The Brazilian military appears moving toward procurement of five anti-aircraft defense systems from Russia this year.
Brazilian aviation and defense manufacturer Embraer has won the contract for the first phase of 10,000 mile border security cordon.
Brazil is testing border security with large-scale military maneuvers along borders with Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay amid increased concerns over international smuggling of drugs, people and weapons and other organized crime.
Defense industry ties between diverse countries and companies have been recently highlighted by four countries in official visits and talks.
Brazil has set out a strategy of continuing to build defense spending on the back of earnings from raw material exports.
Brazil and Turkey have agreed on closer defense links that promise to allow each arms manufacturer a greater share of the global aviation and military sales.
Brazilian-U.S. talks on defense technologies may prove central to the Obama administration's plans to reopen Latin America and the Caribbean region to exports.
Argentina is planning to expand defense manufacturing including joint production with Brazil of unmanned aircraft and air-to-air missiles.
A fire at a scientific research station in Antarctica killed two Brazilian sailors and destroyed most of the base, military officials said Sunday.
Brazil's foreign minister said he is urging Iran to store part of its nuclear stockpile abroad to ease tensions over Tehran's potential nuclear threat.