Brazil signed an agreement with Russia on the intention to purchase more batteries ZRPK «Armour-C1» price of about $ 2 billion
The document was signed by Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Brazil Jose Carlos de Nardi and director FSMTC Minister Alexander Fomin. This became clear during the visit of February 20, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro Russian delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, reports Defense Update.
Agreement of intent to guarantee the role of Brazilian companies in the maintenance of supplied systems. In the upcoming planned unlimited technology transfer production complexes Brazilian Russian defense industry. Details of the agreement were agreed during negotiations Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with the Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer.
Letter of intent is beginning the preparation for the signing of the contract. Under the agreement, in March 2013 to begin bilateral negotiations with a view to preparing a contract. Earlier, the press service reported on TSAMTO expressed intrigued NE Brazil acquire in Russia 2-3 batteries ZRPK «Armour-C1» (from 12 to 18 cars) and 2-batteries MANPADS «Igla».
Planned construction contract can foresee joint venture cost about 1.5 billion dollars in Brazil and the transfer of production technologies of both complexes with the possibility of re-export of the upcoming regional Brazilian market under the designation. In addition, Brazil signed an agreement of intent for the purchase of an additional 12 attack helicopters Mi-35M.