Brazil has confirmed the purchase of Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense systems 1707144

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:59 AM
 
Brazil has confirmed the purchase of Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense systems.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday, July 14, 2014, that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defense systems Pantsir-S1 (NATO code SA-22 Geyhound) from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy.
     
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday, July 14, 2014, that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defense systems Pantsir-S1 (NATO code SA-22 Geyhound) from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy.
The Russian Pantsir-S1 is armed with two 2A72 30mm guns and 12 57E6 surface-to-air missiles
     
According to the military agreement signed by the two countries , their respective armies will participate in a joint exercise next month to operate the Pantsir-S1 short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system, which Brazil hopes to purchase soon.

In April 2013, during the LAAD 2013 Defense and Security International Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, the Russian state arms trader Rosoboronexport has announced the starting of negotiations with Brazil for the purchase of Pantsir-S1 air defense missile and gun systems in the near future.

By offering Pantsir-S1 systems to Brazil, Russia reaffirms its readiness for broad cooperation in technologies and production, including transfers of technologies and the possibility of manufacturing components for these systems in Brazil under a license.

Unofficial reports say that Russia could deliver up to four Pantsir-S1 squadrons to Brazil. One squadron includes from three to six Pantsir-S1 systems. The price of the deal could stand at several hundred million U.S. dollars.

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 Pantsir-S1 is armed with two 2A38M 30mm automatic anti-aircraft guns developed from the two-barreled 30mm GSh-30 gun, coupled with twelve 57E6 surface-to-air missiles on launchers.

The combination of missile and gun armament enabling the operator to create a continuous target engagement zone and fire at targets uninterruptedly beginning from their maximum range of 18 to 20 km up to a range of minimum 200 m.

 

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