ROME, June 18 (UPI) -- Gabbiano T20 X-band radar systems from Selex ES have been ordered by Embraer Defense & Security for use on KC-390 transports for the Brazilian Air Force.
Selex ES said delivery of the systems will begin this year but no information was disclosed as to the number of systems ordered or the contract value.
Gabbiano is an X-band radar that is based on a solid-state transmitter to deliver highly accurate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. Capabilities include air-to-sea surveillance, high-resolution ground mapping, ship target imaging and classification, and navigation with ground mapping and weather avoidance.
"The production contract from Embraer follows the earlier selection of the Gabbiano to be part of the KC-390's baseline," Selex ES said. "The aircraft, which flew for the first time in February, is projected to play an important role in the international tactical airlift market with several countries having confirmed firm and option orders and sales campaigns ongoing all around the world."