The Chilean Army is revisiting old plans to renew the service’s fleet of wheeled armoured vehicles by refurbishing and upgrading legacy platforms while also buying new ones, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s .
New studies and potential plans are expected to be ready for approval by General Ricardo Martinez when he becomes commander-in-chief of the army in March. At that time, he is expected to present the plans to the government.
The plans, originally devised almost 10 years ago, but postponed, are aimed at equipping the motorised infantry units based in the central Chilean plains. Up to 300 additional wheeled armoured vehicles could be required.
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