Contract for delivery of Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to Brazil should be signed in 2015, TASS reports with reference to Rosoboronexport Deputy CEO Sergey Goreslavskiy.
He noted that Russia and Brazil are negotiating deliveries of integrated defense systems and Pantsir-S1 is one of the system’s major components. “We hope to sign the contract for delivery of Pantsir systems to the country this year,” he said at Echo of Moscow radio station.
According to Goreslavskiy, integrated defense system is the new product offered by Rosoboronexport at the global market. It is derived from the system used for provision of safety at Sochi-2014 Olympic Games. It comprises air defense systems and “safe city” system. “We are cooperating with Brazil in this area,” he said adding that this Latin American country will host the Summer Olympics in 2016.
The first FGFA prototype (fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by Russia and India) will be manufactured in 2018, Goreslavskiy said. “The jet’s prototype should be manufactured in 2018, in case negotiations will be successful,” he said at the Echo of Moscow radio station.