Brazil continues to have interest for Pantsir-S1 Russian-made short-range air defense system TASS 10504176

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Brazil continues to have interest for Pantsir-S1 Russian-made short-range air defense system.
Brazil remains interested in buying Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SS-22 Greyhound) anti-air gun/missile systems, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) and the leader of the Russian delegation at the LAAD 2017 international arms show, has told TASS.
     
Brazil remains interested in buying Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SS-22 Greyhound) anti-air gun/missile systems, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) and the leader of the Russian delegation at the LAAD 2017 international arms show, has told TASS.
UAE armed forces Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system mounted on MAN Military 8x8 truck chassis at IDEX 2011, defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
     
"Another round of the negotiations on this subject with the Brazilian delegation took place at the Army 2016 International Military-Technical Forum. According to our Brazilian colleagues, the matter remains relevant to them. We hope for a positive outcome," Punchuk said.

He noted that winning a Brazilian order for the Pantsir-S1 was a priority of the Russian-Brazilian military-technical cooperation to Russia.

"Brazilian personnel have repeatedly visited the Pantsir-S1’s manufacturer and taken part in demonstration firings at a missile range in Russia. They have had an opportunity to personally make sure of the reliability of the Russian [missile] system, with all targets hit at maximum range," the FSMTC deputy director added.

As was reported in the press, the Brazilian Defense Ministry is planning a buy of 12 Pantsir-S1 systems on a chassis from German company Rheinmetall in order to activate three batteries for its armed services. Meanwhile, the EU’s MBDA has gone public with its plans to team up with Brazil’s Avibras to co-develop the AV-MMA medium-range AD missile system for Brazil to import instead of the Pantsir-S1. The talks on the Pantsir-S1 acquisition have been under way since 2013 and a contract was initially due for signing in 2015. In May 2016, the then FSMTC director, Alexander Fomin, said that Russia was prepared to supply the Pantsir-S1 to Brazil, but the contract had not been signed due to Brazil’s domestic problems.
     
Brazil remains interested in buying Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name: SS-22 Greyhound) anti-air gun/missile systems, Anatoly Punchuk, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) and the leader of the Russian delegation at the LAAD 2017 international arms show, has told TASS.
     
The Pantsir-S1 based on 8x8 MAN Military truck chassis is in services with UAE (United Arab Emirates) armed forces. In 2000, United Arab Emirates has ordered a total of 50 Pantsir-S1 short-range air defense system for a total amount of $800 million, including 1,000 9M311/SA-19 missiles.

The Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) is an air defense missile-gun system designed to protect vital small-size and big military areas, industrial targets and land forces units and reinforced the air defense units responsible for the protection of troops and military installations against precision-guided air attack from low and extreme low altitudes.

The armament of Pantsir-S1 consists of twelve 57E6 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 2A38M30-millimetre automatic guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun. It is provided with multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square meters at a distance of more than 30 kilometers and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometers.
     
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