Brazilian Air Force

Brazil inducts first F-39E Gripens into operational service

The Brazilian Air Force inducted its first two Saab F-39E Gripen multi-role fighters into operational service with the 1st Air Defense Group ‘Jaguar Squadron’ during a ceremony at Anápolis Air Base on December 19

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Why is Brazil retiring its Mi-35M gunships after just 10 years of ops?

The decision by Brazil to ditch its Hind gunships by the end of 2022 came as a surprise. AirForces Monthly examines the factors behind the grounding of the fleet

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Brazil looks to expand UAV use

With just a small fleet of military unmanned air vehicles, Brazil is seeking to increase their use and invest in its first locally produced combat versions, writes Claudio Lucchesi

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What progress has Embraer’s KC-390 programme made to date?

Dave Allport provides a brief overview of progress to date on the Embraer KC-390 Millennium programme

Two more Gripens delivered to Brazil

A further two Saab F-39E Gripens have been delivered to Brazil, where they will join the Brazilian Air Force's growing fleet

Brazilian KC-390 completes first aerial refuelling mission

Embraer’s KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport has marked a major operational milestone in Brazilian service, after the Brazilian Air Force completed the type’s first official air-to-air refuelling mission on August 9

Brazil's first A330-243 inducted into operational service

A ceremony was held at Galeão Air Base, Rio de Janeiro, on July 26 to formally induct the first Airbus A330-243 into Brazilian Air Force service

Brazilian A-29s force down aircraft carrying 663kg of drugs

A small, twin-engined aircraft carrying roughly 663kg of cocaine base paste was successfully intercepted by two Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer A-29A/B Super Tucano light attack aircraft after it entered Brazilian airspace without authorisation on July 3

Brazil acquires two additional RQ-900 UAVs

The Brazilian Air Force is set to grow its fleet of RQ-900 (Hermes 900) MALE UAVs by two aircraft, following the signing of an acquisition contract with AEL Sistemas – a Brazil-based subsidiary of Elbit Systems

Gripen E deliveries to Brazil and Sweden begin

Saab has begun deliveries of the series production Gripen E with hand-over of the first six aircraft, comprising four to the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB – Brazilian Air Force) and two to the Swedish Air Force.