Embraer confirmed that the company entered into a technical cooperation agreement to study the system with the Brazilian Army’s Department of Science and Technology.
As part of the contract, the pair would undertake joint studies and analysis of technical and operational concepts for artillery counter-battery radar systems and evaluate additional requirements for the design and development of the system.
“We are very pleased to sign this Technical Cooperation Agreement with Embraer. In recent decades, the fruitful partnership between the company and the Brazilian Army has consolidated strategic knowledge in radar and border surveillance systems for Brazil, with the implementation and supply of defense systems and military material for benefit Strategic Programs, such as the SISFRON and the Anti-Aircraft Defense,” Army science and technology department chief, General Guido Amin Naves said.
“As a result of this joint effort, Brazil now belongs to a group of countries that master radar technology and manufacturing. We are sure that this cooperation will allow us further existing initiatives, perpetuating knowledge, retaining technologies and expanding strategic capabilities for the ground force.”
Throughout the agreement, Embraer and the Brazilian Army hope to undertake preliminary research into technical and operational requirements for the artillery counter-battery radar system, as well as finding technological uses for radars already in use by the Brazilian Army that could bolster the new system.
“With this agreement, we will expand Embraer's expertise in research and development of the radar and ground systems field, including sensors and their civilian and military applications,” Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense and Security said.
“Embraer's history is a succession of technological challenges, often brought about by the needs of our clients and partners, which has always led us to improve our engineering and industrial expertise in the development, homologation, testing, manufacturing, marketing and technical support of the most varied products.”
Embraer has a long pedigree in the radar field, working with the Brazilian Army’s Integrated Border Monitoring System. According to the company, the system is one of the world’s largest surveillance projects.