Brazil and Sweden defense ministries signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Field of Military Aeronautics Tuesday, according to a statement made by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense.
The document signed by Chief of Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (EMCFA), General Jose Carlos De Nardi, and Deputy Minister of Defence of Sweden, Carl von der Esch seeks to strengthen cooperation between Brazil and Sweden.
The general principles that guide the partnership between the two countries in specific relations of Military Aeronautics are defined in the Memorandum. This document, unlike the Framework Agreement signed by the two countries last April, does not need approval from Congress to produce legal effects.
The areas of cooperation predicted in the Memorandum include: access to and use of fields and test facilities; support in the user group Gripen aircraft; training, training and expertise of pilots and technicians; assistance for certification and quality assurance.
The Swedish Deputy Minister said the agreement is "significant," and entail "opportunities for discussion to define more specific cooperation." Von der Esch is to attend a bilateral meeting with the Minister Celso Amorim at the Ministry of Defense.
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
Embraer and Saab have partnered in a joint program management for the F-X2 Project. Embraer will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries of both the single and two-seat versions of Gripen NG aircraft
Rheinmetall has won an order for its state-of-the-art, high-mobility truck families from Norway and Sweden, who intend to buy as many as two thousand military logistics vehicles with a total value of over €1 billion. Following the Norwegian procurement authorities, today Sweden too signed the framework agreement for joint procurement of military logistics vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV)
The Swedish government is planning to equip fighter jets with cruise missiles, following the announcement made on a military spending hike linked to the Ukraine crisis. “In the future the ability to combat longer range targets can be important,” Defence Minister Karin Enstroem was quoted as saying by Sveriges Radio, adding that the missiles would have “a high precision which acts as a deterrent”
The Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (ISP) has rejected the export license to CybAeros unmanned helicopter system export to China. CybAero signed a framework agreement with Chinese company AVIC for delivery of at least 70 helicopter systems in total, with at least 20 in the first three years and at least 50 the following five years
Swedens new government has earmarked the closure of its Defense and Security Export Agency Försvarsexportmyndigheten (FXM), the coalition said in a statement on September 30. Officials said they "agree that arms export controls over non-democracies will be tightened, including follow-on deliveries and consulting services
Angola will acquire seven patrol vessels to be produced by the Brazilian Navys Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (Emgepron), according to the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. Brazil and Angolas defense ministers, Celso Amorim and Joao Manuel Lourenco signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Brazils Navy to assist Angola to implement its Maritime Power Development Program (Pronaval) on September 5
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