Christopher F Foss shows us the PIRANHA 5, General Dynamics’ 8×8 platform that is a candidate for the British Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) Programme. The Piranha 5 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is one variant of the fifth generation of the MOWAG Piranha family of vehicles. It was designed by General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH. The MOWAG Piranha is a family of armoured fighting vehicles designed by the Swiss company MOWAG (since April 2010 the name has changed to General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH).
Five generations of vehicles have been produced, manufactured by Mowag or under licence by other companies, and variants are in service with military forces throughout the world.