General Dynamics bags contract to build 225 PANDUR EVO wheeled armored vehicles for Austria

General Dynamics European Land Systems – Steyr (GDELS) has been awarded a contract to deliver an additional 225 PANDUR 6×6 EVO wheeled armored vehicles to the Austrian Armed Forces.

The contract has an initial value of 1.2 billion euros (U.S. $1.3 billion). 

GDELS already has 100 PANDUR EVO vehicles under contract, with the third batch currently in production and delivery.

In addition to the delivery of state-of-the-art personnel carriers and flexible conversion kits for medical, and command & control missions, the order includes eight new vehicle variants, including vehicles equipped with a 120 mm mortar combat system, as well as mobile air defense and electronic warfare variants.

Noteworthy, the compact, high-performance PANDUR EVO 6×6 is built at GDELS’ Steyr facility in Vienna Simmering, the national center of excellence for wheeled and tracked protected military mobility.

Preceding versions of the PANDUR EVO have been in service with the Austrian Armed Forces since 1996. Around 850 PANDUR in 6×6 and 8×8 configurations are fielded worldwide today.

Other users include Belgium, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal, Slovenia, and the U.S.