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​LAAD 2017: Guarani slows down

5th April 2017 - 14:04 GMT | by Tim Fish in Rio de Janeiro

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As the Brazilian defence budget gets more constrained the army is being forced to delay it major programmes.

The VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle programme is the flagship procurement project for the army but since it signed the €2.5 billion contract in 2012 for 2,044 units, only 248 APC variants have been built.

It was originally intended that over 100 vehicles would be built per year, but at the existing rate since production began in 2013 it is averaging at just half this at about 50-60 vehicles per year. The figure in April 2015 was 178 built, therefore in the

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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