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Brazilian Ground Forces Acquire ZEU “Cheetah-1A” from the German Armed Forces

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The General Staff of the Brazilian Armed Forces issued Order No. XXUMX-EME, approving a plan for the acquisition of 31-mm anti-aircraft self-propelled guns (ZSU) "Cheetah-35А1" from the German Armed Forces.


According to Altair, according to the order, 36 will be acquired three years ago, the ZSU produced by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann will be acquired. As previously reported, they will be used to provide resistance to possible terrorist attacks from the air during the upcoming 2014 World Cup.

As TSAMTO previously reported, the German Defense Ministry proposed the 36 ZSU “Cheetah-1A” from the Bundeswehr in Brazil in the middle of the 2011 year. Later, several ZSU passed tests at the site in Brazil. The proposal also included the supply of spare parts, maintenance, personnel training, technology transfer through the KWM do Brazil unit formed in Santa Maria (in the south of the country). Three years ago, installations underwent limited upgrades in Germany.

In 2012, NE of Germany decided to abandon anti-aircraft artillery in favor of the air defense system in connection with a reduction in defense spending. However, the German government guaranteed support for weapons systems by the manufacturer until 2024. In December, the delegation of the Armed Forces of Brazil visited Germany on 2012 to assess the state of the proposed equipment and discuss the terms of delivery.

According to the order, the contract should be signed on March 22. The purchase price is estimated at 30 million euros. The package will also likely include hardware on the chassis. tank Leopard 1 and radar.

The first batch of Brazilian ZSU aircraft should be received before April 15 in order to ensure their readiness for use before the start of the FIFA Confederation Cup scheduled for the end of June, which will be the dress rehearsal for the 2014 World Cup.

According to experts, the purchase is beneficial for the Armed Forces of Brazil, since the ZSU has been modernized and in excellent technical condition. In addition, the installation was created on the same chassis as the previously purchased Brazilian MBT Leopard-1A5, which facilitates maintenance and reduces operating costs.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 19 March 2013 13: 08 New
    +4
    "The German Ministry of Defense proposed to the Brazilian Army 36 ZSU" Cheetah-1A "from the Bundeswehr in mid-2011."

    The Germans are handsome, then the old Leopards to the Pshek, then decommissioned ZSU - to the Brazilians.
    1. urich
      urich 19 March 2013 13: 22 New
      0
      I agree.
      After operation in our troops, the equipment cannot be in excellent technical condition. lol If they are already exploiting, then for slaughter. It is unlikely that we will ever read a message that decommissioned, for example, "shilka" will be sold in excellent condition to South America or Africa ...
      Although they could ... Warehouses are littered with armored vehicles. With a reasonable approach, you could push something, instead of stupidly spending money on maintaining trash.
  2. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 19 March 2013 13: 40 New
    +1
    The descendants of Cortes decided to buy all the trash of the Old World. And then they will sell in 70 years as a rarity. Long-term investments, however.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 19 March 2013 13: 47 New
      +1
      The descendants of Cortes in London live :) ...
  3. PROXOR
    PROXOR 19 March 2013 15: 12 New
    0
    Correct me if I am wrong. But isn't Brazil going to buy anti-aircraft systems from us? They were drawn to German rarities. Tunguska in this regard beats the German at times. Even for the price. Only here it will be new, but the Germans are old.
    1. Kars
      Kars 19 March 2013 15: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: PROXOR
      Isn’t Brazil planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from us?

      How to agree on meat, they’ll buy it for sure. There are three dozen Cheetahs in Brazil. In its territory.
      Quote: PROXOR
      Tunguska in this regard beats the German at times. Even for the price

      Images are not enemies ---- but for the price it’s exactly the old decommissioned Cheetah will be cheaper.
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 19 March 2013 16: 10 New
        0
        So in the article it is clearly stated that in order to “counter the possible terrorist attacks from the air during the upcoming World Cup 2014,” but in fact, if any they will immediately determine how a terrorist and a bearded piece of bread will immediately fly like a soap bubble, even if he is a Hero of Brazil. fool
    2. VAF
      VAF 19 March 2013 16: 21 New
      +2
      Quote: PROXOR
      Tunguska in this regard beats the German at times.



      This is in what way .. AT TIMES ???? : belay


      Comparative characteristics of ZSU "Tunguska", "Shilka" and "Cheetah"

      Tunguska

      Shilka M-1

      Cheetah
      Manufacturer country
      CCCR

      the USSR

      Germany
      Year of adopting
      1982

      1962

      1973
      Zone of destruction, km
      in range
      2,8 - 8 / up to 4

      2,8 - 8 / up to 4

      0-4
      by parameter
      0,015 - 3,5 / up to 4

      0,015 - 3,5 / up to 4

      0-3
      The probability of hitting a target of one SAM / ZA
      Aircraft
      0,45-0,7 / 0,32-0,72

      - / 0,2-0,3

      -
      helicopter
      0,7-0,75 / 0,5-0,74

      - / 0,2-0,35

      -
      Maximum speed of hit targets
      towards / after, m / s
      -

      450

      475 / 300
      Reaction time, s
      7-10

      20

      to 10
      Conduit on purpose
      1

      1

      1
      BM weight in a combat position, t
      34

      20,5

      47,3
      Missile / projectile weight, kg
      42 / -

      - / 0,19

      - / 1,56
      The mass of the warhead missiles, kg
      9

      -

      -
      Time to transfer to combat position, min
      to 5

      to 5

      to 5

      Quote: PROXOR
      Even for the price.


      Tunguska costs 13 lyamov of Baku .... M-ka-17 lyamov ..... Cheetah-about 5 ...... what ... EVEN wassat
    3. Geokingxnumx
      Geokingxnumx 20 March 2013 15: 25 New
      0
      Quote: PROXOR
      Correct me if I am wrong. But isn't Brazil going to buy anti-aircraft systems from us?

      Brazil - in February of 2013, a contract was signed for the supply of several Pantsir-S1 batteries (from 12 to 18 complexes) [18]
  4. greka
    greka 19 March 2013 16: 04 New
    +1
    Hello everyone. And I like this ZSU. And what’s cheap and the same thing, that a shell only without rockets, against low-flying targets and drones, it’s the very thing, if it’s also cheaper, it can be profitable! This is purely my opinion.!
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 19 March 2013 16: 08 New
      -1
      with the same success we could buy shilka from us ...
      1. greka
        greka 19 March 2013 16: 28 New
        0
        I think the silk will be worse. There is no own normal radar for detection and the caliber is small.
  5. greka
    greka 19 March 2013 16: 50 New
    0
    I think the silk will be worse. There is no own normal radar for detection and the caliber is small.
    And when you consider that the Germans have options with pre-installed missiles it seems like a "stinger" (I’m definitely not sure), then generally a good option is cheaper.
  6. Langeo
    Langeo 19 March 2013 23: 29 New
    0
    Is it the Germans impoverished so much that they sell suitable property, or the Brazilians have nothing to buy normal weapons? At least not used
  7. Cpa
    Cpa 20 March 2013 07: 33 New
    0
    36 anti-aircraft guns for 30 million bucks, if I were the president of the Russian Federation, I would buy. The price is ridiculous.
  8. gregor6549
    gregor6549 21 March 2013 07: 20 New
    0
    A perfectly normal and reasonable deal for both parties. Yes, the Cheetah was developed a long time ago, but its upgraded version is being sold and the modernization touched primarily on the target detection and tracking system, and the guns there are already excellent and replacing the spent ones with new ones is provided for by the contract. Like other mechanics. Further, the citation from the article: “According to experts, the purchase is profitable for the Brazilian Armed Forces, since the ZSU have undergone modernization and are in excellent technical condition. In addition, the installation was created on the same chassis as previously purchased by the Brazilian Armed Forces MBT Leopard-1A5,” which makes maintenance easier and reduces operating costs. " So both logistics and maintenance are well thought out. The Germans also learned to provide good quality. Yes, the likely enemy with powerful air forces in Brazil on the horizon is not much to see. Unless the drug dealers with their transport planes and helicopters. So the "Cheetah" them, the Brazilians, in the hands