Embraer and the Department of Science and Technology of the Brazilian Army (DCT) have entered a technical cooperation agreement to study the artillery counter-battery radar system.

This agreement will see Embraer and the DCT jointly undertake studies and analysis of technical and operational concepts in the radar system.

The two entities will also evaluate the capabilities required to design and develop the radar system.

Department of Science and Technology chief General Guido Amin Naves said: “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 defence systems and military material for strategic programs, such as the SISFRON and the anti-aircraft defence.

“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 to further existing initiatives, perpetuate knowledge, retain technologies, and expand strategic capabilities for the Ground Force.”

This agreement is aimed at identifying technological and industrial uses of the radar system levels, developed by the Brazilian Army’s technological centre along with Embraer, and exploring the design, research, and development of potential artillery counter-battery radar systems that meet the requirements of the army.

Embraer Defence and Security president and CEO Jackson Schneider said: “With this agreement, we will expand Embraer’s expertise in research and development of the radar and ground systems fields, 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.”

Embraer is one of the firms taking part in the Brazilian Army’s integrated border monitoring system, a border surveillance project.

The firm also offers radars and control and alert solutions to the strategic anti-aircraft defence program of the army.

In October, Embraer entered a MoU with the Netherlands’ Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services to explore opportunities for joint projects.