IAI, Synergy Group Embark on Expansion Plan in Brazil

Yair Shamir, IAI Chairman: “We are determined to invest what is necessary to establish our position, introduce our capabilities and, along with our local partners, introduce the solutions we feel as mature and suitable for our Brazilian customers. We believe this market leadership strategy will win in the long run, as this market being in the advanced development phase, is searching for solutions we can offer.”

Elbit Systems Large Area Display Selected for Boeing’s Advanced Cockpit Technology

The Boeing Company has selected Elbit Systems to provide advanced avionics systems for its fighter aircraft. Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary AEL Sistemas S.A. of Porto Alegre is positioned to become a key member in the program, supporting Boeing's F/A-18E/F bid for the FX-2 in Brazil

RAFAEL Develops UAS Mission Enhancement Package

Focusing on a range systems complementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) Israel’s weapon systems expert RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems is introducing at the AUVSI 2011 a range of hardware and software systems, supporting UAS missions.

KC-390 Embarks on its maiden flight

Embraer today successfully performed the first flight of the new military transport and aerial refueling jet, the KC-390.

IAI set to produce drones, radars in Brazil

LAAD 2015: IAI set to expand operations in Brazil, investing in a number of strategic partnerships

The Amazon Giant Awakening – LAAD 2011 Preview

Spurring Brazilian demand for defense and homeland security is attracting major global arms exporters, particularly the European companies that have suffered dramatic cuts in domestic orders, seeking export markets to improve their backlog. LAAD 2011 – Latin America Aerospace & Defense expo is the most important trade show for the defense and security industry in the region. Selected to become Media Partner for this important event, Defense-Update is launching this update to follow this bi-annual event, bringing the domestic Brazilian defense industry together with international companies seeking to develop their business in that region.

Resurrected US Navy Traders to serve on Brazilian aircraft carrier

The Brazilian Navy is restarting the refurbishment of eight C1/S2 carrier based transport aircraft. If everything goes according to plan, four ex-US Navy C-1A Trader aircraft that have rested for 26 years in the aircraft boneyard in Arizona will return to sea, operating from the deck of Brazil’s aircraft carrier São Paulo.

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.

11 Killed on a Colombian ELINT Plane Crash

A Colombian Air-Force CN235 special-mission aircraft plane crashed on Friday in the north of the country, killing all 11 of those on board. The CN235 is manufactured by Airbus; the plane was produced in 1998 in Seville, Spain and was one of several aircraft converted to carry out Electronic Warfare missions.

Brazil’s FX-2 – Time for Decision

The announcement of the winner to provide the next generation fighter for the Brazilian Air Force has been postponed for at least a month, and could be delayed for a year, after the ministry of interior and prosecution have agreed to open an inquiry into the multi-billion-dollar tender in which France, the United States and Sweden are competing. The...

Chilean Air Force Opt for Brazilian Super Tucano Trainers

After Brazil and Columbia, Chile becomes the third Latin-American Country to fly the Brazilian Super-Tucano Trainer Following the selection of the Brazilian Super Tucano in a public bid held by the Chilean Air Force (FACH), the Air Force will field 12 aircraft for tactical training missions. According to the contract signed between FACH and Embraer, the aircraft manufacturer, the first...

France Selected as the Lowest Bidder for the Indian MMRCA Program

The French Dassault Rafale omnirole fighter was selected as lowest bidder in the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat fighter Aircraft (MMRCA) and is expected to be announced as the Indian Air Force preferred choice for the program.

Indonesia Receives Four A-29 Super Tocanos

Embraer Defense and Security has today delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesia’s Air Force at a ceremony held in its facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.

Brazilian Defense Forces, Iveco to Unveil New APC at LAAD

// After a long delay the Brazilian Army APC replacement program is moving forward, with the formal unveiling of the 'Armored Personnel Carrier - Medium' (VBTP-MR) full scale mockup at the Latin-America Aerospace & Defense (LAAD) exhibition taking place in Rio de Janeiro this week. The vehicle is positioned to replace the country's indigenous 6x6 armored vehicles,...