SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Embraer, a Brazilian Aerospace giant that had brought to India its C-390 Millennium, a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport aircraft at Aero India 2023 and on the sidelines had talks with Indian state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited officials on a possible joint venture to pitch this aircraft to Indian Air Force.
idrw.org has been informed that both companies are in talks of local manufacturing of the Transporter but it is at the initial stage and HAL is yet to get a full proposal from the Embraer on setting up a joint venture as IAF is still going through offers that it got for OEMs.
IAF is looking to procure 40-80 units of Transport aircraft that can carry a payload of 30 tons to replace ageing An-32 Transport aircraft from 2030 onwards. Interestingly Russia is also keen to have a tie-up with HAL on a possible revival of a joint offer to locally develop Ilyushin Il-276 Transporter aircraft in the country.
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