Brazilian Air Force

Brazilian Air Force gains fifth modernised E-99M

Embraer Defense & Security announced it had handed over its fifth modernised EMB 145-based E-99M AEW&C aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force on November 23, marking an important milestone for the upgrade programme as it saw the first aircraft delivered in its Full Operational Capability configuration

Brazil marks 50 years of C-95 Bandeirante ops

The Brazilian Air Force’s airlift community marked a major milestone on February 9, when the air arm’s fleet of Embraer C-95 Bandeirante light transport/liaison aircraft celebrated 50 years of operational service

Brazilian C-130M deploys to fight forest fires in Chile

A Lockheed C-130M Hercules from the Brazilian Air Force has been dispatched to Chile to help fight the more than 300 estimated forest fires that are currently raging across the country’s central and southern regions

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