ERJ 145 AEW&C
- Airborne Early Warning and Control
- Border Security Force
- Defence Research Development Organisation
- Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.
- Indian Air Force
- Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
- Very Important Person
S�o José dos Campos, July 4, 2008 �
Embraer and the Indian Government have
signed a deal for three EMB 145 AEW&C
(Airborne Early Warning & Control) jets.
The contract includes a comprehensive
logistics package comprised of training,
technical support, spare parts, and ground
The proven ERJ 145 platform, currently
being used on Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in
Brazil, Mexico and Greece, will join the
AEW&C Program under the responsibility
of India's Defence Research &
Development Organization (DRDO).
"Embraer is proud to have the Indian Government as a customer. Our relationship started in
2003 with the purchase of five Legacy aircraft for transporting public officials," said Luiz
Carlos Aguiar, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and Government Market. "In our
commitment to a long-term relationship with the Indian Government, we look forward to
continue collaborating in strengthening the country's airborne operational capabilities."
The first delivery is scheduled for 2011. The three aircraft will be outfitted by the customer
with cabin equipment and mission systems, and will join four Legacy jets in operation by the
Indian Air Force (IAF) used to transport Indian VIPs, as well as foreign dignitaries. A fifth
Legacy belongs to the Border Security Force (BSF), under India's Home Ministry.
Source: INDIAN GOVERNMENT ACQUIRES THREE EMBRAER EMB 145 AEW&C JETS
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