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Spain finally nears Pizarro conclusion

30th June 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The Spanish Army expects to begin qualification trials of its new Pizarro armoured engineering vehicle (AEV) by February 2019, with deliveries of all platforms likely to be complete by 2021 – a mere 17 years after initial contract award.

A total of 36 AEVs, along with 83 Pizarro infantry fight vehicles (IFV-2), are destined for the army as part of Phase II acquisition plans. These were initially contracted in 2004 as part of a larger Pizarro acquisition, which was subsequently downscaled due to Spain's deep economic recession.

Col Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado, the army’s Pizarro programme manager, said the AEV

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

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