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    Sky is Safe: Brazil to Buy Russian Pantsir-S1 Missile Systems in 2016

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    Brazil will acquire a shipment of Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in 2016, a highly-ranked official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Tuesday.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The two countries commenced negotiations on Pantsir deliveries in 2012, but the talks were delayed due to Brazilian state budgetary restrictions.

    “Russia has been notified that an allotment from the Brazilian budget for the purchase of Pantsirs is planned for 2016,” the official told RIA Novosti.

    The Pantsir-S1 (NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound), is a short-to-medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system that first entered service in 2012 and is set to gradually replace the Tunguska self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon.

    The Pantsir-S1 system can be mounted on both wheeled and tracked chassis.

    The system is designed to fix a variety of targets flying at altitudes from five meters to 10 kilometers and at ranges from 200 meters to 20 kilometers.

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