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Brazilian Air Force until the end of the year will adopt a new transport

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By the end of the year, the Brazilian company Embraer will deliver several new KC-390 transporters to the country's air force. According to Defense Aerospace, these aircraft will participate in certification tests, the results of which the military will decide on the formulation of transport workers.


Brazilian Air Force until the end of the year will adopt a new transport


As part of the certification flights, the Brazilian Air Force will check KC-390 for in-flight refueling, transportation and cargo dumping. In addition, the military will appreciate the reliability of the onboard systems of self-defense. During air refueling tests, the KC-390 will both pump fuel to other aircraft and refuel itself from the tanker aircraft.

The KC-390 military transport aircraft is being developed by Brazil since 2007, with the participation of the Czech Republic, Portugal, Colombia and Argentina. Preliminary design of the KC-390 was completed in the 2012 year. In October, the first prototype rolled out at Embraer’s Gavian-Peixoto State of São Paulo in October. The first flight of the aircraft took place in February 2014.

The KC-390 is 33,4 meters in length, 11,4 meters in height and wingspan - 33,9 meters. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 81 ton. The transporter is designed for the carriage of goods or fuel weighing up to 26 tons. The aircraft is able to reach speeds of up to 850 kilometers per hour and fly over a distance of up to five thousand kilometers.

Brazilian Air Force plans to adopt a new aircraft before the end of this year. KC-390 is the heaviest aircraft ever developed by Embraer, reports "N + 1"
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  1. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis April 3 2018 14: 25
    +9
    Well done Brazilians (and partners, of course :)), what can I say ...
    1. maxim947
      maxim947 April 3 2018 14: 31
      +1
      It’s interesting, but the Brazilians themselves are very lamented that the aircraft is half or even more of foreign components for the aircraft?)) It looks very good. By the way, it will replace the Hercules.
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis April 3 2018 14: 35
        +12
        Quote: maxim947
        It’s interesting, but the Brazilians themselves are very lamented that the plane is half or even more of foreign components for the aircraft?))

        They are already used to it from the time of the EMB-135 / -145 family, even there the design is “half foreign”. :) CAD from them from Dasso Falcon; chassis, hard currency (as well as their development) - from Liebherr; engines - Rolls-Royces and so on. The Brazilians just sit there and do not protrude, quietly fix the primus, do not quarrel with anyone, what does it mean that everything is foreign?
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 April 3 2018 14: 41
          +3
          I agree)) only when nobody "touches" you is not your merit, you just don’t need it yet or you just haven’t gotten your hands on it. In general, this phenomenon is temporary.
          1. Avis-bis
            Avis-bis April 3 2018 14: 42
            +5
            Quote: maxim947
            I agree)) only when nobody "touches" you is not your merit, you just don’t need it yet or you just haven’t gotten your hands on it. In general, this phenomenon is temporary.

            I agree.
        2. Anton Yu
          Anton Yu April 4 2018 10: 13
          0
          Now most firms use foreign components and components. Here are the Boeings, not only civilians, but also the military.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS April 3 2018 19: 25
        0
        Quote: maxim947
        It’s interesting, but the Brazilians themselves are very lamented that the aircraft is half or even more of foreign components for the aircraft?)) It looks very good. By the way, it will replace the Hercules.

        While they with Americans in a hickey they have nothing to lament, if they go against it, then they will learn a lot about themselves!
  2. san4es
    san4es April 3 2018 14: 25
    0
    KS-390 will be produced as an alternative to the following aircraft in Western markets: C-130J Super Hercules of the American company Lockheed Martin with a payload of 20 tons;
    - C295 (cargo weight 7 tons) of the Airbus Military company;
    - An-72 / An-74 of the Antonov company (cargo weight 10 tons);
    - C-27J "Spartan" (Spartan) with a cargo weight of 11,5 tons of the company "Alenia Aermacchi" (Alenia Aermacchi);
    - А400М Atlas (Atlas) with a cargo weight of 37 tons of Airbus Military hi .
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 3 2018 14: 38
      +6
      - C295 (cargo weight 7 tons) of the Airbus Military company;
      - An-72 / An-74 of the Antonov company (cargo weight 10 tons);

      Why did you mention these? Generally a different class of car. Especially An-72 / -74 with their narrow fuselage.
      1. san4es
        san4es April 3 2018 15: 02
        0
        Quote: Avis-bis
        .... Why did you mention these?

        ... They are not compared as "classmates":
        http://army-news.ru/2014/11/brazilskij-ks-390-sil
        nee-gerkulesa /
        KS-390 will be produced as an alternative in western markets the following aircraft: .....

        ... probably because of the versatility hi
        1. Avis-bis
          Avis-bis April 3 2018 16: 32
          +4
          Quote: san4es

          ... They are not compared as "classmates":

          Usually an alternative is called a similar classmate.
          1. san4es
            san4es April 3 2018 16: 44
            0
            Quote: Avis-bis
            ... usually called an alternative similar classmate.

            what ... And I thought it was analogue
            1. Avis-bis
              Avis-bis April 4 2018 07: 12
              +5
              Quote: san4es

              what ... And I thought it was analogue

              Thought correctly. Why the customer is not a similar aircraft when choosing options? He does not need to transport the disassembled armored personnel carrier in two C-295s; he needs to transport the combat-ready machine on one side. An alternative to the kc-390 is an An-70 or A.400. In some cases, "Hercules" ... But not cars carrying a twice as light cargo three times smaller.
  3. Anton Yu
    Anton Yu April 3 2018 16: 40
    +3
    Well done Brazilians, for the production of civilian aircraft ahead of Russia in 7 times. In the military, they are far from us.
    1. RL
      RL April 3 2018 22: 10
      0
      Brazilians and our companies do not compete with Russia in the production of "military" aircraft. Where are we going!
      But, surpassed the "unparalleled" IL-276
  4. Santor
    Santor April 3 2018 23: 47
    0
    Quote: Anton Yu
    Well done Brazilians, for the production of civilian aircraft ahead of Russia in 7 times. In the military, they are far from us.

    Well, it’s in the municipality and it’s clear - Embryer 4 in the world is a company manufacturing medium-range aircraft, and taking into account production at factories in Portugal, France, the USA and China
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 4 2018 11: 04
      +5
      Quote: Santor

      Well, it’s in the municipality and it’s understandable - Embrye 4 is the world's mid-range aircraft manufacturing company

      And then they left ... these firms. :)
      737-fam.
      320-fam.
      Well, ATR is used in some places as a mid-range ...
      So the EMB is perhaps the third.
      “Antonov” and our 204s do not count.

      And in the "up to 100 seats" segment, EMB is the first one. Because there are almost no other companies (well, except for ATR): the MD-95 has ruined the Boeing program, the Canadians are releasing their Q-400 and CRJ through the stump deck, their 318th hasn’t worked out for Airbus ... En -148 ... let's not talk about sad things. RRJ-75 is still on paper. And EMB covers the tire from 35 seats to 100+.
  5. Santor
    Santor April 3 2018 23: 53
    +1
    Quote: RL
    Brazilians and our companies do not compete with Russia in the production of "military" aircraft. Where are we going!
    But, surpassed the "unparalleled" IL-276

    Uh ... The indicated tanker has been developed since 2007 of the year, that is, 10 years ago, and only recently have prototypes rolled out ... And it is not yet known what will happen at the finish line.

    IL-276 is still being worked out in the form of a design assignment .. And I have not seen a variant of a tanker. And its take-off weight by 20 tons is less than the Brazilian. In December 2017, we just started sketching design :)))) And you have already compared and put an end to :)))
    1. Anton Yu
      Anton Yu April 4 2018 09: 13
      0
      It doesn’t matter that since 2007. MS-21 was to be mass-produced since 2016, but alas. The prototype flies with American engines and French avionics, with them, apparently, will go into the series at the beginning.
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis April 4 2018 09: 55
        +4
        Quote: Anton Yu
        MS-21 was supposed to be mass-produced since 2016, but alas

        Just think, sadness ... 787 was supposed to immediately start making profit for the operators, since it was not only that after several incidents it got stuck on the ground for six months, and the first flight was repeatedly shifted. And what about MS-21 - not people? :) And not only 787, but all without exception for the last years 20. Modern marketers from aviation have not kept a single promise on the timing of the start / end of testing a new aircraft. Everyone is in a hurry somewhere ahead of the train that has not arrived yet.
        1. Anton Yu
          Anton Yu April 4 2018 10: 07
          0
          In a hurry to stake out the market and sell more aircraft. True, not only sales are often growing.
          1. Avis-bis
            Avis-bis April 4 2018 10: 09
            +4
            Quote: Anton Yu
            Hurry to stake the market and sell more planes

            Yes, this is understandable, my half-question was rhetorical.
            GA is clearly included in the US statistics; in the “adult”, they don’t fall as much. But they have more lungs than in all of Europe and the ex-USSR combined. Including, nothing surprising. And in percentage terms, they have very few disasters.
  6. Woldemar
    Woldemar April 3 2018 23: 54
    0
    we are only developing a similar aircraft with the same carrying capacity of IL-276
    the layout of our plane looks like a Brazilian, like a twin brother
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 4 2018 07: 16
      +4
      Quote: Voldemar

      the layout of our plane looks like a Brazilian, like a twin brother

      Like, there were many options in terms of layout. :) Simply, the next round of the evolution of the aviation industry is coming to an end: all planes are almost on the same face. I am sure your friends, far from aviation, will be confused with the 390th not only Il-276, but also An-178. A Tu-204 - with the B-757 and A.321. Or IL-76 with Si-17, An-70 and A.400. Well, and so on.
  7. Romanenko
    Romanenko April 4 2018 06: 38
    0
    Nice car, has good
  8. NordUral
    NordUral April 4 2018 10: 46
    0
    Well done, what to say! With nothing they create the aviation industry. And we, in the recent Soviet past, a country of two aviation world leaders, got stuck in a corrupt dependence on the West.
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis April 4 2018 11: 48
      +4
      Quote: NordUral
      Well done, what to say! With nothing they create the aviation industry.

      They have been creating it since the 1970s.