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Type Armored personnel carrier
Place of origin  Italy Brazil
Weight 16.7 t
Length 6.9 m (23 ft)
Width 2.7 m (8.9 ft)
Height 2.34 m (7.7 ft)
Crew 2 (+ 9 passengers)

Engine Iveco Cursor 9 diesel engine
383 hp
Suspension Hydropneumatic
600 km (370 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

The VBTP-MR is a 6x6 armored personnel carrier jointly developed by Fiat's IVECO and the Brazilian Army as part of its "URUTU-3" modernization program aimed to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015.

In 1999 the Brazilian Army issued a request (ROB #09/99) for a new family of armoured fighting vehicles with amphibious capabilities able to replace the EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu developed in the seventies. The main feature of this new family should be its modular design, allowing the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors and communications systems onto the same carriage, including a communications version, an ambulance version and different fire support versions, armed with large caliber mortar and gun systems.

Deliveries to Brazilian Army to start in 2011-2012 and the project close out in 2030.[1][2]

There is also a 8x8 variant[3].


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