South American defence and internal security forces will soon begin in-country trials of Paramount Group's two advanced armoured vehicles, Maverick and the Marauder.
The Latin American Government's procurement decision is expected within months and could lead to setting up of manufacturing facilities in the region, if the trials are successful.
Marauder is designed to carry a crew of ten fully equipped personnel and can be configured as a wheeled troop carrier or a combat vehicle by the addition of a range of turret-mounted weaponry.
Maverick is a highly versatile vehicle designed for use by internal security and police forces and provides interior space for security equipment, such as anti-riot gear, surveillance equipment, water cannons, ramps for SWAT teams and bomb disposal robots.
The vehicle provides optimal situational awareness and protection from projectiles and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The announcement of trials follows the start of LAAD 2011, South America's defence exhibition, held from 12-15 April 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.