Israeli aerospace giant eyes Brazilian market

Jerusalem, April 8 (IANS) Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is operating its integrated command, control and communication center in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

Israeli personnel have been dispatched to operate MC4, developed by IAI’s MLM Division (which specializes in the development and production of missiles, communications, simulators and other space related products), in an undisclosed Brazilian state as part of intense marketing efforts.

The MC4, which analyzes a massive flow of data received from an array of sensors and platforms, such as drones, unmanned ground and maritime vehicles, radars and security cameras, produces real-time situational awareness of events occurring in various locales, inter-linking security and law enforcement agencies, first responders and local governments at the city, state and federal levels, and implementing protocols for sharing data.

“The system is presently in the demonstration process in preparation for the possibility of signing a contract ahead of international sporting events that will take place in Brazil in the next three years,” a senior IAI executive told Xinhua Sunday.

The MC4 could provide decision makers with “proactive, rapid response capabilities. Ultimately, the increased surveillance, alertness and hasty reaction to events are bound to improve security and deter hostile or criminal activities”, according to the company’s press release.

Brazil is gradually emerging as a lucrative market for IAI’s gamut of hi-tech products.

Last month, the company announced winning a tender issued by the Brazilian Air Force for an aerial refueling project.

The Brazilian Federal Police has already deployed IAI-produced drones for surveillance flights over the vast expanses of the Amazon rainforest in anti-drug and other operations.

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