Brazilian Air Force

Saab begins deliveries of serial Gripen E fighter jets

Sweden’s latest fighter jet effort reaches a new milestone as the first batch of Saab JAS 39 E Gripens reaches the Brazilian and Swedish air forces...


Brazil cuts Embraer KC-390 transport plane order

The Brazilian Air Force reduced the number of KC-390 transport aircraft it has ordered from Embraer....


Brazil’s first Gripen E takes to the skies [Video]

The first Brazilian Gripen E, designated by Brazilian Air Force (FAB) as F-39 Gripen, concluded its first flight in Brazil on September 24, 2020....


Water bombers scramble to fight the Amazon forest fires

The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro authorized two C-130 Hercules of the Brazilian Air Force to participate in fighting fires currently ravaging the Amazon forest. However,  Bolsonaro refused the help of the G7 countries that offered $20 million to send additional water bombers to the country. Meanwhile, Bolivia, also affected by the Amazon fires, rented a Boeing 747 Supertanker....


Embraer KC-390 multi-mission airlift makes maiden flight

Embraer completes a maiden flight of the first series production multi-mission medium airlift KC-390....


Embraer drops to $127M loss on fewer deliveries, KC-390 delay

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on July 31, 2018, released its second-quarter 2018 financial results, posting a net loss of $127 million....


Brazilian Air Force F-5 crashes after take off

A Northrop F-5FM fighter of the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) crashed  soon after take off from Santa Cruz Air Base (SNZ) on May 24, 2018. The two pilots managed to eject safely, while the plane landed in an inhabited area....