Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian Navy

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2015, 05:31
by spazsinbad
Embraer Defense & Security delivers the first modernized AF-1B jet fighter to the Brazilian Navy
26 May 2015 EMBRAER PR

​"Gavião Peixoto, Brazil, May 26, 2015 – Embraer Defense & Security held the delivery ceremony, today, of the first modernized AF-1 (AF-1B) fighter jet to the Brazilian Navy at its industrial plant in Gavião Peixoto, in outstate São Paulo. The ceremony was attended by the Navy Commander, Fleet Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, and officers of the High Command of the Brazilian Navy. The AF-1 program (the name given by the Navy to the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk) provides for the revitalization and modernization of 12 subsonic jets – nine AF-1 single-seaters and three AF-1A two-seaters.

The AF-1 is an intercept and attack airplane operating from an aircraft carrier to provide air defense for the fleet. These modernized Navy jets received new navigation, weapons, power, tactical communications and sensor systems, plus computers and multimode state-of-the art radar. This equipment, along with the structural work that was performed, will make it possible for these jet fighters to continue operating until 2025. Embraer’s modernization program also includes supplying briefing and debriefing stations that are already being used for the training and proficiency of pilots of the VF-1 Falcão Squadron, in order to improve their use, to reduce costs, and to bring greater effectiveness to mission planning and execution.

“For the Brazilian Navy, the modernization of the AF-1 aircraft at Embraer is another important step in capacitating base of Brazil’s defense industry, and the results achieved will allow Naval Aviation to operate an aircraft with state-of-the-art sensors and equipment, representing a large forward leap in the Navy’s capacity,” said Fleet Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, Navy Commander.

“This is the first contract for systems integration that we have signed with the Brazilian Navy and, therefore, is a landmark in our relations,” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “The modernization of the AF-1 was a significant technological challenge, since it is a platform that we did not develop. Nevertheless, with the support and competence of the staff of the Brazilian Navy, we were able to deliver a solution that fully meets the operational needs of our client in demonstration of our commitment to the Navy’s projects.” "

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Source: http://www.embraer.com/en-US/ImprensaEv ... rasil.aspx

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2015, 08:53
by KamenRiderBlade
Spazsinbad, don't you wish you could take one of these state of the art, updated A-4's for a spin?

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 27 May 2015, 14:54
by spazsinbad
The new avionics would be baffling. Without much detailed knowledge (don't know why the RNZAF have not made the details available after all these years about their KAHU update - perhaps because some of these aircraft now fly with a civilian firm in USofA) it is difficult to imagine that side of things. What I would like is the extra engine OOMPH. Magic!

VIA the A-4 Skyhawk Association website there is this: http://a4skyhawk.org/2e/brazil/brazil.htm

http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/espe ... ao-falcao/

Transrated: https://translate.google.com.au/transla ... -falcao%2F

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 29 May 2015, 03:38
by checksixx
Go here...firefox should option a translation if anyone needs it...plenty more info and photo's.

http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/excl ... do-brasil/

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Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 29 May 2015, 03:50
by spazsinbad
Thanks 'checksixx' - you should attach any photos to your post because it looks like that website does not allow hotlinks. The missing pics are at consecutively from top to btm:

http://cdn.defesaaereanaval.com.br/wp-c ... F-1-10.jpg
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http://cdn.defesaaereanaval.com.br/wp-c ... painel.jpg
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http://cdn.defesaaereanaval.com.br/wp-c ... o_AF-1.jpg

GOOGLE translate URL: https://translate.google.com.au/transla ... edit-text=

MADE A LONG PAGE (because it is difficult in GoogieTransrate) PDF from URL that may be helpful attached in Engrish.

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 29 May 2015, 22:40
by checksixx
spazsinbad wrote:Thanks 'checksixx' - you should attach any photos to your post because it looks like that website does not allow hotlinks.


Just checked my post, the link, etc...all works fine. If there is an issue, it must be on your end.

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 29 May 2015, 22:54
by mrigdon
checksixx wrote:
spazsinbad wrote:Thanks 'checksixx' - you should attach any photos to your post because it looks like that website does not allow hotlinks.


Just checked my post, the link, etc...all works fine. If there is an issue, it must be on your end.



Links are broken on my end, too. Also, I get 404 errors on spaz's links.

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 30 May 2015, 07:36
by spazsinbad
IF one has NOT gone to the first website from whence JPG hot links are broken - then the JPGs will NOT be seen subsequently IF only the site with the hotlinks - this one - perused.

HOWEVER IF one goes to the first website then these same JPGs will be in the cache - unless cache cleared - so that any subsequent visit to the hotlink site - this one - then that viewer will see the hotlinked JPGs OK; because they are in the cache.

The 404 errors are because the JPGs cannot be hotlinked - I put the JPG URLs there for the original poster convenience.

One can go to the website to view all the JPGs or download the PDF OR the original poster can attach the JPGs here.

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 15 Jun 2015, 04:46
by spazsinbad
A-4Ns and ex-A-4K Kahus are going strong in several civilian companies also. It is amazing to see their longevity.

Re: Embraer delivers 1st modernized AF-1B jet to Brazilian

Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2015, 18:45
by StolichnayaStrafer
Truly they have been one of the greats. I wonder how many years the Brazilians can get out of the ones they have?

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