BAE Systems and the Brazilian air force have finalized an industrial cooperation contract as part of a supply deal for the country’s KC-390 military transport aircraft program.
Under the contract, the company will provide side sticks for the aircraft and flight control electronics intended for full fly-by-wire control, BAE said Tuesday.
“It will entail software development training and maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the KC-390 flight control system that will be performed in Brazil,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, BAE vice president and general manager of commercial aircraft solutions.
“The KC-390 program is a great opportunity for the evolution of the Brazilian aerospace industry,” said Brigadier-General Crepaldi, president of the commission in charge of Brazil’s KC-390 program.
BAE has an office in Brasilia and has worked with the country’s military since 1998 on naval guns, radars, and armored vehicles since 1998.