12:00 AM, August 14, 2012
Embraer Defense and Security has awarded a contract worth $30 million to develop and supply the auxiliary fuselage fuel tank for the KC-390 tanker aircraft. Cobham's AFFT will enable the aircraft's core mission capabilities, including increased range for search and rescue operations and maximised fuel offload for air-to-air refuelling. The Brazilian Air Force is the launch customer for the KC-390, which is scheduled to enter service in 2015. Embraer expects to secure significant additional orders for the KC-390 from export customers.