Israeli firm Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $50 million from the Portuguese Ministry of Defense to supply the Portuguese Air Force with a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and Customer Logistics Support for the new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft.

The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft in production by Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.

In July 2019, the Portuguese Government confirmed the order of five Embraer KC-390 jet-powered transport aircraft, which will start to replace the C-130 aircraft from 2023.

The contract will be performed over a five-year period, advise Elbit.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply the Portuguese Air Force’s KC-390 aircraft with a complete EW suite comprised of Radar and Laser Warning Systems, IR Missile Warning System, Countermeasures Dispensing System, a Directional IR Countermeasures (DIRCM) system and Active ECM (AECM) POD system.

Edgar Maimon, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra, commented in a news release:

“The Portuguese Air Force is a long-standing strategic partner of Elbit Systems and we are proud of this contract award to provide enhanced survivability for their new fleet of KC-390 aircraft.”

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Andy P
Andy P
2 years ago

Smart looking aircraft, be interesting to see how sales go.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago

When I first saw this pic on my phone I thought it was a C17.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago

Then I saw only 2 engines.

FELIPE
FELIPE
2 years ago

O KC-390 foi apelidado de C-17 Baby na Paris Air Show 2019