BRASILIA ($1=5.27 Brazilian Reals) — The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, signed Legislation 14,449/22 that authorizes the switch to Uruguay of ten 105mm M-108 self-propelled howitzers and 11 Engesa EE-11 Urutu armored automobiles. On this approach, the negotiations that started greater than a yr in the past are concluded, as Infodefensa.com solely reported on the time.
The regulation, authorized by Brazil’s Congress and ratified by Bolsonaro, specifies that the items will likely be transferred to their present state of conservation. Switch prices are borne by the Brazilian state. The aforementioned items now not meet the necessities of the Brazilian military, due to this fact, their switch won’t have an effect on its operational capabilities, Brazil says.
Excessive stage of operability and conservation
Final December, a delegation from the Uruguayan Army visited the twenty second Self-Propelled Discipline Artillery Group of the Brazilian Army within the metropolis of Uruguayan, the place the Uruguayan troops had been in a position to assess the situation of the automobiles. This go to was extremely passable, discovering a excessive stage of operability in addition to an ideal state of conservation of the items.
The armored automobiles will likely be transferred to the Brazilian metropolis of Santana do Livramento, on the border with Uruguay, the place they are going to be handed over to the Army. It’s speculated that the Urutu function regionally in patrol and coaching duties since they now not qualify to be deployed in United Nations peacekeeping missions attributable to their seniority. Uruguay is a person of the opposite two best-known merchandise of the defunct Brazilian manufacturing facility Engesa: the EE-9 Cascavel and the EE-3 Jararaca.
M-108 will change M-101
For his or her half, the M-108 howitzers will serve to equip a brand new group of self-propelled artillery and with their reception, there was hypothesis about the potential of starting to decommission the previous M-101 howitzers.
Nonetheless, the lengthy life remaining in these techniques attributable to their comparatively low utilization will enable them to be stored in inventory, even when solely in reserve. With the existence of assorted improve kits, the system may proceed to be legitimate within the area.
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