Embraer delivered the first modernized E99 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force.
According to a press release on November 27, Embraer delivered the first modernized EMB 145 AEW & C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) at a ceremony held at the Embraer facility in Gavião Peixoto (São Paulo, Brazil). The aircraft is called E-99 by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). As part of the contract, four more E-99 aircraft will be modernized.
Mission systems and related subsystems, including electronic warfare, command and control, electronic countermeasures and air surveillance radar, were updated as part of the modernization process. Thus, the capabilities of the Brazilian Air Force were significantly expanded.
The E-99M project is run by COPAC with the support of various international suppliers such as Embraer and SAAB, Aeroelectronica International (AELI) and Rohde & Schwarz. In addition to modernization, the project brings together technology transfer agreements that will enable technological advances for the Brazilian defense industry.
Embraer E-99 is the military name of the EMB-145-RS in the Brazilian Air Force. The ERJ is an aircraft based on 145 civilian jets. The R-99 series is equipped with Rolls-Royce AE1 3007 turbofan engines. The aircraft is equipped with Saab Microwave Systems’ Erieye AESA radar.
Atech, an Embraer Defense and Security company, contributes to the development of the command and control system. Six mission planning and analysis stations to be used for the training and development of the crew were also purchased.
With a delivery of over 1,200 units and built on the ERJ 145 jet platform with 30 million flight hours, the FAB E-99 aircraftcan detect, track, identify targets in the patrol area, and transmit this information to the allied forces. The aircraft can also perform airspace management, fighter jet positioning and interception control, signal intelligence and surveillance tasks.