German Companies KMW & FFG strategic cooperation M113 personnel carrier for Brazilian market.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and the Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) have announced their strategic cooperation for the Brazilian market today at the defence exhibition LAAD in Rio de Janeiro.
M113 WARAN ambulance tracked armoured vehicle Danish army
For the industrial support and further development of the Brazilian vehicle fleet, KMW is currently opening its own development, assembly and maintenance centre in the southern Brazilian Santa Maria. The aim of both companies is to offer from this infrastructure also attractive modernisation-possibilities for the Brazilian M113 fleet.
FFG looks back on several decades of experience in this field and has modernised and updated the combat performance of the M113 transport tank for a large number of international costumers.
Increased-power rated M113 in hardware at the exhibition At LAAD 2011 both companies present the M113 transport tank in hardware in an increased-power rated version. Known as WARAN in the market, the increased-power rated version comes with an enhanced driving gear, an enormous storage capacity and a large payload capacity. The extremely versatile transport tank is capable of loading heavy conversion kits or infantry units and protecting them from ballistic or mines threats. With the M113, KMW and FFG offer a cost-efficient alternative that closes gaps in equipment quickly and efficiently with a sustainable and multifunctional vehicle for the Brazilian Army. Denmark, as well as Australia too, have chosen the enhanced version of the transport tank. The M113 forms the kick-off to further cooperation projects between KMW and FFG on the Brazilian market.