India takes first EMB 145 AEW&C

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 17, 2012
India has received the first of its new AEW&C aircraft. (Embraer)

Embraer has delivered the first of ‘several’ EMB-145 Airborne Early Warning and Control planes to the Indian Air Force.

The aircraft, based on Embraer’s ERJ-145 regional jet, was delivered under a 2008 contract that includes training, technical support, spare parts and ground support equipment, Embraer said. Citing a confidentiality clause, the Brazilian planemaker has not disclosed terms of the deal, including how many aircraft India has ordered.

Embraer said the delivery followed the successful completion of ground and flight testing in conjunction with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which will oversee the installation of the aircraft’s mission systems.

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“The collaboration with DRDO in such a complex program strengthens the ties between Brazil and India”, said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, president & CEO of Embraer Defense and Security. “We are very proud to meet the expectations of our clients.”

The EMB-145 is currently in use by the Brazilian, Mexican and Greek air forces.

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