Brazil Inks Deal for Iveco Personnel Carriers

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    Brazil Inks Deal for Iveco Personnel Carriers

    The Brazilian Army has signed a 2.5 billion euro ($3.6 billion) contract with Italy's Iveco Defence Vehicles for the supply of 2,044 armored personnel carriers, the company said Monday.

    The contract, to supply the base models of the VBTP-MR vehicle, covers 20 years and includes logistic support, with manufacture in Brazil of the vehicle - including engines - to start in 2012 and end in 2030.

    More than 100 local direct suppliers will be involved in the work, Iveco said. When built, the vehicle will be able to serve as a personnel carrier, reconnaissance, rescue and ambulance vehicle.

    The diesel-engined VBTP-MR is an 18-metric ton, six-wheel drive vehicle, measuring almost 7 meters long with amphibious capability, and able to carry 11 soldiers.

    The vehicle stands 2.34 meters high, can be equipped with a turret and is transportable on C-130 aircraft.

    Iveco said it was now working with the Brazilian Army on developing the family of vehicles to be purchased. A first prototype is now being built in Brazil and will be ready by the first half of 2010, with another 16 vehicles produced in 2010 and 2011.

    A full mock-up was shown at the Latin America Aerospace & Defense Fair held in Rio de Janeiro in April.

    Brazil Inks Deal for Iveco Personnel Carriers - Defense News
     
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    Iveco Personnel Carriers

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    Specifications:

    Crew: 2 + 9;
    Weight: 16.7 t;
    Length: ~6.9 m; Width ~2.7 m; Height ~2.34 m;
    Engine Iveco Cursor 9 diesel;
    Engine Power 383 hp;
    Maximum Road Speed: over 100 km/h;
    Amphibious Speed on Water: 9 km/h; Range: 600 km;
    Gradient 60%;
    Side Slope: 30%;
    Vertical Step: over 0.5 m;
    Trench: ~ 0.7 m; Fording: Amphibious.
    italiaspeed.com


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