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Embraer Defense & Security selects mission radar by Selex Galileo for the KC-390

Embraer Defense and Security has chosen another world-class company – SELEX Galileo, from Italy – to supply the mission radar system for the military airlifter and tanker jet KC-390.

"As we move forward with the challenging phase of selecting suppliers for key systems of the KC-390, we are proud of the results achieved," said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Sr. Vice President Operations & COO, Embraer Defense and Security. "We believe that SELEX Galileo has the expertise, background and global reach to be a solid partner in Embraer's KC-390 program."

The Gabbiano Tactical Radar, model T-20, from SELEX Galileo, uses state-of-the-art technology to complete all KC-390 missions. Employing a transmitter that uses the new SSA (Solid State Amplifier) technology, this radar has the advantage of higher MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), while presenting reduced energy consumption, weight, volume, and maintenance costs.

"We are working with Embraer on a number of airborne programs, and are particularly proud of the selection of this advanced radar sensor as a baseline for Embraer's new airlifter aircraft. The KC-390 is poised to play a key role in the tactical airlift market, worldwide, and we are pleased to be part of it," said Fabrizio Giulianini, CEO of SELEX Galileo, adding: "We are also confident that becoming a partner in this program will open up the opportunity to further expand our collaboration with Embraer and our footprint in the country."

Press release issued by Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. on September 8, 2011


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Embraer KC-390


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Imaging and Visual Systems

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