“Apparently, we are not managing in time by the beginning of the championship, but we continue the dialogue with our counterparts, the project is in its active phase,” he said. “We hope to finalize this project this year.”
He continued saying the Brazil side had confirmed its interest in buying Panstir-S1 systems.
“Surely, our counterparts need those complexes,” the official said.
Among the tasks, Brazil named for buying the complexes, were security measures at international sports and cultural events, including the World Cup, which begins on Thursday.
Pantsir-S1 is a short to medium range ground based air defense system, wheeled, tracked or stationary with two to three operators. Its air defense consists of automatic anti-aircraft guns and surface-to-air-missiles with radar or optical target-tracking and radio-command guidance. Its purpose is protection of civil and military point and area targets, for motorized or mechanized troops up to regimental size or as defensive asset of higher ranking air defense systems like S-300/S-400. It is produced by KBP of Tula, Russia.
The World Cup in Brazil will continue from June 12 through to July 13.