Brazil Requests $241M BAE Artillery, Manned Vehicle Kits Sale

Bae systems logo_ExecutiveBizBrazil’s government has requested to acquire BAE Systems-built armored carrier and howitzer cannon modification kits under two U.S. foreign military sales agreements worth $241 million combined.

The Brazilian army is buying $130 million in kits intended to modernize the nation’s fleet of 434 armored personnel carriers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

DSCA also announced Wednesday that Brazil wants to acquire 40 kits for M109A5+ self-propelled howitzer modernization through a separate $110 million contract.

Both contracts will include BAE delivering upgrade kits, spares, manuals and test equipment as well as training, engineering, logistics and technical support services to Brazil’s military.

The FMS transactions have been approved by the U.S. State Department and are subject to review by Congress.

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