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LAAD 2015: Industry hopes for Brazil 8x8 contract this year

17th April 2015 - 15:37 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Rio de Janeiro


Industry officials are hoping a contract for the development of an 8x8 variant of VBTP-MR Guarani armoured vehicle will be signed by the Brazilian government later this year, ending uncertainty about the project’s future. 

Italian company Iveco has already delivered 174 Guarani vehicles in a 6x6 configuration as part of a contract signed for 2,044 units in 2012. The company will deliver 100 vehicles a year to the army for the next 20 years.

Speaking to Shephard at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Iveco’s director of research and development for Latin America, Giovanni D’Ambrosio, said he hoped the

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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