Danish Army Piranha Fleet to Be Equipped with Leonardo Vehicle Camera Systems

Date: Issue 126 - October 2023

On September 11, at DSEI 2023, Leonardo announced a contract worth over £10M with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to equip more than 300 Royal Danish Army vehicles, including Piranha V 8x8 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Caesar 8x8 ART (Artillery) platforms, with integrated vehicle camera systems. The technology will provide crews with enhanced driver vision and local situational awareness, allowing them to operate more effectively in hostile environments.

The order was placed in December 2022 under the framework agreement signed in 2016 between Leonardo and DALO to provide modular vehicle mission systems across the Royal Danish Army’s fleet of land vehicles, with each system tailored to the individual vehicle type and role. The new contract covers 309 Piranha V vehicles comprising infantry, engineer, repair, mortar, command post, and ambulance variants, as well as the Caesar 8x8 ART (Artillery) platform and wider fleet spares. Deliveries have already commenced.