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31 March 2016

FIDAE 2016: Embraer Defense & Security Selects Rheinmetall for KC-390 Training Provider

Embraer Defense & Security announced today that it has selected Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Simulation & Training to develop and deliver the Training Media Suite for the KC-390 military transport jet.

We are looking forward to build further on our recent fruitful cooperation and are confident that our partnership with Rheinmetall will result in a first class KC-390 Training Media Suite that will indefinitely contribute to the overall success of the KC-390 programme," Jackson Schneider, President and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security, told MT.

Rheinmetall is honored for being selected as the training devices partner in the KC-390 programme,” Ulrich Sasse, President Rheinmetall Simulation & Training explained further. “We are very excited to demonstrate our commitment for Embraer and the entire KC-390 program by providing our latest and proven simulation technology out of Germany.”

Embraer KC-390 is a tactical transport aircraft designed to, according to the company, set new standards in its category, while presenting one of the lowest life-cycle costs of the market. It can perform a variety of missions, such as cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refueling, search and rescue and forest fire fighting. Embraer expects to receive the certification of the KC-390 jet by the end of 2017 with first deliveries of the aircraft scheduled for the first half of 2018.

Watch this space for MT to provide more information on Rheinmetall's training solution.

Photo shows Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security, and Ulrich Sasse, president of Rheinmetall Simulation and Training, signing the contract at FIDAE.