Embraer and BAE Systems have announced at the Farnborough Airshow the signature of two memorandums of understanding (MoUs), which expand the footprint of both companies in the global defence market, by setting out the basis for a collaborative relationship.
The first MoU aims to establish a strategic partnership between BAE Systems and Embraer to collaborate in Middle Eastern markets for C-390, with an initial focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The second MoU confirms an intent to create a joint venture to develop a defense variant of Eve’s electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
The C-390 Millennium and its air-to-air refueling configuration, the KC-390, are the new generation of multi-role military transport aircraft already delivering unrivaled mobility and cargo capacity, rapid re-configurability, high availability, improved comfort, and flight safety, as well as reduced operational costs through its life cycle—all in a single platform.
For the eVTOL collaboration, the companies intend to create a joint venture that will bring together the complementary skills of Embraer and BAE Systems to pursue the potential development of a defence variant, with Eve being the platform provider.