Embraer C-390 Millennium: Meet Brazil's Heavy Lift Cargo Aircraft - IN PICS

A recent report suggested that the Brazilian plane maker Embraer is pitching its C-390 Millennium cargo plane to the Indian Air Force for transport operations. 

 

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Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aviation brand with interest in commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircrafts. Founded in 1969, Embraer is an established plane maker when it comes to executive jets, making some of the most luxurious private jets like the Lineage 1000E.

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Apart from private jets, Embraer is also making military planes like the KC390 and C-390 Millennium cargo planes. A report suggests Embraer is pitching the C-390 to the Indian Air Force. 

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The medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport aircraft will increase IAF's heavy lift capabilities, said Embraer's top executive in an interview. 

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Currently, Indian Air Force is using cargo planes like C-130J Super Hercules from the United States and Ilyushin Il-76 from the erstwhile Soviet Union for heavy lift and transport duties. 

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Embraer C-390 Millennium

The C390 gets advanced Cargo Handling System (CHS) with modern solutions for software controlled cargo locking and is designed to be easily and quickly reconfigured for different missions without the need for special tools. 

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Embraer C-390 Millennium

Embraer has already partnered with India to provide 'Netra' plane based on the Embraer ERJ145 platform ans is made by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India. 

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Also, Embraer’s Legacy 600 jets are being operated by the Indian Air Force for the transportation of government officials and VIPs.

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Embraer C-390 Millennium

The C-390 can be equipped with a complete self-protection suite (SPS) with Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Warning System (LWS), Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS), Chaff & Flare, Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM), Electro Optics/Infrared Pod. 

 

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