Brazil in the near future plans to sign a contract for the delivery of a Russian multi-terrain armored GAZ-233036 "Tiger" SPM-2, said on Monday the official representative of the "military-industrial company" (MIC) Sergei Suvorov.
"Armored" Tiger "successfully passed the full test cycle on the basis of one of the divisions of the police special operations battalion of Brazil, stationed in Rio de Janeiro. Including car was involved in patrolling the suburban mountainous areas, the so-called "favelas", where the highest recorded levels of crime, "- said the representative of the military-industrial complex.
"Brazilians have praised military and technical merit of the" Tiger ". The machine, which was tested in the Brazilian police special forces, has the additional equipment installed at the request of local police. In particular, the machines that are to be supplied to Latin America, enhanced reservations, protection upgraded to level 3 by STANAG 4569, which was confirmed by tests. In addition, the machines are equipped with air conditioning system ", — said Sergey Suvorov.
"It is ready to contract for the purchase of" Tigers ", which may be signed in the near future. Brazilian police will use the machines to ensure law and order in the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, "- said the representative of the military-industrial complex.
He also recalled that in late April, a contract was signed for the supply of armored cars "Tiger" in Uruguay. They are also intended to equip units of the Interior Ministry.
Armored car GAZ-233036 "Tiger" SPM-2 is commercially available at the Arzamas Machine-Building Plant, which is part of the "Military-Industrial Company". "Tiger" is the 5th grade protection, capable of a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour, is designed to carry up to 9 people or 1.2 tons of cargo. The crew can fire from the sidearms of the two opening hatches in the roof and through the opening loopholes in the armored glass in the doors and on the sides. Currently, commercially available from several models of multi-purpose vehicles such as "Tiger GAZ-233034 SPM-1, GAZ-233036 SPM-2 command post vehicle P-145BMA for the security forces and special vehicle VPK-23314" Tiger-M " for the needs of the Ministry of Defence.