Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Air Chief on A Bilateral Visit to Brazil
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, the Chief of the Air Staff, IAF, is on a four day bilateral visit to Brazil.

During the visit the Air Chief will call on Mr Celso Amorin, Minister of Defence, Brazil and also meet Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Air Lieutenant Brigadier Juniti Saito and Commander of the Brazilian Army, General Enzo Martins Peri, to discuss bilateral issues of defence cooperation towards broader military ties.

The Air Chief is scheduled to visit the Brazilian Air Force Academy located at Pirassununga, São Paulo, its First Training Squadron and other training facilities, besides interacting with the cadets. He would also visit the Anapolis airbase of the Brazilian Air Force and the Embraer facility located at Sao Jose dos Campos. The Government of India had sanctioned a programme of DRDO for design and development of 03 EMB– 145 aircraft based Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) to meet operational requirement of the IAF. The first aircraft arrives in India on 22 August 2012 on which DRDO will carry out Systems Integration. 

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