TSAMTO, February 21. Brazil has signed an agreement with Russia’s intention to purchase more batteries ZRPK "Armour-C1" cost about $ 2 billion. The document is signed by the Chief of Staff Armed Forces of Brazil Jose Carlos de Nardi and FSMTC Russian director Alexander Fomin.
This was announced during a visit on February 20 in Rio de Janeiro, the Russian delegation, headed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, said resource Noticias.terra.com.br.
Agreement of intent to guarantee the participation of Brazilian companies in the maintenance of supplied systems. In the future we plan to unlimited transfer of technology production complexes Brazilian Russian defense industry. Details of the agreement were discussed during the meeting, Prime Minister of Russia 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.
It was reported earlier expressed interest in the acquisition of NE Brazil to Russia two or three batteries ZRPK "Armour-C1 ‘(12 to 18 machines) and two batteries of MANPADS" Igla ".
The planned contract may provide for the construction of a joint enterprise value of approximately $ 1.5 billion in Brazil and the transfer of technology to the production of both complexes with the possibility of further re-export to the regional market for Brazilian designation.
In addition, Brazil signed an agreement of intent for the purchase of an additional 12 attack helicopters Mi-35M.