The Chilean government has given green light to the procurement of a dozen second-hand Coyote 8×8 armoured scout vehicles for the navy's Marine Corps, military sources in Santiago told Jane's .
Deliveries are expected to take place during 2020, but could start in late months of 2019. The value of the transaction for the light-armoured vehicles (LAVs), coming from Canadian Armed Forces surplus, has not been publicly disclosed, as it is still being negotiated to include new engines and other spare parts.
A derivative of General Dynamics Land Systems Piranha II that anticipated features of Piranha III, developed to fulfil Canadian requirements, Coyote is a fast, 7.6-tonne armed scout vehicle aimed for reconnaissance of territory where opposition is expected.
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