Brazil’s Embraer Defense and Security, along with Mahindra, disclosed on Friday, February 9th, their agreement to explore the potential establishment of a regional hub for the medium transport aircraft C-390.
Additionally, the two companies are interested in securing the Indian Air Force (IAF) contract for Medium Transport Aircraft. The MoU was formalized at the Brazilian Embassy in New Delhi.
The collaboration surrounding the C-390 Millennium aims to introduce advanced aerospace and military transport technology to the Indian market. Embraer and Mahindra will collaborate with the Indian Air Force to determine the subsequent stages of the MTA program and engage with the local aerospace industry in India to commence developing the industrialization plan for the project, according to a joint statement.
The MoU was signed by Embraer Defense & Security and Mahindra Defence Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mahindra specializing in armored transport and security-related electronics.
Bosco da Costa Junior, President & CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, stated, “We are pleased to announce this MoU with Mahindra. India possesses a robust and diverse defense and aerospace sector, and we have selected Mahindra as our partner to jointly pursue the MTA program.”
“India is a significant market for Embraer, and we fully support India’s aspirations for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat.’ We view this collaboration as a means of strengthening ties between Brazil and India and fostering cooperation among nations of the Global South,” he added.
To date, the C-390 Millennium has been chosen by Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic, and most recently, South Korea. The C-390 is aimed at markets in various missions, including cargo and troop transport, medical evacuation, search and rescue operations, aerial firefighting, and humanitarian missions.