Embraer and GMV, from Portugal, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a cooperation in the field of systems development and integration for defense products and services, mainly regarding the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft program.
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.
Embraer has a long-term strategic commitment with Portugal in the development of its aerospace and defense ecosystem. It remains the country where the company continues its most significant industrial capacity investment outside of Brazil.
The most recent example has been an investment of 74 million euros in OGMA S.A., allowing the company to become certified for the maintenance of Pratt & Whitney’s GTF engines used by the new generation of commercial aircraft. This agreement will create 300 jobs and could triple the annual turnover of OGMA to 600 million euros.
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