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  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Brazilian Army eyes new utility helicopters

    2nd August 2017

    The Brazilian Army is paving the way to launch an acquisition procedure to replace its incumbent fleet of Cougars and Black Hawks. The army currently operates ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Show highlights (video)

    7th April 2017

    The Shephard Media team talk through highlights of this week's show and discuss the region's economic problems that have implicated the progress of current and ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: ASTROS artillery stays on target

    7th April 2017

    Brazil's rocket artillery modernisation and acquisition programme remains on track to meet its full entry into service in 2020.Jose Julio Dias Barreto, the ASTROS 2020 ...

  • DB - Digital Battlespace

    LAAD 2017: Amazon-watch services on offer

    7th April 2017

    The Brazilian military has an acute need for more observation systems to watch its extensive Amazon border region.The Brazilian Air Force has released a tender ...

  • DN - Defence Notes

    LAAD 2017: Gripen incoming

    6th April 2017

    The first flight of the Brazilian Air Force's new Gripen E fighter will take place in the second quarter of 2017.Mikael Franzen, DG of Gripen ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Brazil FMS upgrades roll on

    6th April 2017

    Mistaken reports of the arrival of the first upgraded M109A5+ self-propelled howitzer to the Brazilian Army have been rebuffed by manufacturer BAE Systems.The company has ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Leonardo looks to further South American footprint

    6th April 2017

    Leonardo Helicopters noted that although the market remains slow in South America, the company is confident in its sales growth, pointing to the sale of ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Budget delays projects (video)

    6th April 2017

    Gen Div Guido Amin Naves of the Brazilian Army speaks with Shephard about current programmes and the economic challenges facing future projects.With budget restrictions influencing ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Helibras outlines helo upgrade prospects

    6th April 2017

    Brazilian helicopter manufacturer Helibras, based in Itajubá, Brazil, is looking to grow further through additional Panther and Dauphin upgrades.Currently, there are two ongoing contracts at ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    Sea Venom cleared for Lynx exports

    6th April 2017

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has successfully completed air carriage and jettison trials of its new Sea Venom anti-ship missile from a Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Turret developments for Guarani

    5th April 2017

    As Brazilian Army vehicle programmes begin to stall, there is still scope for the installation of new turrets.On the back of a contract to build ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Airbus bullish about market status

    5th April 2017

    Airbus has said it remains committed to its regional footprint in South America through its array of current and future programmes.Mesrob Karalekian, VP for Latin ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    ​LAAD 2017: Guarani slows down

    5th April 2017

    As the Brazilian defence budget gets more constrained the army is being forced to delay it major programmes.The VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicle programme is ...

  • DH - Defence Helicopter

    LAAD 2017: Airbus overcoming market woes (video)

    5th April 2017

    Mesrob Karalekian, VP for Latin America at Airbus Helicopters, speaks with Shephard about the company's optimism in relation to recent economic woes within the region.Furthermore, ...

  • LWI - Land Warfare

    LAAD 2017: Avibras pushes new 4x4

    4th April 2017

    A prototype 4x4 armoured vehicle from Brazilian manufacturer Avibras has been displayed at LAAD for the first time.The Guara has a unique four wheeled steering ...

Results from Shephard Plus

  • Reconnaissance and patrol vehicles

    Guará WS

    Avibras is marketing the 4x4 Guará WS light armoured vehicle, a further development of its 4x4 AV-VB4 RE Guará prototype. Developed in cooperation with the ...

  • Pistols

    Jericho Pistol 941

    Designed for military and law enforcement users, the Jericho Pistol 941 is available in 9mm, .40 S&W; and .45 ACP calibres and in standard, short ...

  • Self-propelled air defence guns, Turrets

    TORC30

    The TORC30 is a stabilised unmanned turret armed with a Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM 30mm cannon being developed by Ares, an Elbit subsidiary, and the Brazilian Army’s ...