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Talks on Pantsir supplies to Brazil go as scheduled, next round in September

August 14, 2014, 0:23 UTC+3 ZHUKOVSKY
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ZHUKOVSKY, August 13, 23:49 /ITAR-TASS/. Negotiations on Pantsir-S1 air defence system supplies to Brazil are going as scheduled and the next round is to be held in September, Alexander Denisov, head of the High-Precision Systems company, said on Wednesday.

“Negotiations are proceeding in accordance with the schedule. But the main actions to formalise the bilateral contract for the supply of Pantsir systems are to be taken by Brazil of course,” Denisov told ARMS-Tass.

The next round of talks will take place in September when the Brazilian delegation comes to Russia.

Rosoboronexport arms exporting company President Anatoly Isaikin said earlier that the contract for the supply of Pantsir systems to Brazil could be signed before the end of the year.

The Pantsir-S system designed for air defence of small military and administrative-industrial objects and areas against aircrafts, helicopters, cruise missiles and high-precision weapons, guided air bombs and unmanned aerial vehicles as well as for reinforcement of AD groups during repulse of massive air strikes and ensuring of engagement of lightly-armoured targets.

Pantsir-S is considered to be a universal system capable to fighting planes, helicopters, ballistic and cruise missiles, guided aerial bombs, and other high-precision weapons. It can also be used for destroying underwater and surface light-armoured targets and manpower.

The system consists of 12 surface-to-air guided missiles and two 30-millimetre automatic guns. It is provided with multi-range radar capable of detecting aerial targets with effective surface of dispersion of up to 2-3 square metres at a distance of more than 30 kilometres and track them down from a distance of over 24 kilometres.

It can also work in a passive mode using an infrared channel in the long-wave band with logical processing of the signal and automatic tracking.

The system can conduct fire at two targets at the same time and attack up to 12 targets within a minute. The system's effective range for missiles is 20 kilometres and the maximum altitude is eight kilometres, and for artillery shells up to three and four kilometres respectively.

The probability of destroying the target is 0.6 to 0.8 depending on its type and obstacles. The time of response is 5-6 seconds.

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