The VBTP-MR is a 6x6 armored personnel carrier jointly developed by IVECO D.V.D. and the Brazilian Army as part of its "URUTU-3" modernization program aimed to replace all EE-11 Urutu by 2015.
In 1999 the Brazilian Army issued a request for a new family of armored fighting vehicles with amphibious capabilities able to replace the EE-9 Cascavel and EE-11 Urutu developed in the seventies. The main feature of this new family should be its modular design, allowing the incorporation of different turrets, weapons, sensors and communications systems onto the same carriage, including a communications version, an ambulance version and different fire support versions, armed with large caliber mortar and gun systems.
Deliveries to Brazilian Army to start in 2011-2012 and the project close out in 2030.
Weight: 16.7 t
Length: 6.9 m.
Width: 2.7 m.
Height: 2.34 m.
Crew: 2 + 9 passengers
Engine: Iveco Cursor 9 diesel engine 383 hp
Suspension: Hydro pneumatic
Operational range: 600 km (370 mi)
Speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)