Brazil will receive the final eight of the thirty four Gepard 1A2 35mm Self Propelled Anti-Air Guns (SPAAG) in the coming weeks.
The Krauss-Maffei Wegmann manufactured SPAAGs are scheduled to depart Germany in August and will reach in 20 days, IHS Janes reported quoting an unnamed source as saying Tuesday.
The Gepard IA2 (Cheetah) SPAAGs entered Bundeswehr service in 1973 and were phased out in 2010. Brazil ordered the guns for an approximate $41 million from German Army in May 2013.
The last of six tranches will be formally received in Rio de Janeiro and a firing session will be held a month later to conclude the reception process. The fleet will then join the 11th Self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battery (11th Bia AAAe AP) in Ponta Grossa, State of Paraná, Janes reported.
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Brazil is planning to sign a deal to purchase Russian Pantsir air defense systems in early 2016. Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Guerreiro was quoted as saying by Sputnik International today that generally it has been decided to purchase the systems
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Kelvin Hughes has won a contract to supply two of its SBS-900-2 SharpEye radar systems for the Porto de Vitória in Brazil. The equipment is being provided through Indra, Spain's consulting and technology multinational and major Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system supplier and integrator
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