José Higuera

José Higuera is the South America correspondent for Defense News, covering South American and Latin American affairs.
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Brazil prepares international competition for armed recon vehicle
The Brazilian Army has written up requirements for its next eight-wheel drive armored reconnaissance vehicle, following approval for the service to buy up to 221 of the platforms — each armed with a 105mm gun — according to sources and an Army document seen by Defense News.
Delay hits Brazil’s $1.7 billion frigate program
Construction of the first of four Tamandaré-class frigates for the Brazilian Navy is delayed, with the shipbuilding timeline slipping from last month to this September, and commissioning potentially being pushed from 2025 to 2026.
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