Dockstavarvet performed test trials in Brazilian Amazonas
Dockstavarvet was invited by the Brazilian Army to conduct tests together with troops from the 1st Jungle Infantry Battalion (1?BIS) during the spring 2004.
A Swedish team was formed comprising Dockstavarvet’s Project Manager Ulf Mansnérus and Juan Veloci supported by three officers from the Swedish Amphibious Forces. The boat was shipped from Sweden one month ahead of the demonstration and arrived in late March at Manaus, located some 1500 km upstream in the Amazon where the two rivers Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro meet.
The demonstration began with training of Brazilian crews over three weeks at the Army base, learning how to utilize the full potential of the CB 90 H and how to operate the LEMUR system. The training was then followed by one week of evaluation in the jungle. As a bonus, Dockstavarvet was invited to stay through July participating in Operation Timbo 2.