Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) have signed a memorandum of understanding for collaborative studies and capacity assessments for the development of a remote controlled aircraft (UAV).
Embraer announces that the collaboration aims to investigate the military needs for the use of this type of aircraft, with a special focus on the investigation of operational and logistical elements. During the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, the FAB successfully deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle of Israeli origin. The experience gained at the two events was seen as essential to the creation of a work doctrine and the ability to use this type of aircraft.
“It is a unique opportunity for the Brazilian Air Force to deepen its studies of disruptive technologies that may create an imbalance in the current and future scenarios,” commented Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior, Air Force Commander. Previously, Embraer had worked with Avibras and AEL on another unmanned aircraft joint manufacturing project in a joint venture called Harpa, which has already been closed. (Javier Bonilla)
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