The Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais) is to receive its first updated AAV7A1 armoured amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) (locally designated as Carro-Lagarta Anfíbio: CLAnf) in the second quarter of 2017, the Brazilian Navy told Jane's on 13 March.
One CLAnf-P troop carrier and one CLAnf-C command vehicle will be received initially.
Deliveries of 23 vehicles to the Marines Fleet Force (Força de Fuzileiros da Esquadra: FFE) comprising 20 CLAnf-Ps, 2 CLAnf-Cs, and 1 CLAnf-S recovery vehicle are to conclude in late 2018, the navy said.
Brazil ordered the modernisation of 23 AAV7s, formerly in the US Marine Corps inventory, to a Reliability, Availability, Maintainability/Rebuilt-to-Standard (RAM/RS) configuration as part of a USD117.517 million foreign military sale in 2014.
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