Brazil is to export 10 6×6 VBTP-MR Guarani amphibious medium armoured personnel carriers for use by the Lebanese Army, sources have told IHS Jane’s .
The batch is part of a wider deal secured by Iveco Defence Vehicles of Italy that also includes delivery to Lebanon of 4×4 armoured vehicles and unprotected vehicles.
The Brazilian vehicle is branded by the Italian armoured vehicles maker as VBTP (Viatura Blindada de Transporte de Pessoal, Personnel Transport Armoured Vehicle). The contract for the VBTP acquisition has yet to be signed, the sources added. […]