EADS delivers 20 armored ambulances to German Army
12:00 AM, February 3, 2010
EADS Defence & Security (DS) and Mowag, the subsidiary of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) which makes the armoured Eagle IV vehicle, will enable the German Armed Forces to quickly and safely transport ill and wounded soldiers through danger zones. The companies involved developed an armoured ambulance system for the German ISAF troops operating in northern Afghanistan. As part of an order placed by the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB), Defence Electronics (DE), an integrated activity of DS, will equip a total of 20 vehicles with medical installations. Apart from the necessary medical equipment, the requirements specify the provision of sufficient space to transport a wounded person lying down as well as the medical staff responsible for the care of the wounded such as a doctor, a rescue assistant or paramedic. The ambulance version of the Eagle IV is designed for the role of a “mobile medical unit” (in German: “Beweglicher Arzttrupp” – BAT) for the Bundeswehr. This unit is to safely transport all severities of ill and injured from the site of occurrence to a medical facility whilst providing emergency medical care.