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News - Brazilian Air Force

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Fighter - multirole

    JAS 39E/F Gripen (Brazil)

    In 2016, Gripen’s Project and Development Center was opened in Sao Paulo to allow Sweedish and Brazillian engineers to work together in the Gripen development ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Hermes 900 (Brazil)

    Programme Background First Batch (2014) In 2014, Elbit reported it was supplying the Hermes 900 to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The UAS was equipped with ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    C-130H Replacement [Sweden]

    Programme Background Requirements Sweden has five C-130H aircraft (designated Tp-84) and one KC-130H. Two C-130Es bought in the 1960s have retired, but the six H ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    KC-390 (Brazil)

    Programme Background Requirement The aircraft deliveries were scheduled to start by the end of 2016 and continue over a period of ten years. However,  the first ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    KC-390 - Portugal

    Embraer says that the aircraft fully meets the requirements of the Portuguese air force to be able to perform different types of military and civilian ...

  • Sealift/replenishment vessels

    Polar Support Vessel [Brazil]

    Programme Background Requirements In June 2020, the Brazilian Navy released a Request for Proposal (RfP) to procure a new Antarctic vessel to be manufactured in Brazil. The ...

  • Military helicopters - attack, Military helicopters - multirole

    Mi-35M Replacement (Brazil)

    Programme Background The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) High Command sprung a surprise on 10 February 2022 when it issued a document stating that its fleet ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VBC Cav-MSR (Brazil)

    Programme Background Purpose The Brazilian Army's mechanised cavalry regiments are believed to operate approximately 400 EE-9 Cascavel 6x6 fire support vehicles manufactured by the now-defunct ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Submarines Procurement Programme [Romania]

    Programme Background Requirements Since 2014, Romania has seen a significant increase in its defence budget, which has allowed for more room to procure modern platforms. One ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    A-29 Philippines

    Programme Background The aircraft will be deployed for close air support (CAS), light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception and counterinsurgency (COIN) missions. On three previous occasions ...

  • Submarines: conventional, attack

    Submarines Procurement Programme (Argentina)

    Requirements Argentina is seeking to rebuild its submarine force, as ARA Salta and ARA Santa Cruz are no longer operational. In the short term, to retain ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    JLTV (Brazil - 1st Batch)

    Programme Background Under its PROADSUMUS programme, the Brazilian Marine Corps is procuring new equipment to support its deployment in expeditionary operations. One of the new ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    VBTP-MR Guarani

    Programme Background Part of the Brazilian Army's New Armoured Wheeled Vehicle Family (NFBR), the VBTP-MR platform is to be manufactured in several versions including standard ...

  • Corvettes

    Tamandaré Corvettes Class Programme [Brazil]

    Programme Background Timeline The Brazilian defence ministry is in the process of procuring four multi-role corvettes based on the German MEKO A100 design for the ...

  • Military UAS - rotary-wing, Military UAS - small

    Garmoosha (Forecast) [Brazilian Navy]

    Programme Background Four-Day Tour On 3 August 2023, EDGE Group announced that it had hosted a four-day delegation from the Brazilian Marine Crops, showing it ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Light attack, Trainer

    EMB-312 Tucano

    The EMB-312 Tucano (Brazilian designation T-27) is a trainer and light attack aircraft developed by Embraer to meet the training requirements of the Brazilian Air ...

  • Air: air combat simulators


    Tactical Procedures Training Simulators (TPTS), operating with SWARM software, can be used to provide most core training elements to pilots or offload training tasks from ...

  • Military helicopters - transport/heavy lift


    The medium-weight, 11t-class H225M (formerly known as the EC725) is the latest military Super Puma/Cougar family member.  Technical features include a modular design of mechanical ...

  • Air: AEW/fire control radar


    The Grifo-346 is a combat aircraft X-band radar covering +/-60° in azimuth and elevation and a weight under one kilogram. It can track up to ...

  • Trainer, Transport

    EMB-121 Xingu

    The EMB-121 Xingu is a twin-turboprop light transport and advanced multi-engine trainer aircraft developed by Embraer based on the EMB-110 Bandeirante. Its maiden flight was ...

  • Transport/tanker aircraft

    KC-390/C-390 Millennium

    The KC-390 is a high-wing, twin-turbofan, T-tail design intended to meet the needs of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for a tanker/transport aircraft. Developed and ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack


    The H125M (formerly the AS550 B3e Fennec) is a military version of the civil H125. The helicopter has a reduced radar signature due to the use ...

  • Land: battle management systems

    Arkhe Mission & Combat

    Launched in 2017, Atech's Arkhe Mission & Combat solutions offer a variety of solutions enabling operator to conduct missions from planning to execution and debriefing. It ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    JAS 39E/F Gripen

    The Saab JAS 39E/F Gripen is a multirole fighter aircraft developed from earlier Gripen models and the Gripen NG. The latest version was selected by Brazil ...

  • Fighter - air superiority

    F-5E/F Tiger II

    The F-5E (single-seat)/F (twin-seat) Tiger II is an air superiority fighter developed by Northrop Grumman based on the original F-5 Freedom Fighter. Production of the ...

  • Air: Electronic Attack - Jamming, Air: Electronic Attack - Pod

    Sky Shield

    The Sky Shield RF pod  jammer can perform simultaneous jamming against multiple, diverse threats and can equip both small and large platforms. Simultaneous jamming is ...

  • Land: air defence radar

    Saber M60

    The Saber M60 is a low-altitude air-defence radar developed by the Brazilian Army's CTEx (Army Technology Centre) in collaboration with Bradar, part of Embraer Defence ...

  • Guided munitions


    The Smart-MK-Bomb, or the SMKB, is a precision guidance kit designed to turn Mk 82 and Mk 83 bombs into guided munitions.

  • Fighter - ground attack

    AMX International

    The AMX International is a ground attack aircraft manufactured by AMX International, a consortium of Italy's Leonardo (Alenia and Aermacchi) and Brazil's Embraer, the latter ...

  • Trainer

    Phenom 100

    Phenom 100 is a very light jet originally developed for single owner-pilot operation but later gained popularity as a jet trainer aircraft. The platform first ...