Brazilian Navy Receives First Upgraded AF-1C

New Radar and Avionics Among Significant Changes

In late April the first modernised two-seat AF-1C SKYHAWK for the Brazilian Navy arrived with 1st Interceptor/Attack Squadron (VF-1) at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility in São Paulo state.

The aircraft is the first of seven to be modified and upgraded by Embraer. Company technicians, along with technicians from VF-1’s AF-1/iA SKYHAWK group, carried out functional checks of all the aircraft’s systems, including a thorough revision of the airframe structure and engine. The avionics suite has been modernized, with the radar being replaced by an Elta 2032 and the addition of a modern radar warning receiver.

Other modifications to enhance the aircraft’s capabilities were made to the radio and navigation systems, weapons handling, crew ejection and onboard oxygen generation systems.

Publish date

07/17/2018

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