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Brazil awaits enhanced AEW&C platform

31st July 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Sérgio Santana in Sergipe


The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) expects to introduce its first modified Embraer E-99 aircraft in November this year, as it seeks to enhance its AEW&C capabilities.

Two E-99s (the FAB designation of the Embraer EMB-145-RS) are being upgraded to the E-99M configuration: one of these took off on its first certification test flight in August 2019.

The main sensor on the E-99M is a version of the Erieye-ER radar that equips the Saab Global Eye, but adapted to meet specific FAB operational requirements.

According to Saab, Erieye-ER offers a more comprehensive detection capability, now ranging from large vessels and

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Sérgio Santana


Sérgio Santana

Sérgio Santana is a freelance writer based in Sergipe, Brazil. He writes on defence and aerospace …

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