of Belgium and France.

“After the recent purchase of the EAGLE V 6×6 as Protected Ambulance Vehicle (PAV), GDELS is very proud to contribute another important capability to the Luxembourg Army with the EAGLE V 4×4 CLRV. EAGLE V 4×4 and/or 6×6 user nations now comprise Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland”, said Dr. Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President GDELS International Business & Services.

Luxembourg CLRV [© GDELS]

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