KC-390 radar defined
Embraer, which already has a contract for the supply of 28 KC-390 aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), signed a contract with the Italian company Selex ES which will supply Gabbiano T20 radars. The equipment will be installed in the nose of the aircraft and will be used, for example, to find boats on the high seas.
The first KC-390 is to be delivered to the air force at the end of next year, and is intended to carry out all the missions currently carried out by the C-130 Hercules. The ability to carry up to 23.2 tonnes of fuel in the wings, allowing it to fly long range missions, and to refuel other aircraft in flight, also makes it possible to use the KC-390 for search missions, and the radar will assist in this task.