Janes.com reports that according to an Iveco Brazil spokesperson, Italian armored vehicle specialist Iveco Defence Vehicles is poised to begin delivering a shipment of 32 Light Multirole Vehicles (LMVs) to the Brazilian Army in August.
A single 4×4 light armored tactical vehicle will be delivered to the Army Evaluations Center for a new round of testing later this year. After this initial delivery, an additional 15 vehicles will be handed over in 2021 before the remaining 16 are delivered in 2022. Two additional purchases of LMVs are expected to be made down the road.
The 32 LMVs, in a multirole configuration, were purchased under a $12.5 million deal with Iveco Brazil in November 2019 as part of the army’s Light Tactical Armored Multirole Wheeled Vehicle (VBMT-LSR) project. Under the deal, the company also includes technical documentation, maintenance tools, training, and a three-year support package.