The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for M109A5+ upgrade kits and associated equipment for an estimated cost of $110 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Jun 11, 2014.
The Government of Brazil has requested a possible sale of 40 M109A5 kits to upgrade 40 M109A5 Self Propelled Howitzers to the M109A5+ configuration, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
Brazil will use this equipment to modernize its artillery capability and enhance the Brazilian Armed Forces’ readiness. The reconfigured howitzers will provide the Brazilian Army with a much needed upgrade to this capability while further enhancing interoperability with U.S. and other military forces. Brazil will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
Thales will provide its Integrated Electronic Stand-by Instrument (IESI) to modernise the Esquilo/Fennec helicopter fleet of the Brazilian Army. A total of 36 helicopters will be retrofitted with the Thales system with completion expected in 2018
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Brazil has requested the sale of 16 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles, 4 CATM-84L Harpoon Block II Captive Air Training Missiles, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress on May 6. The deal is estimated to be worth $169 million and also includes spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U
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A Brazilian delegation consisting of nine military officers of the Ministry of Defense embarked Tuesday to Russia in order to carrying out additional assessments of the Pantsir-S1 medium-range air-defence system. The Brazilian group will participate in a field exercise of the Russian armed forces, when can verify in loco requirements considered essential for the acquisition process, started in 2013, and has continued to enter into their contractual stage, according to a Brazilian MoD statement
Airbus has delivered the last of nine P-3 Orion anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircrafts to Brazilian Air Force. The nine aircrafts were acquired by the FAB from the US Navy in 2006, along with three more to be dismantled for spares, and were upgraded at facilities in Seville and Getafe, near Madrid
Airbus will deliver three Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft to Brazil by year end. The contract involves a five-year full in service support
ARES, A subsidiary of Elbit Systems is signing a supply deal of 5000 optical sights to Brazillian Armys assault rifles. The contract includes reflex multi-purpose devices, MVR MARS RS equipped with laser pointers used in conjunction with telescopic sight multi-purpose TRISIGHT X3
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