Brazilian Army Donates Self-propelled Howitzers And Armoured Personnel Carriers To Uruguay
Brazil’s Home of Representatives (Camara dos Deputados) on 4 August accepted the donation of 21 armoured automobiles from Brazilian Military surplus shares to Uruguay. The proposal, overlaying 10 M108 self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and 11 Urutu Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), now goes to the Senate for ratification. Monch reported that the donation is a part of the coverage of worldwide cooperation with Mercosur accomplice international locations. Mercosur formally Southern Widespread Market is a South American commerce bloc established by the Treaty of Asunción in 1991 and Protocol of Ouro Preto in 1994. Affiliate international locations are Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.
“The general public administration has no real interest in utilizing these automobiles anymore, and may eliminate them with out prejudice to the fulfilment of their constitutional duties. The proposition seeks to strengthen relations with our Mercosur companions, in addition to demonstrates that the transactions won’t hurt our floor forces in fulfilling their constitutional duties,” defined Congressman Vinícius Carvalho.
M108 self-propelled howitzers and 11 Armoured Personnel Carriers might be delivered of their present state of conservation, and the bills might be borne by Military Command, together with the transport to the seventh Mechanized Cavalry Regiment, in Santana do Livramento (RS), the place they are going to be delivered to the Uruguayan Military.
The M108 Howitzer is an American self-propelled 105 mm howitzer, first launched within the early Sixties as a alternative for the M52 self-propelled howitzer. The M108 was powered by a Detroit Diesel turbocharged 8V-71T 8-cylinders 405 hp engine. The M108 can hearth a variety of 105mm ammunition with a most firing vary of 11.5 km. The roof of the turret might be fitted with a hoop mount armed with one 12.7mm heavy machine gun. It used the identical hull and turret because the 155 mm M109 self-propelled howitzer, and parts of the M113 armored car. Brazil had a complete of 72 M108AP 105mm self-propelled howitzers that have been retired from Brazilian military service in 2017-2018, having been delivered to Brazil within the early Nineteen Seventies as a part of a batch of 72 from surplus US Military shares.
The EE-11 Urutu is a Brazilian amphibious armored personnel service. It was primarily based on the drive prepare and chassis parts of the EE-9 Cascavel armored automotive and initially emerged as a part of a undertaking to develop an amphibious troop-carrying counterpart to that car for the Brazilian Military and Marine Corps (CFN). The Urutu was the primary absolutely amphibious armored car developed in Brazil; it could possibly propel itself via water at speeds of 8 km/h through twin propellers. Urutus have been as soon as operated by over thirty nationwide armies and safety forces worldwide. One hybrid variant was modified to just accept the identical 90 mm turret-mounted cannon as its Cascavel counterpart; this was marketed unsuccessfully to the US Military because the Uruvel.
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