Business - Tracked Vehicles
The main product of the Tracked Vehicle Division is the ASCOD. A joint program developed by GDELS-Steyr and GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas (GDELS-SBS), both part of General Dynamics European Land Systems. The ASCOD is one of the best Infantry Fighting Vehicles of its class.
The Spanish version (Pizarro) is produced in Spain by GDELS-SBS and the Austrian version (ULAN) by GDELS-Steyr.
Today a total of 256 vehicles are in service in both armies. The Spanish Government has ordered another 190 vehicles in addition to the infantry/cavalry, fire support and command post vehicles. This includes the design and manufacture of the vehicle family – forward reconnaissance, recovery and combat engineering.
Both the Spanish and Austrian versions mount a 30 mm cannon as their main weapon.
The ASCOD is a tracked combat vehicle designed to operate in conjunction with main battle tanks.
It provides space for a crew of 10 and has a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour.
Regarded as one of the best infantry combat vehicles in the world, it can mount any turret in the market.
The SK 105 light tank combines high firepower, extreme mobility and rapid deployment by C 130 aircraft in the class of less than 20 tons combat weight.
Several armies around the world trust in the outstanding features of the SK 105.
The Tracked Vehicle Division is also responsible for the manufacture (under license) of the Leopard 2E main battle tank for the Spanish Army.
The scope of the program includes 219 Leopard 2E MBTs, built at the GDELS plant in Seville as well as 16 additional units of the Recovery version.