Embraer and the Department of Science and Technology at the Brazilian Army (DCT) today signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement establishing cooperation in joint studies and analysis of technical and operational concepts, as well as the evaluation of the capabilities needed for the design and development of the Artillery Counter-battery Radar 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. 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,” said Army Science and Technology Department Chief, General Guido Amin Naves.
The Cooperation Agreement aims to promote joint preliminary studies of technical and operational concepts in Artillery Counter-battery Radar System. The Agreement will also identify technological and industrial usage for Radar System levels already developed by the Army's Technological Center in partnership with Embraer for design, research, and development of potential Artillery Counter-battery Radar System that meet Brazilian Army requirements.
“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. 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,” said Jackson Schneider, President, and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.
Embraer is one of the main companies participating in the Brazilian Army's Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON), one of the largest border surveillance projects in the world, in addition to providing radars and Control and Alert solutions applied to the Army's Strategic Anti-Aircraft Defense Program.