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Elbit Supplying VBTP 6×6 To Asia-Pacific Country

Iveco VBPT (Viatura Blindada Transporte de Pessoal) Guarani 6x6 APC [©Iveco via Elbit]

Elbit Systems has been awarded a $46 million contract to supply VBPT 6×6 Armoured Personnel Carriers to a country in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Press Release, Haifa, 07 February 2021: Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $46 million to supply VBTP 6×6 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the army of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a three-year period.

As the prime contractor, Elbit Systems will supply the VBTP 6×6 wheeled APCs that were developed by Iveco Defence Vehicles in cooperation with the Brazilian Army. The VBTP 6×6 APCs will be equipped with Elbit Systems’ turrets and a range of the Company’s subsystems including electric drive and stabilisation systems, fire control systems, TORCH-X battle management systems, E-LynX software defined radio systems, gunner and commander sights as well as life support systems.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land, commented: “We are pleased with our continuous co-operation with Iveco, particularly with our capacity to contribute to the export efforts of the Brazilian defence industry. We believe that our strong portfolio of subsystems positions us advantageously to lead procurement programs of armoured vehicles, especially as the missions they are tasked with become more diverse and increasingly networked.”

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