ISR systems and other Company defense products in the spotlight São José dos Campos, October 2, 2006 – Embraer will participate in Defendory International 2006, on October 3-7. The show is held every two years in Athens, Greece, and now is in its 14th edition. Defendory International is one of world’s most important trade events in the field of Defense systems and Embraer has participated for many years.
Greece is the first country in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to order an Embraer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) system. The Company had delivered three modified ERJ 145 platforms to the Ericsson-Thales international consortium, which was contracted by the Greek Air Force to deliver four EMB 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) aircraft. Embraer has delivered one ERJ 135 jet and one Legacy 600 business jet to carry government authorities in Greece. Embraer ISR systems are also in operation in the Brazilian Air Force and in the Mexican Air Force with an outstanding mission record.
“Embraer is here to promote its key Defense program accomplishments, including the use of the ERJ 145 platform, with its impressive reliability, dispatchability and safety records. Due to its low acquisition and operating costs, the ERJ 145 platform is particularly attractive for special applications like the Hellenic AEW&C Program,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, Executive Vice-President, Defense and Government Market. “It is an excellent venue for meeting high-ranking governmental and armed forces delegations from many parts of the world.”
Embraer produces an extensive line of Defense systems, including the EMB 145 AEW&C, the EMB 145 RS/AGS (Remote Sensing/Air-to-Ground Surveillance), the P-99 for Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare, the Super Tucano training and light-attack multi-purpose turboprop, and the AMX subsonic fighter.
Over the years, 2,730 defense industries from 54 nations have exhibited at Defendory.
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