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Spain finally nears Pizarro conclusion

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


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


Grant Turnbull

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

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