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Portuguese Army receives first VAMTAC vehicles

2nd December 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Portuguese Army has received its first two VAMTAC 4x4 high-mobility tactical vehicles being acquired under its Viatura Tactica Ligeira Blindada (VTLB) project.

The programme is being managed by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, in close cooperation with the Portuguese Army.

In total 139 vehicles are to be delivered by Spanish company UROVESA under a contract signed in July 2018. The First Article Acceptance testing have been carried out, during which the vehicles were physically inspected, with their performance and characteristics verified.

The vehicles are being delivered in four major configurations and additional sub-variants, including command vehicles, medical units, personnel carriers and vehicles for special operations. The vehicles are fitted with ballistic, blast and mine protection, and are designed to operate on all types of roads and terrain.

Production is now running at full pace with completion of delivery of vehicles, spares, training, documentation and special tools scheduled for December 2020.

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