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Brazil to cut back KC-390 order

Brazil has announced it will reduce its Embraer KC-390 Millennium order in light of new budget restrictions brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which have led to cutbacks on resources allocated to the defence sector

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ANALYSIS: The current structure of the Brazilian Air Force

As the Brazilian Air Force celebrates its 80th anniversary, we provide an in-depth overview, detailing the structure of South America's largest air arm

Brazil green lights tanker transport acquisition

Brazil’s Ministry of Defence has approved the purchase of two multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft, which will supplement the Brazilian Air Force’s existing air-to-air refuelling fleet

VINCI awarded 30-year concession for seven Brazilian airports

The company hopes to implement environmental infrastructures at the hubs, with a focus on post-pandemic recovery

KC-390 undergoes extreme cold weather trials in Alaska

The Brazilian Air Force and Embraer have conducted a series of extreme cold weather tests with the KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Brazil’s Drone Expansion

Two squadrons of the Brazilian Air Force now operate unmanned aerial systems, following the global military trend for drones. We explore the origins and evolution of these unique aircraft

Brazil receives fourth KC-390 multi-mission airlifter

Embraer revealed on December 19 that it had handed over the fourth KC-390 Millennium multi-mission medium-lift tactical transports to the Brazilian Air Force

Airbus delivers final SC-105 to Brazilian Air Force

The Brazilian Air Force received its third and final Airbus SC-105 Amazonas search and rescue aircraft on December 9, during a handover ceremony at the company’s production facility in Seville, Spain

Brazil receives first modernised E-99M AEW&C

Embraer delivered its first modernised E-99M AEW&C aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force during a ceremony at the firm’s Gavião Peixoto facility in São Paulo, Brazil, on November 27

First F-39 Gripen takes flight in Brazil

The Brazilian Air Force’s first Saab Gripen E multi-role fighter completed its maiden flight in Brazil on September 24 – just four days after it arrived in-country, having been shipped from Norrköping in Sweden.