Embraer selects Rheinmetall Germany for KC-390 programme
Embraer Defense & Security announced that it has selected the German company Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Simulation and Training to develop and deliver the training media suite for the KC-390 military transport jet.
“We are looking forward to build further on our recent fruitful cooperation and are confident that our partnership with Rheinmetall will result in a first class KC-390 training media suite that will indefinitely contribute to the overall success of the KC-390 Programme”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security.
Embraer KC-390 is a tactical transport aircraft designed to set new standards in its category, while presenting the lowest lifecycle cost of the market. It can perform a variety of missions, such as cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refuelling, search and rescue and forest firefighting. Embraer expects to receive the certification of the KC-390 jet by the end of 2017 with first deliveries of the aircraft scheduled for the first half of 2018.