The first four of 60 M109A5 self-propelled howitzers granted by the United States to the Brazilian Army have arrived at Paranaguá in Brazil.
The howitzers arrived earlier than planned after the Brazilian Army requested an expedited delivery, the service told Jane’s on 13 March. The rest of the vehicles are scheduled to arrive in June or July, although this could be delayed for lack of funds to hire international transportation.
Twelve of the howitzers will be used as sources for spares, the army said.
Before heading to field artillery units, the vehicles will go to the 5th Maintenance Regional Park for various maintenance or modernisation works, depending on budget availability.
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