The Brazilian government has confirmed to IHS Jane's that the contract for the acquisition of three Russian-designed Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems will be signed between October and December this year.
The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said: "The acquisition process is in the final stages of negotiation. The purchase hasn't been completed yet, but it is on track. The Joint Working Groups are concentrating on the refinement of the joint operational requirements, which includes structuring the contract, agreeing the acquisition process and approving the transfer of technology.
"The process of acquiring the air-defence system was planned in four phases: diagnostic, exploratory, negotiation, and contracting."