Iveco Defence Vehicles supplies the first unit of LMV-BR to the Brazilian Army

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Iveco Defence Vehicles entrega a primeira unidade do LMV-BR para o Exército Brasileiro

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In accordance withthe contract signed in 2019, yesterday the first of 32 LMV-BRhas been delivered to the Brazilian Army during a ceremony held at Iveco Defence Vehicles’ plant in Sete Lagoas (MG).The event was attended by representatives of the company and of the Brazilian Army. The remaining 31 units of this lot will be delivered by 2022 as part oftheArmy modernization process.

In addition to LMV’s well known standard features, all these vehicles are fitted with customized weapon and Command and Control systems,as required by the customer.The LMV-BR was chosen in 2015 by the Brazilian Army as the new Viatura Blindada Multitarefa, Leve de Rodas (VBMT-LR).

The final assembly of the vehicles is carried out at the Sete Lagoas plant, where several National components are integrated.The project foresees the acquisition of 186 units, Iveco Defence Vehicles expects to start production of the next batches in2022.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is alreadysupplying the Brazilian Army with the GuaraniVBTP6x6amphibious armored familyof vehicles. More than 480 unitshave now been delivered since 2012, after the signature in 2009 of the productioncontract.Several units of VBTP 6×6 have already been exported to other customers.

The effectivepartnershipbetween Iveco Defence Vehicles and the Brazilian Army is now consolidated with this second line of productwhile Sete Lagoas plant is demonstrating its paramount importance in strengthening the National Defence industrial base in the land systems domain, with a fully qualified workforce and top-leveltechnical capabilities together witha network of local suppliers and partners.


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