Expands Capability to Address Multiple Missions
The Brazilian Navy has ordered 90 UNIMOG 5000 trucks from Daimler Truck AG. The new generation military vehicles are suitable for operations in any terrain, especially for amphibious operations conducted by troops of the Marine Corps. Annual batches of the heavy vehicles, including those for troop/equipment transport, the carriage of water, coolers and fuel tanks, or for use as dump trucks, will be delivered between 2021-2027.
This acquisition will entail a considerable increase in the Marine Corps’ combat power, and comes at the same time as another contract recently signed between the Brazilian Navy and the United States government, for 12 Oshkosh 4×4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), with deliveries expected from 2022.
The JLTV is specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern tactical battlespace. Its armour, combined with high mobility, firepower, and the potential for effective command and control, will allow for expansion of Marine Corps Operational Groups and enhance their capability to conduct amphibious, law enforcement and peacekeeping operations within the broadening spectrum of operational tasking.
In addition, these contracts contemplate the establishment of maintenance structures, including the necessary spare parts, equipment, tools and training. The acquisition of these new vehicles is part of the scope of PROADSUMUS, the Marine Infantry Resources Subprogramme that is part of the Navy’s Strategic Programme ‘Construction of the Nucleus of the Naval Power.’
Santiago Rivas and Florencia Lucero Heguy in Buenos Aires for MON