Brazil to buy Russian air defence system Pantsir-S1 to ensure security sporting events 0603133

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Defence News - Brazil

 
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 01:00 PM
 
Brazil to buy Russian-made air defence system Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during sporting events.
Brazil intends to buy Russian air defense systems Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during the football world championship in 2014 and Olympic Games of 2016, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, to RIA Novosti a source close to the Russian agency of export arms, Rosoboronexport.
     
Brazil intends to buy Russian air defense systems Pantsir-S1 to ensure security during the football world championship in 2014 and Olympic Games of 2016, announced Tuesday, March 5, 2013, to RIA Novosti a source close to the Russian agency of export arms, Rosoboronexport.
Pantsir-S1 is currently in service with the Russian armed forces.
     

"Brazil has confirmed its interest to buy Russian-made air defense systems Pantsir-S1 which it intends to use to ensure security during the World Championship Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016," said interlocutor of Rosoboronexport.

According to him, Rio directly links this project to acquire technologies that enable Brazilian companies to participate in the production of Pantsir-S1 system.

The short-range anti-aircraft missile/cannon system Pantsir-S1 is designed to protect military and civilian sites (nuclear power plants, large factories, large sites) or to support the long range air defense systems S-300 and S-400. Each vehicle of Pantsir-S system is able to protecting land area in a radius of 20 km and an altitude up to 15 km.

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 Pantsir-S1 is able to defeat almost the entire spectrum of air threats, all types of precision guided weapons in particular, flying at a speed of up to 1,000 m/s and approaching from different bearings at an angle of 0- 10 ° to 60 - 70°, aircraft flying at a speed of up to 500 m/s, helicopters, remotely piloted vehicles, as well as light armoured ground targets and enemy manpower. The Pantsir-S is able to hit four targets simultaneously.
 

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