Desert Piranha 5

Manufacturer: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

DESERT PIRANHA 5 has been designed from the outset with adaptability, flexibility and growth capacity as the corner stones of the design.

Wheeled armoured combat vehicles now form the core of a deployable land forces combat power and for this reason they need to be effective across the complete spectrum of conflict including peace keeping, counter insurgency and ultimately general war.

A thorough analysis of the requirements across these scenarios has been completed to drive the design thus ensuring DESERT PIRANHA 5 is suitable for the operations of today while providing the growth needed to secure the future. DESERT PIRANHA 5 provides the highest levels of survivability against conventional and asymmetric threats while having the capacity to fill all battlefield roles such as APC, Electronic Warfare, Ambulance, Reconnaissance, Command, Mortar and even Direct Fire with turrets up to 120 mm calibre. The vehicle on display is an example of what can be achieved with a vehicle that delivers the troop an internal capacity of an APC with seating for a crew of eleven men.

The DESERT PIRANHA 5 can be delivered in either high or low roof configurations with open architectures, over 15,000 kg payload and 120 kW electrical power. This provides growth potential to secure a long service life for the vehicle as new technologies emerge and need to be integrated into the vehicle.

Property Value
Number of drive wheels
Number of wheels
Main weapon caliber (mm)

Has folowing part:
Total Amount
Cockerill 3000 (Turret)
GALIX (Self-screening system)

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