Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have signed a memorandum of understanding which enables the study of the potential development of a new light military transport aircraft.
The study seeks to identify alternatives and solutions to meet Brazilian Air Force operational needs, especially in the Amazon region and austere environments, including unpaved, short and damaged runways located in remote areas.
“Relying on Embraer’s high level of innovation and technological capabilities, the study will also seek to explore new technologies to provide solutions to the Brazilian Air Force’s extreme demands, such as different system architectures, innovative platform solutions, and hybrid-electric propulsion, among others.
The Brazilian Air Force, which in 2019 received its first units of the modern KC-390 Millennium, seeks with this study to complement and modernise its transport capabilities in the smaller segments, in order to broadly and completely fulfill Brazil’s needs.”
“The purpose of this memorandum is to formalize Embraer’s intention to develop a light transport aircraft to carry cargo and personnel. The Brazilian Air Force participation is mainly with regard to sharing expertise, based on projects that Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force have already developed in partnership, to meet the Air Force’s needs over time”, said Lieutenant-Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez, Brazilian Air Force Commander.