The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira-FAB) intends to acquire 28 of the KC-390 tactical transport aircraft being developed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

The development program for the new military type was signed by the FAB and Embraer in April 2009 during the Latin America Aero and Defence (LAAD) international trade event held in Rio de Janeiro.

The first flight of the airplane is expected for 2014 and entry into service for the end of 2015. The KC 390 cargo capacity should exceed the initial requirement and achieve 23.6 Tonnes.

The KC-390 will feature a Computed Air Release Point (CARP) technology integrated with the fly-by-wire system, modern avionics system, including two Head-Up Displays (HUD) and a complete self-defense system.

(Embraer SA).


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