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Brazilian Army signs up for Centauro II armoured vehicles

2nd December 2022 - 17:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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Brazilian Centauro IIs will feature 120mm armament. (Photo: CIO)

The contract with the Iveco-Oto Melara consortium for supply of the first two vehicles will be signed on 5 December.

The Brazilian Army has been progressing with replacement of its ageing fleet of EE9 Cascavel reconnaissance/patrol vehicles and intends to acquire 98 8x8 Centauro II armoured vehicles fitted with 120mm armament under the VBC Cav-MSR programme.

The contract with the Iveco-Oto Melara consortium (CIO) for supply of the first two platforms will be signed on 5 December. Delivery of these vehicles is scheduled to take place between February and March 2024.

Speaking to Shephard, a spokesperson for the Brazilian Army explained that the first Centauros will be subjected to technical and operational evaluation tests, which will shape the procurement of

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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