Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jane’s Air Forces News Briefs / 21 November 2008


Embraer unveil latest C-390 design

Brazilian defence company Embraer unveiled the latest design concept of its C-390 medium transport aircraft (MTA) at the company's São José dos Campos facility near São Paulo on 7 November. Vice-president for market intelligence Fernando Ikedo said that the company had revised the aircraft's initial design to reflect the heavier lift capacity required in response to a request for proposal (RfP) from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in the last week of October

[first posted to - 14 November 2008]

Elbit to update Brazil's AMX fleet

Brazil's Embraer has contracted Elbit Systems of Israel to carry out avionics upgrade work on the Brazilian Air Force's (FAB's) fleet of AMX A-1A strike aircraft. The programme will involve equipping the aircraft with a new central battle mission computer and processor, as well as glass cockpit display systems featuring a 6x8 inch colour screen and digital map, a helmet mounted display (HMD), an ammunition management system and unspecified additional systems

[first posted to - 14 November 2008]

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