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Brazil progresses with VBMT-LSR programme

23rd August 2022 - 11:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


LMV-BR is the Brazilian version of the Iveco 4x4 Light Multirole Vehicle. (Photo: Brazilian Army)

The Brazilian Army has announced that the first batch of LMV-BR armoured vehicles has entered service with the 15th Mechanised Infantry Brigade. At least part of the fleet will be fitted with locally developed REMAX remote weapon stations.

The Brazilian Army is making progress with its Light Wheeled Multirole Armoured (VBMT-LSR) programme and announced on 16 August that the first batch of Iveco LMV-BR vehicles entered service with the 15th Mechanised Infantry Brigade (Guarani Brigade), located in Cascavel (Parana state).

Speaking to Shephard, an army spokesperson confirmed that to date nine vehicles were delivered.

The service procured a total of 32 platforms in November 2019 under a US$16.2 million contract, and the first LMV-BR was handed over to the army in April last year.

Apart from equipping mechanised infantry troops, these vehicles will also be part of

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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