Rio de Janeiro's Federal Intervention Cabinet (GIFRJ) is to receive 16 VTLM Lince K2 4×4 protected vehicles (the Italian designation for modernised Iveco Light Multirole Vehicles, or LMVs) that are surplus to Italian Army requirements.
The first tranche of four vehicles is scheduled to arrive in Rio de Janeiro on 26 October and the remaining 12 vehicles on 2 November, the GIFRJ told Jane's on 17 October.
The fleet will be fielded by forces placed under the GIFRJ command in ongoing security operations in the state of Rio de Janeiro, thus significantly increasing their mobility and protection.
The fleet was purchased according to a 25 September contract between the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington (CEBW) on behalf of the Brazilian Army Logistics Command (COLOG) and the Defense Industry Agency of the Italian Ministry of Defence.
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