Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spain takes delivery of second phase of Pizarro via Janes

Thanks to Jonathan for the link!

via Janes
General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has completed the delivery of 83 Pizarro tracked infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the Spanish Army.

A ceremony to mark the handover of the last of the vehicles took place during the 2017 International Exhibition of Security & Defence Technologies (HOMSEC) held in Madrid from 14-16 March, a GDELS spokesperson told Jane's.

The programme will now switch to producing the remaining 36 vehicles, all of them recovery variants, at the group's Santa Bárbara Sistemas plant at Alcalá de Guadaíra near Seville.

The GDELS spokesman said the recovery vehicles will have better protected hulls and that production is due to start later this year.
Interesting.  I wonder why the high number of recovery variants?  Additionally I find it curious that the same vehicle that Spain calls an IFV is called by the Brits a scout vehicle!

Regardless, this is the future.  Whatever vehicle is selected, it's obvious that a family of vehicles is the way ahead.

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