Iveco to Deliver 10 VBTP Guarani 6x6 Armored Vehicles APC to Lebanon Armed Forces

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Iveco to Deliver 10 VBTP Guarani 6x6 Armored Vehicles APC to Lebanon Armed Forces
Italian company Iveco will deliver 10 VBTP (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal) Guarani armored vehicles personal carriers to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). The Iveco plant in Sete Lagoas (Brazil) will produce the 10 vehicles which will be delivered directly to Lebanon, reportedly without any weapons.
     
Iveco Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier Lebanon LAF
Brazilian Army Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle personnel carrier armed with a 7.62mm machine gun at LAAD 2013 defense exhibition in Brazil.
     
This new vehicle was developed by Iveco and the Brazilian Army to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015. It is based on a 6×6 version of Iveco's Superav armoured personnel carrier. The Guarani was presented for the first time at the Defence Exhibition LAAD in April 2011. In December 2012, The Italian Defence Company IVECO has delivered the first batch of VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle to the Brazilian army.

The Guarani is a wheeled amphibious armoured vehicle which can carry a tottal of 11 soldiers. The vehicle can be fitted with a full range of weapons stations. One of the variant order by the Brazilian Army will be equipped with an UT30 turet, armed with a 30mm gun and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. This remote controlled weapon station are being delivered by Elbit's Brazilian subsidiary.
 

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