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Al-Ghalisi criticizes the billionaire army's spending on armored vehicles: "immoral"

Al-Ghalisi criticizes the billionaire army’s spending on armored vehicles: “immoral”

Labor Party Chairman Jesse Hoffman (PT-PR) today used social media to slam the R$5 billion, which the government will spend. Jair Bolsonaro (PL) To purchase at least 98 armored vehicles. The federal deputy described the new spending as “immoral” amid “a state of chaos in public accounts.”

“This is how much the army calculates spending on 98 armored vehicles in the spotlight of the Bolsonaro government. Immoral with the chaotic state of public accounts and which people are going through. We will study what can be done from January. Unfortunate,” she wrote.

The government announced the purchase of 98 tanks with guns at a cost of 900 million euros (5.07 billion Brazilian reals).🇧🇷 The contract must be signed on December 5, less than a month before the end of the government Bolsonaro🇧🇷

The new Centauro II armored vehicles from the Italian consortium Oto Melara (CIO) – formed by Iveco and Leonardo – are 8×8 vehicles, superior to the current Guaranis 6×6 used by the army, which is also manufactured by Iveco. The 30-ton vehicles also have 120mm cannons and will be used to upgrade the fleet of fast-acting infantry units.

The Centauro II outperformed two competitors, the LAV700AG made by North America’s GDLS and the ST1-BR by China’s Norinco, which ranked second and third, respectively.