Portugal signs firm order for Multi-Mission Airlift KC-390

©Embraer KC-390

The Portuguese Government has signed a firm order for five multi-mission Embraer KC-390 airlifters, as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capacities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023.

The KC-390 can perform different types of military and civilian missions including humanitarian support, medical evacuation, search and rescue and firefighting, while fully meeting the requirements of the Portuguese Air Force, adding new superior cargo and troops transport, aerial delivery and aerial refueling capabilities.

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