The Spanish company UROVESA is still involved in the manufacture of the VAMTACs under the contract with the NATO Agency for Assistance and Procurement (NATO Agency for Assistance and Procurement or NSPA) after it began manufacturing units that for vehicles with special operations or configured are SOV) and command posts.
As we recently reported, the SOV assigned to the Portuguese Army has many similarities with the Medium Special Operations Vehicle (VMOE) of the Special Operations Command (MOE) of the Spanish Army. From the body, which is divided into four side doors with an access door at the rear, to the anti-tip structure with a pistol ring on the upper part for mounting a medium or heavy machine gun, to the possibility of two additional mounts for light machine guns to the implantation of one Carrier for the smoke protection system.
The body vehicles adapted for the command post task not only have a manual holder for weapons in the middle part of the roof with boundary protection for the shooter, but are also provided with attachments for both the specific antennas and the system. Fumigation thrower mentioned above.
These previously delivered configurations, such as the weapon-carrying version VAMTAC Basic, were put into service for the first time by the Portuguese Army in the Central African Republic on the orders of the UN MINUSCA mission, which was set up to stabilize peace. in the Bocaranga region, along the border with Chad and Cameroon.
Photo: SOVs for Portugal (Urovesa)
The factory of the manufacturer with the Portuguese VAMTACs in different stages of manufacture (Urovesa)
VAMTACs and fire engines for the Xunta de Galicia in the manufacturer’s plant (Urovesa)
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