Cobham/Embraer Defense

Cobham has been awarded a contract by Embraer Defense and Security worth some $30 million, to develop and supply the Auxiliary Fuselage Fuel Tank (AFFT) for the KC-390 tanker aircraft.

Cobham’s AFFT will enable the aircraft’s core mission capabilities, including increased range for search and rescue operations and maximized fuel offload for air-to-air refueling. The Brazilian Air Force is the launch customer for the KC-390, which is scheduled to enter service in 2015. Embraer expects to secure significant additional orders for the KC-390 from export customers.

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