18 Oktober 2016
EE-11 Urutu 6x6 of the Colombian Army (photo : Taringa)
Brazil's privately-run Technicae Projetos e Serviços Automotivos, which is owned by Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics), is to modernise and refurbish a total of 180 wheeled and tracked armoured fighting vehicles of the Colombian Army, the company told IHS Jane's .
The work is to be done jointly with the Colombian Army to modernise EE-11 Urutu 6x6 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and M113 tracked armoured carriers, and to refurbish EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 light armoured reconnaissance vehicles. The programme was established via a government-to-government deal with administrative assistance from Brazil's state-owned IMBEL (Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil).
The Urutus are to receive a new 200-hp Mercedes-Benz OM366A engine and Allison Transmission SP3000 automatic transmission, transfer case, and braking system; the M113s will get a new 250-hp engine, automatic transmission, and transfer case; and Cascavels will only be refurbished.