The Brazilian Army has selected local contractor Embraer Defence and Security to build the initial phase of a massive surveillance and protection along the length of its 16,886-kilometer land border.
The Tepro consortium, led by Embraer-controlled companies Savis Tecnologica and Orbisat Industria, has been named to undertake contract negotiations on the first part of what could be a $6 billion program known as Sisfron, or Sistema Integrado de Monitoramento de Fronteiras.
Sisfron is set to include land radars and other ground sensors, unmanned air vehicles, communications, command and control and other elements.
The Brazilian Army hopes to complete Sisfron by the end of 2019, giving surveillance and protection 150 km deep along a border with Brazil’s 11 neighbors.
The initial phase of the project will cover an area under the responsibility of the Brazilian Western Military Command.