Land Platforms

Portugal receives first VAMTAC ST5 LATVs

15 October 2019

The Unidade de Apoio Geral de Material do Exército (UAGME) materiel support depot in Alcochete received the first two URO Vehículos Especiales VAMTAC ST5 4×4 light armoured tactical vehicles (LATVs) for the Portuguese Army on 11 October, the army's force planning division told Jane's the same day.

The remaining eight troop carriers of the first batch are being delivered from 14 to 17 October.

The VAMTAC ST5s for Portugal are in full-rate production, the army's force planning division said.

A total of 139 vehicles, comprising 107 troop carriers, 12 special operations vehicles, 13 ambulances, and seven command post vehicles worth EUR60.8 million (USD67 million) were ordered in July 2018 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on behalf of the Portuguese Army under the Viatura Táctica Ligeira Blindada (VTLB or LATV) project.

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