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Hamilton Sundstrand selected for KC-390

15th December 2011 - 15:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Embraer Defense and Security has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the Electric Power Generating System for the new KC-390 being developed by Embraer with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB).  Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, made the announcement in a 14 December 2011 statement.

The KC-390 twin engine, medium-lift military transport aircraft is slated to enter service in 2016, with capability to transport up to 23 tons of cargo, including wheeled armoured vehicles, support equipment and military personnel. The cargo aircraft is also designed for rapid configuration as a tanker.

According to the company, Hamilton Sundstrand will supply the Embraer KC-390 Electric Power Generating System, based on the successful 90 kVA integrated drive generator currently used in a variety of military and commercial applications. The programme has a projected value of approximately $100 million.

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