SANTIAGO, Chile --- Embraer Defense & Security announced today that it has selected the German company Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Simulation and 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 Program”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security.
“Rheinmetall is honored for being selected as the training devices partner in the KC-390 program” said Ulrich Sasse, President Rheinmetall Simulation and Training. “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 set new standards in its category, while presenting the lowest life-cycle cost 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.
Leader in the aerospace and defense industry of Latin America, Embraer Defense & Security offers a complete line of integrated solutions such as C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computers and Intelligence Center) applications, leading edge technologies in the production of radars, advanced information and communication systems, integrated systems for border monitoring and surveillance, as well as military and government transportation aircraft. With a growing presence on the global market, Embraer Defense & Security products are present in more than 60 countries.
Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH (RDE) as the contract holder is part of the globe-spanning Rheinmetall Group and has over 40 years of experience in developing and manufacturing simulation systems and delivering training services. RDE is a leading provider of military training solutions and is highly skilled in the area of flight simulator and flight training device development, support and training services. Based in its Bremen headquarters, Rheinmetall has over 1,200 highly qualified employees working on various projects in Simulation and Training world-wide.