Air Platforms

Brazilian Army eyes fixed-wing aircraft

19 February 2019

The Brazilian Army is considering two fixed-wing tactical transport aircraft to increase its personnel and cargo airlift capabilities in remote land border areas of the country.

The Sikorsky/PZL Mielec M28 and Viking Air DHC-6T Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft were the two aircraft presented, an army aviation source told Jane's . Requirements and authorisation for aircraft testing are pending clearance by the Army High-Staff.

The project, 'Expansion of Logistic Support Capacity' (part of Army Aviation Program [Prg EE Av Ex]) run by Army Projects Office (EPEx), is aimed at enabling the army to achieve tactical prompt response, command-and-control, logistical support missions, and provide support to special border platoons deployed in remote areas where access is difficult.

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