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Brazil launches effort to modernise Cascavel ARVs

04 December 2017

The Brazilian Army on 1 December approved guidelines for a project to modernise its EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), which is armed with a turreted 90 mm Cockerill Mk2 low-pressure gun.

Several cavalry units field 409 Cascavels (comprising 157 Mk IIs, 37 Mk VIs, and 215 Mk VIIs).

The project, designated as VBR-MSR 6x6 (Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento-Média Sobre Rodas), is seen as an intermediate solution before a VBR-MSR 8x8 is acquired.

A feasibility study will done and one prototype and pilot batch of up to seven modernised vehicles will be ordered and evaluated by the Army Evaluations Center.

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