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Germany is building a tank factory in Brazil

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The German tank-building company Kraus-Maffei-Wegmann KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) began the construction of a tank factory in Brazil.

According to KMW, the plant is being built in the city of Santa Maria, located in the central part of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The plant under construction will be the main center for development, production and service of KMW products in South America. It will be served by local KMW do Brasil Sistemas Militares Ltda joint venture specialists.

KMW established a German-Brazilian joint venture in 2011 to provide maintenance for the Brazilian main combat fleet tanks (MBT) "Leopard 1A5" (Leopard 1A5).

The logistics command (MTO) of the Brazilian army in September 2011 issued to KMW a comprehensive service contract for the existing MBT fleet, under which the German armor manufacturer will provide technical assistance, spare parts, military training, maintenance repair of equipment until September 2016

Tanks "Leopard 1A5» are full Brazilian MBT, which replaced the previously consisted armed with tanks and M60ATTS M41C Bulldog and complement a fleet of 134 tanks "Leopard 1A1BE», acquired in Belgium in 1997, Brazil bought from the German land forces 269 MBT "Leopard- 1 ”, including 7 armored repair and recovery vehicles (BREM) Bergepanzer, 4 engineering machines Pionierpanzer, Brukenpanzer bridge laying machine and Fahrschulpanzer tank simulator. Deliveries of this MBT fleet began in 2009. In the future, the Brazilian army chose the twin 35-mm anti-aircraft self-propelled gun (ZSU) "Cheetah 1A2" (Gepard 1A2)

made by KMW and in June 2013 received the first 8 units of this type from Germany. The remaining 26 units of the ZSU will be repaired and shipped to 2015.

The city of Santa Maria is home to the armored center of the Brazilian army and the 1 armored regiment.

At the first stage, the tank plant under construction will have an area of ​​28 thousand square meters and then at the second stage of construction it will be expanded to 41 thousand square meters. By this time, the KMW do Brasil joint venture will have a numerical strength of 400 people.

By 2018, it is planned to build components of bridges and transport vehicles at this enterprise, as well as to develop new armored vehicles taking into account the specific conditions of the South American armored vehicles market.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 20 January 2014 11: 04 New
    +6
    Yes, the Germans "well done" ... they "launched" their hand into India and into Korea, and now also into Latin America ... They are moving "quietly", but confidently ...
    1. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 20 January 2014 11: 11 New
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      Yes, the Germans "well done" ... they "launched" their hand into India and into Korea, and now also into Latin America ... They are moving "quietly", but confidently ...

      No wonder. Normal world practice.

      Russia is expanding military-technical cooperation with Venezuela. A large regional service center for Russian helicopters is being created there. It will be equipped with modern equipment, advanced technologies and in 2-3 years it will work at full capacity.
      http://rus.ruvr.ru/2012_06_26/79378472/


      Russia is building weapons factories in Venezuela for the production of AK-103 assault rifles.
      http://newsland.com/news/detail/id/439266/
    2. avg
      avg 20 January 2014 13: 06 New
      +3
      Quote: svp67
      Yes, the Germans are "well done" ... they "launched" their hand into India and into Korea, and now also into Latin America ...

      Rather, the Brazilians well done. The Germans called them a tank factory, the Swedes - an aircraft, and we are a regional center for helicopter maintenance.
      Moreover, the Swedes are building on such conditions that you can only dream of.
      1. Slayer
        Slayer 20 January 2014 16: 55 New
        -1
        all right, cheaper power slave
    3. AVV
      AVV 20 January 2014 21: 25 New
      0
      The main thing is that a significant piece of the pie was taken from the States !!!
  2. alone
    alone 20 January 2014 11: 19 New
    +2
    With current realities, there is nothing strange in the fact that Germany is building a tank factory in Brazil. In addition to sales of equipment, this equipment is also provided, which is also a profitable business and an important factor.
    1. Rustam
      Rustam 20 January 2014 11: 55 New
      +1
      lonely With the current realities, there is nothing strange in the fact that Germany is building a tank factory in Brazil


      First, the news is premature — whoever wins the competition will build the plant.


      There is a competition for a new tank, it was assumed that our MC will also participate, but I think it flies away. The choice between IVECO ARIETE and Leopard 2 A7 +
      1. alone
        alone 20 January 2014 13: 02 New
        +1
        leopard2a7 will beat the Italians.
        1. Rustam
          Rustam 20 January 2014 13: 05 New
          0
          alone
          leopard2a7 will beat the Italians.


          Not a fact, Iveco has a strong position in Brazil, although the A7 is perfect
      2. Zymran
        Zymran 20 January 2014 13: 09 New
        +3
        Quote: Rustam
        IVECO ARIETE


        Live and learn. I didn’t even know that Italians produce their own tank. But I would bet on Leopard, for tradition, s.
  3. marder4
    marder4 20 January 2014 11: 20 New
    0
    oh and cunning these Germans
  4. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 20 January 2014 11: 25 New
    +1
    Quote: lonely
    With current realities, there is nothing strange in the fact that Germany is building a tank factory in Brazil. In addition to sales of equipment, this equipment is also provided, which is also a profitable business and an important factor.


    But what about the workers in Germany, all the benefits in England?

    1. alone
      alone 20 January 2014 11: 30 New
      +3
      if the market requires this, they will do it. And as you can see from the link, the unemployed get a benefit that most of our workers can dream of. Yes, and to be honest, this is a problem for the Germans themselves. very business approach, and very profitable
  5. yehat
    yehat 20 January 2014 11: 36 New
    -2
    Leopard for Brazil is an unnecessary tank. It was needed in Europe with its roads, terrain and anti-tank missions in defense, and there you need a tank with increased cross-country ability and better protection.
    1. alone
      alone 20 January 2014 11: 38 New
      +6
      Leopard is one of the best in the world. You think Brazilians doodles, bought tanks that are unsuitable in Brazilian conditions)))
    2. svp67
      svp67 20 January 2014 11: 38 New
      +1
      Quote: yehat
      Leopard for Brazil tank unnecessary
      You just need to know the characteristics of Leo1A5, so as not to make such comments, for those places - a great car ... Better THERE
    3. Rustam
      Rustam 20 January 2014 11: 50 New
      0
      yehat
      Leopard for Brazil tank unnecessary


      And Brazil has a lot of wild monkeys, right?
  6. Zymran
    Zymran 20 January 2014 11: 46 New
    +3
    Well done Brazilians, first Gripeny, then Leopards.
    1. Rustam
      Rustam 20 January 2014 12: 00 New
      0
      Z
      ymran KZ
      Well done Brazilians, first Gripeny, then Leopards.



      -Gripenam so it happened wink had to defeat the f-18

      -on tanks it has not been decided yet-this is Wishlist Nemchura
  7. Nitarius
    Nitarius 20 January 2014 11: 51 New
    0
    It seems to me alone that the States in neatly in a circle take ours with the Germans ??
  8. Moore
    Moore 20 January 2014 12: 02 New
    0
    I wonder who fiery macho see their opponent?
    The last time they fired near their borders was at the beginning of the 20th century in the "war" with Bolivia. But, interestingly, they were participants in both World Wars.
    It was not possible to scrape together a larger regiment in the First, but in the Second - yes, they sent a whole division to Italy. True, initially they planned five ...
    I’m talking about the ground forces, the Navy and the Air Force - a separate song.
  9. Ahmed Osmanov
    Ahmed Osmanov 20 January 2014 12: 22 New
    0
    In terms of arms purchases, Brazilians are somewhat similar to India: they are purchasing arms, both from the BRICS allies, in particular Russia, and they are actively inviting Western specialists and companies. The main thing is that one of the most important allies in South America does not turn his back on us, but otherwise the Brazilians are great.
    1. Clegg
      Clegg 20 January 2014 13: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: Akhmed Osmanov
      The main thing is that one of the most important allies in South America does not turn away from us,

      Is Brazil an ally of Russia?
      1. Rustam
        Rustam 20 January 2014 13: 05 New
        +1
        Is Brazil an ally of Russia?


        Venezuela
      2. Ahmed Osmanov
        Ahmed Osmanov 20 January 2014 14: 12 New
        0
        If you noticed I wrote: "one of the most important allies"! hi
  10. dimarm74
    dimarm74 20 January 2014 12: 45 New
    +5
    Well done, of course, 30 years ago no one would have thought that Brazil would produce civil aircraft. Of course they are still far from Boeing and Airbus, but the road will be mastered by the one who is walking. The main thing is that their aircraft are quite competitive in the world market. And we practically killed our civil aviation industry. Even to think ... someone would have said 30 years ago that Russia in 2013 will produce 36 civil aircraft and consider it a success, and Brazil will hand over more than 200 aircraft in a year, no one would have believed.
    1. Vadim-61
      Vadim-61 20 January 2014 16: 26 New
      +1
      Yes, they do not just produce, but also sell in a very competitive segment.
  11. kelevra
    kelevra 20 January 2014 19: 25 New
    0
    Interestingly, I recently read somewhere that Brazil decided to purchase British and French tanks. Apparently they are trying to conclude contracts on all fronts.
  12. Arhj
    Arhj 20 January 2014 21: 31 New
    +1
    Not mine. "What Russian does not want to drive a good domestic car, but who will let us into the city in a tank." wink
  13. Conepatus
    Conepatus 20 January 2014 22: 57 New
    +1
    Why are they Leopards? Brazil has long had its own development EE-T1 "Osorio"
    Why is he worse than boo Leopard?