The Brazilian Air Force is upgrading itsAirborne Early Warning & Control ( ) aircraft. Defence and security company announced today it has received an order from the Brazilian company Defense and Security, for the upgrade of the Mission System. The total order amounts to about US$60 million (380 MSEK.)
The contract part of the modernization programme for the145 AEW&C, named (formerly designated R-99A) in the Brazilian Air Force, slated for delivered from 2014 until 2017. The first system for Brazil on the 145 became operational 2002. is also operational on ERJ-145 in Mexico and Greece. India has also selected a specially modified configuration of the ERJ-145 platform for its indigenous AEW&C program.
The procurement of three AEW&C aircraft was part of the SIVAM (Sistema de Vigilância da Amazônia) program, deploying AEW&C and remote sensing aircraft over the Amazon region, in an effort to establish law enforcement, environmental protection and fight drug trafficking in the area.