IVECO presents at LAAD 2011 the new Guarani armoured personnel carrier for Brazilian army 1304114
LAAD 2011 Defence & Security News - IVECO
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 03:36 PM
IVECO presents at LAAD 2011 the new Guarani armoured personnel carrier for the Brazilian army.
The Italian Defence Company Iveco presents the Guarani APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) that it has developed for the Brazilian Army for the first time in public in the country at LAAD 2011. Brazil signed a $3.3 billion deal for the supply of 2,044 of the vehicles in early 2010.
IVECO Guarani APC the new Armoured Personnel Carrier for the Brazilian Army
The APC is the Brazilian Army's most important modernisation project in the short- and medium-term. The 6x6 Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Tropas - Média sobre Rodas (VBTP-MR) or Wheeled Medium APC (Basic Platform) will be the backbone of the country's future mechanised capability alongside the Leopard 1A5 MBT.
After being displayed at LAAD, the prototype will go the Brazilian Army's proving ground in Marambaia for a period of testing. At the same time, Iveco Defence Vehicles will begin construction of a pilot batch of 16 vehicles.