Cobham’s Brazilian subsidiary has secured its first major contract in Brazil to equip state police helicopters with high definition video surveillance downlinks, which will be used on helicopters in 12 cities during the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The contract was developed with a local integration partner following the opening of the Cobham’s Sao Paulo office in August 2012 and includes both airborne and ground based equipment. This procurement was made through the newly-formed Extraordinary Secretariat for Security at Large Scale Events.
Elbit Systems Limited, Haifa, Israel, recently announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Aeroeletrônica Ltda., was awarded a framework contract, valued at up to 440 million Brazilian reals-approximately $260 million-for the supply of UT30 BR 30 millimeter unmanned turrets to the Brazilian army's land forces, as part of the Guarani Project. The contract calls for Elbit Systems' UT30 BR to be installed onboard a few hundred Iveco 6X6 armored personnel carriers.