Brazil received the first production BTR VBTP-MR Guarani

Brazil received the first production BTR VBTP-MR Guarani

December 6, 2012 at the company Iveco Veiculos de Defesa Iveco group in the Brazilian town web Lagoas (Minas Gerais) accomplished the first transfer of the Brazilian army assembled there serial armored VBTP-MR (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Tropas — Média sobre Rodas) Guarani 6×6. The machine was under contract for the supply by the end of 2014 the first production batch of 86 APCs VBTP-MR Guarani, concluded scientific and technological management (Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia — DCT) with the Brazilian Army Iveco Veiculos de Defesa August 7, 2012 at the cost of 246 million Brazilian reais ($ 117 million). First transmitted machine will be used for tests in the Army research center Centro de Avaliacao do Exército (CAEx). In 2013, to be delivered 11 more machines under this agreement (also CAEx), and the other 74 — in 2014.

BTR VBTP-MR Guarani group developed Iveco special agreement with DCT Brazilian Army since 2007. By the time the true made 5 prototype machine. Total Brazilian army is signed in December 2009 with a group agreement Iveco plans to purchase 2030 2044 machines VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6 in different configurations totaling more than 6 billion. reais. Full-scale mass production should be initiated Iveco Veiculos de Defesa in 2016 the average rate of 100 units per year. In addition, in the current time DCT jointly with Iveco is developing versions of this machine 8×8, mock test which is scheduled to begin in late 2015. Enthusiasm for the purchase and assembly of BTR VBTP-MR Guarani also shows Argentina. December 1 in Argentina began tests of the 1st prototype of Guarani.

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