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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brazilian Navy Receives Modernized AF-1B Jet Fighter

Embraer AF-1BEmbraer Defense & Security announced Tuesday that it has delivered the first modernized AF-1B jet fighter to the Brazilian Navy at the ceremony held at its industrial plant in Sao Paulo.

The AF-1 is an intercept and attack airplane operating from an aircraft carrier to provide air defense for the fleet. The AF-1 program revitalizes and modernizes 12 subsonic jets – nine AF-1 single-seaters and three AF-1A two-seaters.

Embraer’s modernization program also includes supplying briefing and debriefing stations that are already being used for the training and proficiency of pilots of the VF-1 Falc√£o Squadron, in order to improve their use, to reduce costs, and to bring greater effectiveness to mission planning and execution.

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