IDEX 2021: Embraer - a new generation of multi-mission aircraft solutions for military22 February 2021
Embraer Defense & Security will attend the flagship defense trade fair, IDEX 2021, and showcase its leading aerospace and defense portfolio.
Embraer Defense & Security will attend the flagship defense trade fair, IDEX 2021, and showcase its leading aerospace and defense portfolio. In addition to the A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced trainer and the multi-mission C-390 millennium military airlift, the company offers to the market a full line of integrated solutions and applications such as Command and Control Center (C4I), radars, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) and space. This also includes integrated systems for information, communications, border monitoring and surveillance as well as aircraft for authorities’ transportation and special missions. With a growing presence on the global market, Embraer Defense & Security products and solutions are present in more than 60 countries.
The C-390 Millennium is the new generation multi-mission transport aircraft. It delivers unrivalled mobility, rapid reconfiguration, high availability, and improved flight safety, all in a single, unique platform.
The C-390 is capable of transporting and launching cargo and troops and performing a wide array of missions: medical evacuation, search and rescue, humanitarian aerial refueling (fighters and helicopters), aerial firefighting and assistance. The C-390 is fully NATO compatible, not only in terms of hardware, but also in terms of avionics and communications configuration.
Modern cargo handling system which can transport large-sized cargo: pallets, vehicles, helicopters, troops, paratroopers, medevac stretcher, mixed configurations. The C-390’s piloting is facilitated by an integrated avionic system and a fly-by-wire flight control, and it can be equipped with a self-defense system and ballistic protection which increases its capacity to operate in hostile environments.
The C-390 Millennium entered into service in 2019 with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). On December 2020, Embraer delivered the fourth C-390 Millennium multi-mission medium airlifter of a total of 28 units to FAB. All aircraft ordered by FAB are equipped to perform aerial refueling missions, with the designation KC-390 Millennium.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, FAB has operated the KC-390 Millennium aircraft in logistical aerial transport missions, carrying tons of essential supplies to fight the pandemic in Brazil. Additionally, FAB operated one of the airlifters in a humanitarian mission to the Republic of Lebanon, in support of the population of Beirut, in August of this year. Recently, the C-390 Millennium fleet surpassed 1,500 flight hours of operations since entered service, proving its outstanding performance and capacity as the newest-generation multi-mission aircraft.
On November 2020, the Hungarian government signed a contract with Embraer for the acquisition of two C-390 Millennium multi-mission transport aircraft, in its air-to-air refueling (AAR) configuration, designated KC-390. The acquisition is part of the process to strengthen the capabilities of the Hungarian Defense Forces especially in the tactical airlift, AAR, and medical evacuation roles, as well as in other missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023. The aircraft will be the first in the world featuring an Intensive Care Unit configuration, an essential feature for performing humanitarian missions.
At the end of October 2020, teams from the Portuguese Armed Forces (FAP) and Embraer concluded the “Critical Design Review – CDR” for the KC-390 Millennium ordered by Portugal. This step has defined the aircraft technical requirements according to FAP demands, enabling Embraer to configure the aircraft. The Portuguese Government and Embraer signed a contract for the acquisition of five multi-mission airlifters that will support the operations of the Portuguese Armed Forces and increase readiness in missions of national interest. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2023.
A-29 Super Tucano
The A-29 Super Tucano is the gold standard for light attack, combat, and reconnaissance aircraft. Built in the U.S. by Sierra Nevada Corporation and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security, the A-29 has been selected by 15 Air Forces worldwide including Afghanistan and Lebanon.
The A-29 is a versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft and is known for its rugged and durable design, which allows it to perform operations from unimproved runways and at forward operating bases in austere environments and rugged terrain. The A-29 is the only light attack aircraft in the world with a U.S. Air Force Military Type Certificate.
The A-29 Super Tucano is the most reliable and cost-effective solution for basic and advanced flight and combat training, close air support operations, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), armed over-watch, counterinsurgency, and irregular warfare scenarios.
In one of the latest developments, Embraer Defense & Security announced that the first of 12 A-29 Super Tucano for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) successfully completed its inaugural flight at the production facility in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. The full fleet of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the NAF are currently in production by SNC and Embraer at the Jacksonville facility with delivery to the NAF expected on schedule in 2021.
To consolidate its leading position in Latin America, Embraer Defense & Security holds the control of a set of companies with recognized expertise in critical areas of intelligence, monitoring and control.
Develops solutions in command, control and intelligence and offers specialized engineering technical and logistic support services for each cycle of system projects. It is a strategical defense organization which works as a Brazilian integrating company in strategical projects and systems.
One of the world’s most renowned providers of maintenance services and of complex aircraft structures. In the MRO market, OGMA offers high-quality services for defense and civil aviation. For the aerostructures market, OGMA provides built-in solutions for the main worldwide manufacturers and first-class suppliers.
Savis is a Brazilian company dedicated to developing, designing, certifying, industrializing, integrating, and implementing systems and services for border control and protection of strategic structures.
A partnership between Embraer Defense & Security and Telebras, Visiona focuses on the integration of the Geosynchronous Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications System of the Brazilian government. Its mission is to establish itself as a key contractor to provide for the satellite systems’ needs, developing critical technologies in the aerospace area and offering support to strengthen the national industrial chain.Learn more at https://defense.embraer.com/global/en