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IDV Awarded Brazilian Army Contract to Provide 420 LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles

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IDV Awarded Brazilian Army Contract to Provide 420 LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles

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IDV Awarded Brazilian Army Contract to Provide 420 LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles
IDV Awarded Brazilian Army Contract to Provide 420 LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles

The Brazilian Army, through the Army Manufacturing Directorate, signed a contract with IDV for the supply of 420 LMV-BR 2 (Light Multirole Vehicle) within a 10-year timeframe. The first units are expected to be delivered in 2026. This new order of LMV-BR 2 vehicles, known in Brazil under the name “Guaicurus”, will be produced in two different variants, either with a Manual Weapon System or a RCWS Weapon System. All vehicles will be equipped with a C2 – Command and Control System. The 420 units of “Guaicurus” will be produced locally in IDV’s plant in Sete Lagoas (MG).

As of September 2015, Iveco Defence Vehicles had achieved sales of more than 4,000 LMVs Lince 4X4. The signing of this 10-year contract for LMV-BR 2 vehicles marks another important milestone in the partnership between the Brazilian Army and IDV as it contributes considerably to the growth of the national defence industry and strengthens the strategic development of the Brazilian Ground Forces. The solid collaboration between the Brazilian Army and IDV looks back on a long history, which includes so far the supply of 700 units of the 6×6 amphibious armoured vehicle Guarani as well as 32 units of the LMV-BR.

LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles
LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles. (Photo by IDV)

The Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) is a 4WD tactical vehicle developed by Iveco, and in service with several countries. Since its launch, the Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) has continuously been developed, benefitting from the extensive amount of experience accumulated by its users. Thanks to this continue focus, over the last 20 years IDV has gained thorough expertise in developing military vehicles to meet the most demanding operational requirements of its customers, engaged in special operations and peace-keeping missions, especially in compartmented urban context.

Iveco Defence Vehicles is a company making part of Iveco Group N.V. Iveco Defence Vehicles is dedicated to delivering innovative automotive and protection solutions to meet the needs of military customers worldwide. The company manufactures specialist logistic, protected and armoured vehicles in its facility in Bolzano in Northern Italy, as well as marketing Iveco’s full commercial range, adapted as necessary to meet the demands of the military user. In consequence, Iveco Defence Vehicles has a full range of vehicles to meet a broad spectrum of defence applications.

LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles
LMV-BR 2 Light Multirole Vehicles. (Photo by IDV)

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