Defence IQ brings you the full press conference from the announcement that IVECO has not only delivered its first 6x6 Guarani pre-series unit to the Brazilian Army, but is also initiating a new project for the Infantry.
Iveco CEO Alfredo Altavilla met with General Sinclair James Mayer, head of the Army’s Science and Technology Department, at the Eurosatory exhibition to herald the delivery of the Amphibiuous Armoured vehicle following the 2009 contract calling for a total of 2044 units to be supplied over the next 20 years at €23 million per unit.
The Army has also inked a fresh deal with Iveco to produce a variant of the Guarani for infantry purposes, underscoring the vehicle’s multi-role capabilities, including use as a personnel carrier, ambulance and reconnaissance vehicle.
Senior officers gathering at Armoured Vehicles Brazil – including Lieutenant General Wizniewsky, Deputy Head of Logistics, and Birgadier General Domingues, Director of Land Equipment – will be discussing these recent developments with their international counterparts and other industry professionals alongside Iveco representatives. The Argentinean Army has reportedly shown interest in potential purchase of the Guarani.