David Oliver – At LAAD this year the Brazilian company SIATT-Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio, a specialist in intelligent weapons and integration of high technology systems, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK defence and security electronics system specialist SEA to provide a basis for the two companies to work together to develop a strategically important relationship to pursue routes to market for defence equipment and services in Brazil.
SEA has an extensive product and service range, including the production of Torpedo Launcher Systems (TLS), engineering solutions and in-service support to the defence sector to markets worldwide, including Asia, South America and Australia.
SIATT Commercial Director Rogerio Salvador, said, “The MoU between SEA and SIATT gives us the opportunity to expand our existing capabilities within the Brazilian defence market, which as a wholly Brazilian-owned company, is extremely important to us. SEA’s global presence and links to the worldwide defence market can only be beneficial for SIATT, while our complex high technology focus and speciality defence products will enhance SEA’s offering.”
SIATT has designed the guidance system, control and telemetry for Brazil’s Míssil Antinavio Nacional de Superfície (MANSUP), a one-tonne sea-skimming anti-ship missile being developed by AVIBRAS, the first prototype of which flew on 27 November 2018.
SIATT also announced at LAAD that it was involved in discussions with the Russian state-owned organisation Rosoboronexport to market and build under licence the Orlan-10E medium-range, multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Russian firm Special Technology Center.
The 3.1 metre wingspan UAV carrying a 4.5 kilogram payload was designed for a variety of missions including aerial reconnaissance, observation, monitoring, search and rescue, combat training, jamming, detection of radio signals, and target tracking, the UAV would be designated as the Águia-10E in Brazil.