Iveco and Brazilian Army are working on version 2.0 of Guarani 6×6

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — A commission of military engineers from the Brazilian Army Production Directorate, led by Major General Tales Villela, and a team from Iveco Defense Vehicles [IDV] held a meeting at the company’s facilities in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais to discuss technical discussions and administrative arrangements to implement improvements to the armored 6×6 Guaraní, a project called Guaraní 2.0.

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The Guarani strategic program undergoes constant evolution based on experience from production, operation, and maintenance. The simplest changes are applied in production and subsequently on already-used vehicles.

An easy example of this can be seen in the so-called battle kit, whose vehicles can be identified by the outer straps of the backpack, bearing in mind that this is only the most visible element of the kit.

At the IDV factory in Set Lagoas, a group of Army military engineers is assisting this evolution based on operational experience and reports from the support units, together with reports from the companies responsible for supplying the logistics chain, among other factors that are constantly evaluated.

Activities such as this demonstrate the degree to which interaction and integration between the Defense Industrial Base [IDB] and the Brazilian military are necessary to meet the real needs of the troops, increase the operational capacity of the ground forces and cooperate with national development.

LSR 4×4

On the same occasion, issues related to the next phases of the VBMT-LSR 4×4 acquisition project, which include requirements, quantities, and timing, were also discussed.

Looking ahead, both projects will continue to follow the processes defined in the Army SMEM life cycle under the joint management of participating actors and the coordination and management of the Army General Staff.


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