Embraer Defense and Security and Mahindra Today announced that it has been developed by the Indian Air Force in its upcoming Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with the aim of jointly completing the acquisition of. ) Procurement Project. The MoU was signed at the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi.
Embraer CEO’s statement
“We are honored to announce this MoU with Mahindra. India has a diverse and strong defense and aerospace industry and we have agreed to jointly pursue the MTA programme. Mahindra as our partner,” said Mr. Bosco da Costa Jr., President and CEO of Embraer Defense and Security. “India is a key market for Embraer and we fully support India’s ambitions for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. We see this partnership as a symbol of strengthening relations between Brazil and India and a way to promote cooperation in the Global South.
Both companies will join with the Indian Air Force
Embraer and Mahindra will engage with the Indian Air Force to identify the next steps for the MTA program, as well as liaise with the local aerospace industry in India to develop an industrialization plan for the project.
Mr. Vinod Sahay, President, Aerospace and Defense Sector, Mahindra and Member of the Group Executive Board, said, “We are proud to launch this partnership with Embraer, a company known for its engineering excellence and a unique portfolio of aircraft and systems. Known for. The C-390 Millennium is the most advanced military airlifter on the market, and we believe that this partnership will not only enhance the operational capability of the Indian Air Force, but will also provide an efficient industrialization solution that seamlessly aligns with the objectives of Make In.” The MoU was signed by Embraer Defense & Security and Mahindra Defense Systems, a 100% owned subsidiary of Mahindra focused on armored transportation and security-related products including electronics.
C-390 Millennium Multi-Mission Tactical Transport Aircraft
The C-390 Millennium multi-mission tactical transport aircraft offers unmatched mobility while combining high productivity and operational flexibility with low operating costs, an unbeatable combination.
The C-390 Millennium achieved its full operational capability status by the Brazilian Air Force in 2023
Since entering operations with the Brazilian Air Force in 2019 and most recently with the Portuguese Air Force in 2023, the C-390 has proven its capability, reliability and performance. The current fleet of aircraft in operation has accumulated over 11500 flight hours, with an operational availability of approximately 80% and a mission completion rate above 99%, demonstrating exceptional productivity in the category. The C-390 Millennium achieved its Full Operational Capability status by the Brazilian Air Force in 2023, which supports the platform’s ability to perform all the missions for which it was designed.