Sunday, 3 February 2013

Brazil could buy Russian-made Pantsir S1 and Igla MANPADS air defence missile systems

Brazil’s Defense Ministry intends to discuss purchasing air defense systems from Russia during talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev later this month, the ministry said on Sunday, February 3, 2013. "We are interested in acquiring three batteries of Pantsir-S1 missiles and two batteries of Igla missiles," General Jose Carlos De Nardi, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces, said in a statement.
Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 Greyhound NATO code name) air defense missile-gun system.
(Credit photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
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