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Chilean Army’s Proaco project in Famae, a history of blunders and opacity

By Andrea Guidugli

Since 2021 has been reporting on the difficult and hindered development of the modernization project of the Chilean Army's armored fleet, called Proaco.

Proaco had a budget close to US$200 million and was entrusted to Famae [Chilean state-owned firearms manufacturer] to provide solutions to electronic and internal communications systems and components for the Leopard 2 A4, Marder 1 A3, and M109 tanks affected by technical and logistical obsolescence.

Our first article on the subject, launched on June 22, 2021, and called "Chilean Army and the uncertain future of the modernization . . .

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