The Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer Defense and Security has signed a contract with U.S. based DRS Defense Solutions for designing, developing, testing, and producing a CHS/ADS cargo handling and aerial delivery system for the KC-390 aircraft as well as providing its aftermarket support.

The CHS/ADS system will be an integral part of the aircraft for moving and transporting palletized cargo and rolling stock, enable aerial delivery missions, using parachute extraction or gravity modes. The system will consist of electromechanical locks, electronic master control, retractable guide rails, flip-over rollers, tie down rings and structural floor panels with high load capacity.

The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira-FAB) has ordered 28 KC-390 in tactical transport aircraft in July 2010. Countries like Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Portugal and the Czech Republic firmed agreements regarding a possible purchase of the aircraft type and participation in the development and production.

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