The 20 vehicles will be taken to Curitiba as part of the Armored Forces Program.
20 Army trucks were received on Tuesday (08) by the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP). According to the Brazilian Army, the MaxxPro Recovery Vehicles are unprecedented in the country.
Manufactured by US company Navistar Defense, the vehicles will be used to rescue Guarani armored vehicles on the battlefield. The model can withstand 5.56mm and 7.62mm caliber weapons fire, as well as artillery shrapnel, mines and explosives, and has a towing capacity of up to 42 tons.
The acquisition is part of the Armored Forces Program, which is part of the Land Force Strategic Portfolio, bringing more capabilities to the armored fleet. The vehicle purchase process began in 2018 and went through several stages, according to the Brazilian Army’s operational requirements.
Colonel Éder Valério Pellegrini, from the 5th Military Region Command, participated in the negotiations to operationalize the receipt of the vehicles from the landing at TCP, together with the team from the Materials Import and Export Division of the Army Logistics Support Base and with the logistical means of the 5th Army Division Command.
Pellegrini emphasized that TCP’s technology, availability and service were some of the factors that influenced the choice of the service. “I highlight the proactivity in preparing for the receipt of vehicles, with prompt service on all available channels to answer questions. Other attractions were the proximity of the terminal to the destination city, which is Curitiba, in addition to the terminal’s modern equipment for cargo handling and a trained and experienced operational and administrative team, which transmitted security and reliability throughout the process “, explains the colonel.
According to the logistics operations manager, Fabio Mattos, the terminal works with a large structure to meet the so-called project cargo, that is, cargo with measurements, dimensions and weights outside the standards for shipment in conventional containers. “TCP makes heavy investments in technology and has a specialized team to achieve records every day. We already operate skid steer loaders, excavators, trucks, harvesters and tractors, handling an average of 600 machines monthly here at TCP. By the end of 2023, we expect to exceed 7,000 machines handled”, highlights Mattos.
The trucks arrived by the wheeled ship ARC RESOLVE of the Norwegian shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Upon docking at the port, the vehicles went down the ramp and were taken by TCP to the storage area.
The armored fleet, after documentary clearance, will be transported to the capital of Paraná, whose responsibility is in charge of the Logistics Section of the 5th Army Division Command. The 27th Logistics Battalion and the 5th Logistics Battalion will be the military units that will drive the twenty armored vehicles to the Regional Maintenance Park, which will be their temporary destination until they are distributed nationally to other loc