Ministério da Defesa e Itamaraty promovem Base Industrial de Defesa na NigériaMinistério da Defesa e Itamaraty promovem Base Industrial de Defesa na Nigéria

The Ministry of Defense (MD), through the Secretariat of Defense Products (Seprod), and the Brazilian Embassy in Nigeria, organized the Brazil – Nigeria Aviation Security & Defense Trade Forum.

The event, which aimed to bring both countries closer to cooperate in the aviation, security, and defense areas, took place between June 21st and 23rd, in Abuja, Nigeria.

It was attended by government officials and representatives of the Nigerian private sector, together with representatives of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and of the companies of the Brazilian Defense Industrial Base: Embraer, Embraer Radar, Atech, Avibrás, Akaer, Condor, and Iveco. It also had the support of the Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Materials Industries (Abimde).


During the event, Gen Div R1 Luiz Antônio Duizit Brito, representing Seprod, presented the strategic projects of the Brazilian Armed Forces, among them the nuclear program of the Brazilian Navy and the frigate boat construction program, as well as the Brazilian companies that support these programs.

He also presented the program for the acquisition of the Guarani combat vehicle, the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sisfron), and the program to launch rockets and missiles.

Finally, he presented the strategic projects of the Brazilian Air Force, such as the KC-390 freighter and the Gripen fighter, as well as the Strategic Program for Space Systems (Pese) and the hypersonic aircraft development program.

In his presentation, the General stated that Brazil is ready to receive the Nigerian authorities in order to get to know the Defense Industrial Base (BID).

According to the Ambassador of Brazil in Nigeria, Ricardo Guerra de Araújo, the Brazilian companies brought significant solutions to strengthen the Nigerian aviation, defense and security areas, cooperating in commercial and technological exchanges that can be permanent bridges to bring the two countries closer together.

After the event, the Brazilian delegation held a series of meetings with the Nigerian Armed Forces, and was also received by the Commander of the Nigerian Navy.

¹The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations, also known as Itamaraty, is an Executive Branch body, responsible for advising the President of the Republic on the formulation, performance and monitoring of Brazil’s relations with other countries and international organizations.

*** Translated by DEFCONPress Team ***

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