The Brazilian army received four responses to its Request for Proposals (RFP) corresponding to the plan of acquisition of weapons systems, including 105 mm cannons aimed at car recognition 8 × 8 that are part of VBR-MR program (Armored Car Recognition Middle-wheels).
This is the CMI Defence, OTO Melara, Denel Land Systems and China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO).Responses to the RFP issued in November of last year were delivered on Monday. The goal is to acquire a prototype of this system with the option of ordering a pilot batch of 13 sets. The negotiations conducted by the Army Material Officers may open the door to an order involving more than 100 units of the system.
The requirements include, besides the cannon 105 mm high pressure main gun, machine gun caliber 7.62 x 51 mm, 76 mm grenade launchers, fire control systems and electro-optical, provisions for communications systems, command and control.