closely with air forces around the world, Embraer has developed
advanced aircraft that provide excellent performance at a
reasonable cost. Embraer is increasing its ability to serve
defense customers through its strategic alliance with Aerospatiale-Matra,
Dassault Aviation, Snecma, and Thomson-CSF. This important
new relationship will also help Embraer achieve its targets
in this rapidly evolving market.
Variety of Surveillance Programs
Embraer has designed highly sophisticated aircraft to meet
specific air, ground, and maritime surveillance needs. Embraer
offers the EMB 145 AEW&C equipped with ERIEYE, the advanced
mission system from Sweden’s Ericsson Microwave Systems, as
well as the EMB 145 MP (Maritime Patrol), and the EMB 145
RS (Remote Sensing), which have customized electronics suites.
For example, the EMB 145 RS, which marked its first flight
in 1999, has state-of-the-art monitoring systems with a belly-mounted
antenna. The Hellenic Air Force is purchasing four EMB 145
their low acquisition and operating costs, Embraer’s surveillance
aircraft are also suitable for airspace management, electronic
surveillance, search and rescue coordination, and other missions.