Embraer is showcasing the A-29 Super Tucano light attack airplane and advanced trainer as well as the new KC-390 military airlifter and tanker at IDEX 2015 this week.
The A-29 Super Tucano was selected for the US Air Force’s Light Air Support program to perform counter insurgency missions in Afghanistan. The KC-390, which has performed its first flight some days ago, is designed to set new standards in its class, at a lower operational cost and higher availability rate due to lower maintenance downtime. Its great flexibility to perform a wide range of missions such as transport and airdropping of cargo and troops, aerial refueling, search and rescue, and forest fire response, among others, will also translate into savings to customers since they can perform more missions with a single platform.
Embraer’s Defense & Security portfolio also includes a family of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, state-of-the-art radar technologies, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and advanced information and communication systems, such as Command, Control, Communication, Computation, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications.