The cooperation between the two companies focuses on the areas of development and integration of navigation systems for defense products and services. The development program for the A-29 Super Tucano is the current flagship of this collaboration.
The A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft is used by 15 air forces around the world, including the United States, the armed forces of Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Angola. Embraer has already delivered more than 260 aircraft of this model and has now trained its subsidiary in Portugal, OGMA S.A., “to perform A-29 Super Tucano support and maintenance, in addition to future modifications to the aircraft that meet current and future customers’ requirements in the region”.
GMV in Portugal and Embraer already have a partnership in Research and Development of IMA (Integrated Modular Avionics) that goes back more than 15 years, also including European Union projects. This new memorandum of understanding aims to expand these cooperation ties with new business, new technological developments, and to define new defense strategies.
Outside Brazil, Portugal remains the country whose industrial capacity benefits most from Embraer investments, reinforcing its commitment to the development of its aerospace and defense ecosystem.
GMV in Portugal wants to continue promoting this key business line of developing and enhancing defense-and-security aeronautics. Inhouse solutions and engineering services for the development of the most advanced systems and programs are part of the aeronautical sector’s portfolio, always with the highest level of quality criteria.