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Imbel and Taurus seal MoU

8th February 2021 - 15:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Agreement brings together Brazilian manufacturers of pistols, rifles and sub-machine guns.

Brazilian small arms manufacturers Imbel and Taurus Armas have signed an MoU establishing a partnership for development, production and joint marketing of their products and services.

The agreement, signed on 1 February, aligns with the National Defence Policy and Strategy of the Brazilian government, which is seeking to consolidate the defence industrial base in the country.

Imbel is known for manufacturing products such as the 5.56mm IA2 assault rifle (pictured), which was approved in September 2015 as the standard infantry rifle for the Brazilian Army. It also produces the Armadillo TA-2 rocket launcher system.

For its part, Taurus Armas produces pistols, rifles and sub-machine guns (such as the SM9 and SM40).

In December 2020, Imbel and Safran Electronics & Defense Brazil signed an agreement to develop new solutions and modernise communications equipment operated by the Brazilian Army.

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