Harris to Supply Falcon radios to Brazil

Harris Corporation will supply Brazil’s armed forces Falcon III VHF and Falcon II man-portable HF tactical radios under a new contract worth $14 million awarded by the Federative Republic of Brazil.

LAAD 2011 Focus: Brazil

Brazil has allocated about US$9 billion (15 billion Rais) for defense spending, but natural disasters hitting the country, required emergency funding, part of which will be allocated by slashing over a quarter of the 2011 defense spending, being reduced to $6.6 billion (around 11.2 billion Rais). Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim said in February that the reduction will apply...

Tech Transfer, Local Partnership Critical for F-X2 Win

Brazil is currently shopping for 28 single-seaters and eight twin-seaters. The primary mission is air defense, with a secondary ground-attack role. Initial deliveries are expected in 2014 with the total program spanning over 11 years. Eventually, 115 to 120 aircraft could be bought and assembled in country. Brazil hasn't asked for the bidder's consideration for the follow-on production, but...

Brazil to Construct Five French Designed Submarines

The French based shipyard DCSN will construct four conventional-propulsion submarines for the Brazilian Navy under a program worth 6.790 billion euros. The agreement followed a framework contract, part of the strategic defense cooperation agreement signed last year between France and Brazil. The submarines will be built by Itaguaí Construções Navais, a joint venture set up by DCNS and Brazilian...

Dassault Aviation – Changing Course Depends on Rafale Export

As orders for business jets declining, Falcon alone cannot sustain Dassault Aviation for much longer; therefore, export orders for the Rafale are necessary for its long-term growth. Brazil and India are both are expected to announce their decision this year. "They recognized our military aircraft's qualities during its evaluation and we are looking forward to concluding deals" Said Charles Edelstenne, Dassault Aviation president and CEO.

Final Round for Brazil’s F-X2

Brazil squeezes Boeing and Saab to match the terms of the mega-deal agreed by the presidents of the two countries. After Eurocopter and DCSN have already invested large programs in Brazil, Dassault could be next if Rafale is selected for the F-X2. The Brazilian Air Force has extended the deadline for submitting best and final proposals for the F-X2 fighter aircraft, heating...

Embraer Defense & Security

Embraer Defense and Security is the new subsidiary established by Embraer to focus on defense and security markets worldwide. In recent years, Embraer has also expanded its activities in the defense sector beyond aircraft and airborne systems, offering integrated solutions for training, Communication, Computer, Command, Control and Intelligence (C4I).

LAAD 2011 Focus: Brazil’s Homeland Security Investments

Homeland security is of primary concern for Brazil. Spanning over 8.5 million square kilometers this huge nation is bordering ten neighboring countries over 17,000 kilometers of land borders, many of which lay over sparsely inhabited areas, posing a great challenge for law enforcement and control. Brazil’s homeland security market has grown significantly in recent years and is expected to...

Após Sucessos Na América Latina, RAFAEL, A Inovadora Da Tecnologia De Defesa Israelense, Projeta Oportunidades De Expansão No Brasil

A produtora de sistemas de defesa líder de Israel, a Rafael Advance Defense Systems, é uma das maiores exibidoras no pavilhão de Israel na LAAD. A companhia está apresentando aqui um grande número de sistemas, endereçados à segurança marítima e costeira, vigilância de área, monitoria e controle para áreas terrestres e urbanas, e reconhecimento aerotransportado e espacial. Respondendo ao...