Spain to Conduct First VCR 8×8 Shooting Tests in July
Spain to conduct first VCR 8×8 shooting tests in July
The Spanish Army reported on 18 June that the first two units of its new 8×8 wheeled combat vehicle (VCR) will conduct initial firing tests in July 2020.
Tests will take place at a range near Zaragoza, according to Secretary of State for Defence, Angel Olivares. The comments come after a follow-up meeting was held at the GDELS-Santa Barbara Sistemas facility in Seville.
Five prototypes of the 8×8 VCR were discussed at the meeting followed by a demonstration of the platform on the test track.
The Spanish Army will be the main recipient of the platform, with 348 units to be delivered over a seven-year period from Q1 or Q2 of 2022.
A final contract is yet to be agreed but the main contenders for the delivery of the vehicles are Indra Sistemas, GDELS-Santa Barbara Sistemas, Sapa Placencia and Escribano Mechanical & Engineering.
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