BAE to Upgrade 236 Brazilian M113 APCs

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The U.S. has awarded in July 2015 the local firm BAE Systems Platforms & Services a contract to modernize 236 M113B tracked armored personnel carriers (APCs) of the Brazilian Army to M113A2 Mk1 standard (designed M113BR in Brazil).

The work will b performed in Curitiba, Brazil by the Brazilian Army’s Regional Park Maintenance / 5 (Pq R Mnt/5) with assistance of operations of the company in the US.

The upgraded process is expected to start in current half and to be complete in 2018. The US firm earlier modernized 150 M113Bs to M113BR standard.

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