Brazil designates first two homegrown KC-390 aircraft for Rio de Janeiro air base

The KC-390 is the largest military aircraft developed and manufactured in the Southern Hemisphere. It can perform missions such as logistical airlift, aerial refueling (REVO), medical evacuation, search and rescue, in-flight firefighting, and more.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is moving forward with its program to procure the multimission Embraer KC-390 aircraft.

In a ceremony held yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, the FAB handed over the first two units of the transport aircraft destined for the 1st/1st Transport Group (1º/1st GT), the so-called Fat Squadron, based at Galeão Air Base (BAGL). Specifically, these are aircraft numbered FAB 2853 and FAB 2857.

In Squadron 2 in Anapolis, the other three aircraft (FAB 2854, 2855, and 2856) remain on behalf of the 1st Troop Transport Group (1 . . .

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