Embraer and GMV in Portugal, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a cooperation in the field of systems development and integration for defence products and services, mainly regarding the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft programme. The MoU also includes a potential joint research, technology development and innovation process, intending to extend and increase long-term business relations between the companies during the concept, design, development, production and support phases.
New businesses, development and integration of navigation systems, integrated modular avionics (IMA) development and software development are also under discussion between the two companies, which intend to exchange and disclose certain information regarding their experiences, capabilities, products, systems and services. In the specific area of R&D focused on IMA, the relationship has been ongoing for more than 15 years, including projects under the scope of the European Union’s research framework.
Embraer has a long-term strategic commitment with Portugal in the development of its aerospace and defence ecosystem. It remains the country where the company continues its most significant industrial capacity investment outside of Brazil.