Elbit Subsidiary, AEL, to Provide EMBRAER with Advanced Systems for KC-390 Program
- Development Contracts Valued at $25 Million
EMBRAER is developing the KC-390 under contract with the Brazilian Air Force. With the initial test flights planned for 2014, the initial delivery of KC-390 planned for 2016.
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Shlomo Erez, AEL's President, commented: "We are very proud to have been selected to provide EMBRAER's KC-390 with our cutting edge technological systems - the SPS, DIRCM and HUD - in addition to the mission computer that has already been selected. This selection attests to AEL's relevance to the most advanced aircraft industries, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to share our know-how and proven experience with our partner, EMBRAER."
"The KC-390 is being projected to operate all over the world, under several conditions, with the same outstanding performance", said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Operations Vice-President and COO, EMBRAER Defense and Security. "The selection of the main suppliers is a extremely relevant process to achieve our commitment with Brazilian Air Force, in making KC-390 an aircraft of the highest technological standard, without similar in the market, and a product that will add significant value to Brazil."
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Source : Elbit Systems Ltd.