In a ceremony at its facilities in Gavio Peixoto, Sao Paulo, Embraer presented the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) with the first EMB-145 AEW & C (Airborne Early Warning and Control), which has been designated as the E-99. , followed by another 4 copies.
Mission systems and related subsystems, including electronic warfare, command and control, electronic countermeasures, and aerial surveillance radar, have been enhanced as part of the modernization process, improving the FAB’s ability to carry out control and alert missions. including flight and electronic reconnaissance.
Several international suppliers took part, including Saab, Aeroelectronica International (AELI) and Rohde & Schwarz. The project includes technology transfer into the national defense industry. Atech, a subsidiary of Embraer Defense and Security, was involved in the development of the command and control system.
6 planning and analysis stations were acquired, which are used for training and optimizing the crews. The E-99 was built on the platform of the once successful Embraer ERJ-145 regional transport twin jet, which delivered more than 1,200 units and has 30 million flight hours. They can detect, track and identify targets in their patrol area, transmit the information to the allied forces, conduct airspace management missions, position fighters and intercept control, signal reconnaissance and surveillance.
Photo: The first modernized Embraer E-99 of the Brazilian Air Force.
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