With one of the most comprehensive portfolios and innovative solutions for the defense and security market, Embraer will be present at the NIDV Exhibition Defense & Security (NEDS) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which takes place on November 17th. Embraer’s defense and security products and solutions, present in more than 60 countries, include the C-390 Millennium multirole transport aircraft and the A-29 Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft, as well as broader air, land, sea, Outer Space and Cyber Realms.
Last June, the Dutch Ministry of Defense announced the selection of the C-390 Millennium to replace the current fleet of C-130 Hercules. The Netherlands, which will have a fleet of five C-390s, highlighted the aircraft’s performance and operational performance when making the selection.
As a member of the Netherlands Aerospace Group (NAG), Embraer has developed important partnerships in the Netherlands and contributed to important discussions within the Dutch innovation ecosystem. As a reference entity in representing the Dutch defense ecosystem, Embraer has also been in regular contact with The Netherlands Industries for Defense and Security (NIDV) since early 2021.
In order to deepen commercial and technological cooperation in the country, Embraer has entered into a series of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with companies and institutions over the past two years. The first MoU was signed with NAG to further develop partnerships and strategic relationships in the aerospace space, with a strong focus on supply chain, aircraft support and the sustainable future of aviation.
In October 2021, Embraer announced a MoU with Fokker Techniek and Fokker Services to explore a wide range of opportunities in the defense, commercial and support markets. Most recently, Embraer and Fokker Services reaffirmed their intention to deepen collaboration on projects related to services and support, addressing aftermarket support issues such as aircraft modifications and adjustments, program support, logistics and repair services.
With the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center (Royal NLR), Embraer expanded its strategic collaboration on potential aerospace research in areas such as technology development and innovation in defense and space systems, general aviation, MRO, air mobility and sustainability, bundling opportunities for long-term relationships to expand and improve during the design and development of Embraer products. These products include commercial and business jets, the C-390 Millennium utility aircraft, and other programs.
In addition, Embraer and TNO, the Dutch organization for applied scientific research, have signed a memorandum of understanding for future developments of defense and dual-use products and services in the air, sea, land and space domains. The MoU may include joint research, technology development and innovation processes.
Since 2005, Embraer has been involved in many different R&D projects in Europe, bringing universities and industries together to develop technological solutions and help accelerate innovation in the aerospace industry. To further advance this mission, EmbraerX, a disruptive innovation subsidiary of Embraer, has strengthened this shared journey by opening an office at the Aerospace Innovation Hub@TUD on the TU Delft campus, which is expected to start operations later this year.