A contract has been signed between Brazil-based firm Embraer and Hungary for the KC-390 transport aircraft. Brazil will deliver two KC-390s for the Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Légierö), which can also refuel in mid-air. Under the contract, pilot and technician training will also be provided to Hungary. Embraer said the possibility of opening a production line or assembly line for the KC-390 in Hungary will be explored.
The transport plane, which can carry Cobham- manufactured refuelling kits under the wing, has a BAE Systems flight control computer.
Both planes are scheduled to be delivered to Hungary in 2023.
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