Land Platforms

US to grant new hardware to Brazil

22 May 2018

The United States is to donate 120 M198 155 mm towed howitzers, 200 M577A2 armoured command post vehicles, and six M88A1 armoured recovery vehicles (ARV) to the Brazilian Army as excess defense articles (EDA).

If the transfer is approved, letters of offer and acceptance will be signed with the United States through the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington, DC. Brazil will only be required to pay for the cost of shipping and handling the items, which will be supplied from US surplus stocks in storage.

Brazil requested the M198s, M577A2s and M88A1s in October 2016, June 2017, and July 2017 respectively, it told Jane’s .

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