Wed, Nov 03, 2010
Argentine Government Manifests Its Intention To Acquire Six
Military Transport Jets From Embraer
As a result of the conversations held between the Brazilian and
the Argentine Defense Ministries, the ministers Nelson Jobim and
Nilda Garre have signed a Declaration of Intent regarding the South
American neighbor's participation in the development program of the
KC-390 military transport jet. The agreement marks the beginning of
negotiations for the involvement of Fabrica Argentina de Avioes
"Brig. San Martin" S.A. - FAdeA in the manufacture of the new
airplane, as well as the future acquisition of six KC-390 aircraft
by the Argentine government.
KC-390 File Photo
"This is another strong demonstration of interest for the
KC-390, which proves this product meets the military transportation
market requirements," said Orlando Jose Ferreira Neto, Embraer
Executive Vice President, Defense Market. "Therefore, it is a great
pleasure to see Argentina following this path, thus reinforcing the
technological integration of South America's defense segment."
This is Embraer's fifth announcement of negotiations regarding
international partnerships for the KC-390 program since August.
Chile, Colombia, Portugal, and the Czech Republic have already
begun discussions to establish the conditions for their
participation in the development and production of the new military
transport jet. In July, the Brazilian Air Force (Forca Aerea
Brasileira - FAB) revealed its intention to acquire 28 of the jets.
With Argentina joining the negotiations, this could result in the
aggregated sale of 60 KC-390 airplanes to the air forces of these
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