General Dynamics exhibits CBRN tactical vehicle

General Dynamics European Land Systems held a demonstration for its Eagle light tactical vehicle, a device capable of identifying CBRN threats, on Monday during the first day of the Paris Eurosatory exhibition.

The vehicle employs a telescopic arm, detection probes and a particle monitor to measure radiation on the ground. In addition, the vehicle combines the Eagle 4X4 hull with the DURO 6X6 chassis, suspension and driveline, and includes protected cabins for two, four or five crew members, Defense World reports.

A double-wheel sampling system allows the vehicle to identify contamination on the ground while it's moving.

"These highly efficient laboratories, which can be quickly deployed to the operational theatre, contain all the required devices for thorough evaluation of data in the event of CBRN threat situations," the company said, according to Defense World. "In the event of a contamination, the crew can embark and disembark through a sluice in the rear of the vehicle for decontamination. These mobile field laboratories enable a rapid, highly technological and sustainable CBRN defense in the military as well as in the civil disaster control or against terrorist attacks."

The Eagle vehicle can carry a 6,000 kilogram payload and can accommodate up to 14 troops. Additionally, the vehicle has permanent all-wheel drive, automatic transmission, an automatic tire pressure control system and automatic Torsen differentials.