Embraer have announced that they are presenting their product portfolio at the Tri-Service Asian Defense & Security Exhibition, in Bangkok, Thailand, to held between 29 August and 1 September. Embraer will be presenting their multi-mission transport aircraft C-390 MILLENNEUM and the A-29 SUPER TUCANO light attack and training aircraft, in addition to other solutions for air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.
The C-390 MILLENNEUM and its air-to-air refuelling configuration the KC-390, are multi-role military transport aircraft. Since its first delivery to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in 2019, the KC-390 MILLENNEUM has been extensively used in operations to transport equipment and medical supplies, ranging from liquid oxygen to vehicles across Brazil at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAB’s current fleet of KC-390s stands at five operational aircraft, and this fleet has exceeded 5,000 flight hours, with a mission completion rate of 97 per cent, according to Embraer.
The Hungarian Defence Force and the Portuguese Armed Forces have signed orders for the KC-390. Both the Portuguese and Hungarian fleets will be configured to perform air-to-air refuelling and be fully NATO compatible, in terms of hardware, avionics and communications. The Hungarian Defence Force fleet will be the first in the world to feature the aircraft in an Intensive Care Unit configuration, intended for humanitarian missions. In June, the Dutch Ministry of Defence announced the selection of a fleet of five C-390 MILLENNEUM aircraft to succeed their current fleet of C-130 HERCULES transporters.
According to Embraer, the worldwide fleet of A-29 SUPER TUCANO aircraft has attained 500,000 flight hours, with over 260 delivered. The company stated that so far the aircraft has been selected by more than 15 users worldwide, with the most recent deliveries being to the Philippines and Nigerian Air Forces.