Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
19th May, 2016
The delivery of the defense system “Pantsir S-1” to Brazil was delayed again, however the Brazilian side is still interested in it. Journalists were informed about this by the head of the FSMTC Alexander Fomin.
For example, he noted that the issue of the supply of “Pantsir” has been repeatedly postponed for several years, however, both sides are interested in the implementation of the transaction.
“This topic has already been discussed for several years, and decisions were postponed. The reasons are mainly internal, political, and economic. But Brazil needs anti-aircraft weapons, including “Pantsir”, ” explained Fomin.
However, the unstable situation in Brazil that is currently being observed in the country has again delayed the implementation of the supply of Russian defense systems.
“We always depend, in particular, on political decisions and on economic situations. But it is obvious that it is necessary for the country, the state, and for the people. We would like to hope that the supply will be implemented, we are ready for this,” said the representative of the agency, adding that now, obviously, Brazil is not ready to do such actions.