Modernisation of Embraer E-99

Issue: 6 / 2019

The Brazilian Air Force is likely receive its first Embraer E-99M airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) in early 2020. The E-99 or EMB-145 AEW&C aircraft’s mission system is developed around the Ericsson ERIEYE active, phased-array pulse-Doppler radar and is integrated with an onboard command and control system. In 2013, Embraer won a $144 million contract to modernize Brazil’s E-99s. Two E-99s are undergoing modernization to the configuration E-99M.