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A1vis, Mowag Expand Cooperation On Piranha (Sept. 18)



As well as the successful Desert Piranha, which has been excessively adopted around the world, Alvis also manufactures Piranha 3. Both vehicles ca be utilised in a range of variants. The Alvis licence covers many Middle Eastern and Far Eastern countries and has recently been expanded to include some African markets.

Piranha 2 ­ Desert Piranha - has been well-proven in several Middle Eastern countries. It has been extensively tested and is particularly well-suited to this part of the world.

Desert Piranha has been fitted with the latest technology available, including new systems for electronic engine management, driver information, central tyre inflation and anti-lock braking.

Piranha 3 has greater capacity and increased levels of protection than Piranha 2, making it a heavier vehicle. Piranha 3 has been selected by a number of European countries and has now been chosen by the USA as the basis for their Interim Brigade Combat Teams. Piranha 3 is airportable in a C130 at full battle weight, making it fully mission capable from the moment it is deplaned.

Alvis plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is involved with the design and production of armoured fighting vehicles and other specialist military vehicles. The Alvis Group turnover in 2000 was £204 million.

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Alvis And Mowag Continue to Expand Successful Co-Operation on Desert Piranha 2 And Piranha 3