Tomorrow September 10, the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence (Ministério da Defesa Nacional-MDN) will sign a declaration of intent with Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica SA regarding the KC-390 tactical transport aircraft programme.

It is understood that Portugal´s based companies are to participe in the industrial project and a batch of aircraft are to be procured to replace the Portuguese Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft.

Colombia and Chile recently firmed agreements with the Brazilian manufacturer and started negotiations regarding the future acquisition of aircraft 12 and 6 units respectively. Brazil has previously confirmed the order of 28 aircraft.

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