The two sides are expected to discuss the creation of advanced aviation technology
The Russian delegation has invited Brazil to participate in the joint development of its fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA).
During negotiations, the parties will discuss military and technical cooperation, according to reports of RIA Novosti based on information from representatives of the delegation.
Led by minister of defense Sergei Shoigu, the Russian delegation will visit Peru and Brazil from October 14-17. The delegation also includes Alexander Fomin, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technological Cooperation, and Anatolii Isaikin, head of Rosoboronexport.
Brazil has still not yet selected the winner of the bidding competition for 36 fighter aircraft for its air force. The estimated amount of the contract is $4 billion.
“We are prepared to propose to our partners at the negotiations in Brazil not only the purchase of modern, ready-made models of aircraft such as the Su-35, but also the opportunity to develop in tandem future aircraft models such as the T-50,” said a representative of the delegation.
The Brazilians have three aircrafts: the French RAFAL, the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and the SAAB JAS-39. The Su-35 is not included in this list, which is why Russia has proposed the purchase of ready-made fighter jets in addition to the opportunity to co-produce the new, advanced aircraft systems.
The fifth-generation T-50 fighter has a top speed of more than 2,500 km/h, as well as artificial intelligence–the plane is able to perform complex operations without the aid of the pilot. The T-50 also has automatic target recognition, and special transceiver electronics are designed to inform the pilot of potential threats.
Key elements of the T-50 design have been produced at Rostec plants. Designers at the United Engine Corporation developed the propulsion system. Specialists of RT-Khimkompozit made the cockpit canopy and trim.
The company Radio-Electronic Technologies designed the avionics and other electronic equipment to meet the requirements of a fifth-generation aircraft.