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Signing the Contract for the Acquisition of Piranha V Armoured Vehicles


The signing ceremony for the acquisition contract of 227 Infantry armoured Fighting Vehicles (IFV) Piranha V and its initial logistic support took place on Friday, January 12th, at the defence ministry HQ, in the attendance of defence minister Mihai Fifor and vice-prime minister Marcel Ciolacu.

Thus, the Cooperation Agreement signed between the Ministry of Economy and C.N. Romarm S.A. with General Dynamics manufacturer comes into force.

Defence Minister, Mihai Fifor, said that today that” an important step was taken for the Romanian Land Forces as well as for the implementation of the Government program with a view of equipping the Romanian Armed Forces” and ”that we succeeded in involving the national defence industry by creating new jobs and through a successful performance of such industry”.

Starting with 2018, the infantry armoured fighting vehicle will gradually be manufactured and enter into the service of the Romanian Armed Forces. The MoND will be able to offer maintenance throughput the entire life-cycle of the equipment; also, the crews handling these vehicles will benefit from simulation training for optimum results.

The Infantry armored Fighting Vehicle PIRANHA V is the most advanced platform for troops’ transportation, equipped with the latest ballistic protection and fire-power systems existing in NATO.

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