Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Monday it was holding talks with Brazil on setting up a joint venture for manufacturing light-armor police vehicles.
The GAZ-2330 Tigr vehicle, manufactured by Russia's Arzamas machinery plant (AMZ), will be exhibited at Latin America Aero and Defense (LAAD) on April 12-15 in Rio de Janeiro.
"Construction of licensed production and assembly facilities, manufacturing certain armored and motor vehicles and small arms, is evolving into one of the crucial lines of military technical cooperation between Russia and Latin American countries," Rosoboronexport said in a statement.
The Russian exposition at LAAD-2011 is sponsored by the Russian Technologies State Corporation, and the Russian delegation is headed by Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin.
Russia, the world's second largest arms exporter after the United States, sold $8.6 billion worth of weaponry last year.
Rosoboronexport has established mutually beneficial arms trade ties with Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Uruguay, and Ecuador through active marketing efforts. These countries express their interest in Russian air defense systems, radars, combat aircraft and helicopters, naval equipment, and small arms.
MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti)