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Paraguayan army conducts tests with Brazilian “Guarani” AFV

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A delegation of officers of the 3rd Division of infantry and of the command of the army headquarters (Research Centervisited 15 Brigade infantry mechanized Brazilian, in the city of Cascavel, where he attended the presentation and proof of the capabilities of the VBTP-MR Guarani armored personnel carrier vehicle.

The Paraguayan army is interested in promoting its fleet of armored means, which includes the modernization of existing items and purchase of others to convert to mechanized units of the units of the army, in compliance with the guidelines of modernization and transformation.

The VBTP-MR Guarani is a 6×6 armoured personnel carrier developed by Iveco and the Brazilian Army as part of its “URUTU-III” modernisation program aimed to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015. The VBTP-MR is based on a 6×6 version of Iveco’s Superav armoured personnel carrier. In the program there’s also the Brazilian Companies IMBEL (Communications), the ELBIT (Armaments), the Usiminas and the Villares (development of national ballistic structural steel).

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