Brazil and Russia in negotiation for additional Igla-S MANPADS


Russia is holding negotiations with Brazil on the possibility of delivering an additional batch of Igla-S portable air defense systems (MANPADS), Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk told TASS.


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Russia-made Igla-S MANPADS Man-portable air-defense systems


He is heading the Russian delegation at the Expodefensa arms exhibition in the Colombian capital of Bogota. "Currently, the Brazilian side already has Igla-S MANPADS. It is obvious that the foreign customer acquired the volume of armaments it considered sufficient for ensuring its national security. At the same time, we are discussing with Brazilian partners the possibility of delivering an additional batch of the missiles," he said. Punchuk earlier told TASS that the 2015 contract on the delivery of Igla-S MANPADS to Brazil had been implemented in full.

The Igla-S portable air defense missile system is designed to destroy low-flying air targets in oncoming and catch-up flight paths amid deceptive thermal interference. The Russian Army is being currently rearmed with Verba new-generation MANPADS.


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