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The total cost of the KC-390 program could be 50 billion dollars.

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During the LAAD-2013 exhibition, Embraer Defense and Security announced the launch of a marketing program to stimulate sales of the BTA KC-390 advanced jet aircraft.


At the end of March, the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer successfully completed the protection of the working draft (CDR - Critical Design Review) of the KC-390 aircraft.

Completion of this stage allows to proceed to the implementation phase of the development of design documentation for the assembly of two prototypes. Production of the first components will begin in the near future.

The first flight of the transport vehicle is scheduled for the second half of 2014. The implementation of this stage will confirm the tactical and technical characteristics of the machine, assess its potential cost, begin the implementation of a marketing campaign and start a discussion of sales with potential customers.

Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed a partnership agreement to implement a program to develop a new military transport aircraft KC-390 in April 2009 during the 7 Latin American military exhibition LAAD-2009 in Rio de Janeiro. The development program, the cost of which is estimated at 1,3 billion dollars, provides for the supply of two prototypes, auxiliary equipment and tools.

The KC-390 will be the largest aircraft ever built by the Brazilian aircraft industry. The aircraft will be able to transport the payload 23 t to 1400 nautical miles (2590 km) and develop a maximum cruising speed of 465 knots (860 km / h).

The KC-390 is supposed to be equipped with the latest generation of on-board radio-electronic equipment, an electrical remote control system, a loading and unloading system that provides for carrying out operations of various types, as well as a modern self-defense system.

The KC-390 is intended for the transportation of troops and cargo, landing, refueling in-flight of jet planes and helicopters, conducting search and rescue operations, medical evacuation, as well as supporting humanitarian missions.

Embraer company expects that after the completion of the development of KC-390 at a cost of about 50 million dollars will compete on the world market with the American C-130J Hercules, which costs 90-120 million dollars. The potential market for the KC-390 platform is estimated by developers at 600-728 units, and the total cost of the program can be up to 50 billion dollars.

Currently, the potential order book (no official contracts signed) for the KC-390 aircraft is 60 units, including 28 units. For the Brazilian Air Force, 12 units. - Columbia, 6 units. - Chile, 6 units - Portugal, 2 units. - Czech Republic and 6 units. - Argentina.

As expected, the first production contracts will be signed in the first quarter of 2014.
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  1. urich
    urich April 11 2013 13: 24 New
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    An urgent need to reanimate An-70. True, the latter has a higher price, but the characteristics are better. It is necessary to finish competing with Ukrainians whose horseradish is thicker and longer. There is an option to earn loot, you need to earn it.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 11 2013 14: 47 New
      +3
      Quote: ...
      60 units, including 28 units for the Brazilian Air Force, 12 units - Colombia, 6 units. - Chile, 6 units. - Portugal, 2 units. - Czech Republic and 6 units. - Argentina.


      They forgot one contractor to indicate - smart-ass Paris showed interest in the project, but determined the acquisition of 10 aircraft with the purchase of 36 Dassault Rafale fighters participating in a long and exhausting Brazilian tender.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 11 2013 19: 42 New
        +1
        Quote: Vadivak
        cunning Paris showed interest in the project

        So it’s not free. They will deliver equipment, technologies and avionics + they will give out a loan for the project and will "help" in international certification.
        Everything, as with SSZh-100.
    2. escobar
      escobar April 11 2013 15: 10 New
      +1
      Gold words!!
    3. opkozak
      opkozak April 11 2013 15: 25 New
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      Quote: urich
      It is necessary to finish competing with Ukrainians whose horseradish is thicker and longer.

      It is high time. Only judging by the comments here towards Ukraine, this will never happen.
    4. itr
      itr April 11 2013 15: 30 New
      0
      I think Ilyushin is better to give this task and not to citizens of another country
      1. White
        White April 11 2013 15: 40 New
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        Ilyushin will soon have a crack from the projects Il-476 (to finish), Il-214 (they have been giving birth to a plastic model for 10 years), Il-112 (finally, everything is bundled), for sure the MS-21 will probably do something. Just don’t say that Ilyushin’s design bureau now scratches itself so afigenno and can pull it all.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak April 11 2013 16: 17 New
          +4
          Quote: White
          Ilyushin will soon have a crack from the projects Il-476 (to finish), Il-214 (10 years they give birth to a plastic model),


          It will not crack, because you understand that nobody is in a hurry with financing projects
    5. Skiff-2
      Skiff-2 April 11 2013 18: 18 New
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      It is not necessary to earn loot, but to equip the Army and the An-70 Army is needed. It would be nice to just buy out the design bureau itself, or at least some of the shares, but I think it has already been offered ... It's a pity bird, Russia needs such a thing.
    6. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 April 12 2013 00: 31 New
      0
      They increase debt, and the whole world pays. And most importantly, we can’t even do anything. It's a shame.
  2. Tambov we ...
    Tambov we ... April 11 2013 13: 30 New
    +6
    Brazil in the BRICS. Allies (especially since we have few of them) can and should be supported.
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 11 2013 14: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: Tambov we ...
      Allies (especially since we have few of them) can and should be supported.


      Then it will turn out to the detriment of the joint Russian-Indian transport operator MTA a project based on the Ilyushin IL-214 airplane as early as 2000
      1. Tambov we ...
        Tambov we ... April 11 2013 15: 12 New
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        There should be no harm to the multidimensional programs for the development and participation of our defense industry.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak April 11 2013 15: 45 New
          +1
          Quote: Tambov we ...
          There should be no harm to multi-vector programs

          That same concept, just compare the characteristics here is our MTS or is it IL-214

          TECH SPECS

          * Crew: 2 pilots
          * Payload: 20 t [9]
          * Length: 37,7 m
          * Wingspan: 32,25 m
          * Height: 11,0 m
          * Maximum takeoff weight: 68 t [9]
          * Mass fuel in internal tanks: 23 000 kg
          * Powerplant: 2 × PS-90A-76 [10]
          * Thrust: 2 × 14 kgf


          Flight characteristics

          * Maximum speed: 870 km / h
          * Cruising speed: 800 km / h
          * Practical range: 2 km (with maximum load) [500]
          * Practical ceiling: 12 m
          * Takeoff run: 1 m
          * Mileage: 1 m
          1. Tambov we ...
            Tambov we ... April 11 2013 20: 58 New
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            The equipment is designed and built from objectively established factors of impact-counteraction + economic feasibility. Yes, we have a similar device, but it was originally adapted to our theater, where there are opportunities for operation and repair. So why the Brazilian device with its capabilities does not suit us?
  3. Bort radist
    Bort radist April 11 2013 13: 36 New
    +8
    And the transporter "looks".
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 11 2013 14: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: Bort Radist
      And the transporter "looks".

      We copied our IL-214
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 11 2013 17: 13 New
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        Quote: Vadivak
        We copied our IL-214

        Why, immediately stole-copied?
        Gave it !!
        BRICS and all that.
      2. Bort radist
        Bort radist April 12 2013 06: 01 New
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        Quote: Vadivak
        We copied our IL-214

        I say - the breed and related roots are felt, in our time it is better to give, anyway, who needs to be copied.
  4. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone April 11 2013 13: 44 New
    +1
    Quite good “quete” for Brazil, that the plane (COP), that the cost of the program ($ 50 mln) .. lol
    By the way, what are the containers on the wingtips?
    1. Hemi cuda
      Hemi cuda April 11 2013 14: 41 New
      +2
      That's what containers, refueling equipment
  5. Gladius
    Gladius April 11 2013 13: 44 New
    +3
    Interesting colossus. It has a harsh look. Brazil is well done. The country is a new economic giant. Collaborates with many developed countries, jointly develops new types of weapons. It is believed that Russia and China will soon become Brazil's main and permanent partners in the military-technical cooperation.
  6. Krapovy32
    Krapovy32 April 11 2013 14: 44 New
    +3
    Latin America would be nice to have ALL in allies, so that the USA does not seem to be honey lol
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 11 2013 15: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Speckled32
      Latin America would be nice to have ALL in allies


      Oh thats right. There, by the way, America is not very favored.
      1. saymonz
        saymonz April 11 2013 16: 56 New
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        Did they tell you this on the first channel?
  7. No_more
    No_more April 11 2013 15: 54 New
    +2
    The potential market for the KC-390 platform is estimated by developers at 600-728 units,

    KC-390 at a cost of about 50 million dollars

    the total cost of the program can be up to 50 billion dollars.

    It turns out that at maximum full market occupation those. 728 aircraft 50 * 728 = 36400 million dollars. = 36,4 billion dollars. the program will not pay for itself?
    Where are the numbers from? Where is the common sense? Or nowadays nobody is looking at numbers and no one is looking for meaning?
    1. patsantre
      patsantre April 11 2013 17: 06 New
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      Aircraft sold for export are more expensive, much. 50 million will go to the production of the unit when it will be in series. And still consider maintenance, repair, modernization.
      It’s another matter that I don’t even imagine where and to whom they can sell so much. This is only if the whole world starts buying airplanes from them, which, of course, will not happen.
  8. Canep
    Canep April 11 2013 16: 41 New
    +2
    In matters of Brazil, yesterday it was considered a "banana republic", and now it has a powerful aviation industry, in Kazakhstan more than half of the fleet are Embraers.
  9. Algor73
    Algor73 April 11 2013 21: 05 New
    0
    It looks like an AN-148. I am surprised at the pace of aviation development in more recently developing countries - the same Brazil, China and others. And each year we (both Russia and Ukraine) lose the volume of aircraft production (with the exception of Russia of the military type of exterminators), slide down, buy the same Airbus and Boeing, invest in a foreign economy, quarrel (according to Anah), we punish for that something each other and slowly moving away. And the whole LA starts to unite. And it all starts with economic ties. And we roughly chop them.