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SINGAPORE: Embraer seals cross platform security deal

Embraer has concluded a deal to provide an integrated security package that ties together ground-based surveillance radars, air traffic management, command and control, and Super Tucano light attack aircraft.

Embraer Defense and Security chief executive Jackson Schneider says the deal has been concluded with a country in the developing world that he declines to identify.

The package is primarily aimed at border security, and includes datalinks that knit together the various sensors as well as the Super Tucano. The first phase of the roll-out will be completed within three years.

He sees a strong potential market in Southeast Asia for the Super Tucano, of which 16 have already been acquired by Indonesia. Embraer has brought a production standard Super Tucano to the Singapore air show for the very first time, with the aircraft potentially to visit other countries in the region.

Schneider estimates that Embraer’s defence business will entertain visits by about 20 official delegations at the show. There is interest regionally in both the Super Tucano, as well as Embraer’s developmental KC-390 tanker/transport.

The KC-390 offers flexibility to perform a number of missions including troop transport, medical evacuation, and search and rescue, he says.

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