Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 Millenium Airlifter To Rescue Citizens Fleeing Ukraine
By presidential resolution Brazil will ship to Warsaw, Poland a Brazilian Air Power (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) Embraer KC-390 Millenium airlifter to repatriate Brazilians who left Ukraine in latest days, fleeing the results of the Russian navy invasion. An estimated 500 Brazilians have been resident in Ukraine previous to Putin’s invasion. The mission is scheduled to begin on 7 March, with take-off from Brasilia airport carrying 11.5t of humanitarian support materiel. The KC-390 will make stops in Recife, within the Cape Verde Islands, and Lisbon, returning to Brazil on 10 March with an as-yet-unreported variety of evacuees on board. The navy airlifter is scheduled to return to Brazil subsequent Thursday.
Brazil has made a number of efforts to help Brazilians within the area and in Ukraine and has supported the departure of over 100 people in search of refuge in Poland and Romania. Two service stations have been opened in Lviv, close to the Polish border, and in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. The Brazilian Embassy in Romania has arrange an outpost within the metropolis of Siret, to strengthen the reception of Brazilians leaving the neighboring nation. Greater than 130 Brazilians have entered Romanian territory. If mandatory, one other FAB plane is able to take part within the rescue mission. Each planes are the identical mannequin and had been utilized in different worldwide humanitarian missions, such because the transport of Brazilian donations to the victims of the explosion in Beirut and Haiti.
The Embraer C-390 Millennium is a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered navy transport plane produced by the Brazilian aerospace producer Embraer. With a load capability of 26 tonnes (29 tons), the plane will be configured to carry out varied typical operations equivalent to troop, VIP and cargo transportation, and extra specialised logistical operations equivalent to aerial refuelling as a tanker. It’s the heaviest plane the corporate has made thus far. The primary manufacturing plane was delivered to the Brazilian Air Power on 4 September 2019. On 18 November 2019 throughout the Dubai Airshow, Embraer introduced the plane’s new identify for the worldwide market, C-390 Millennium.
Embraer constructed the C-390 across the 18.5 m (61 ft) lengthy, 3.45 m (11.3 ft) vast and a pair of.95 m (9 ft 8 in) excessive maintain with a rear ramp. The plane can carry 26 t (57,000 lb): two totally tracked M113 armored personnel carriers, one Boxer or Brazilian VBTP-MR Guarani wheeled armored car, a Sikorsky H-60 helicopter, 74 litters with life-support gear, as much as 80 troopers or 66 paratroopers with full gear, and a great deal of as much as 42,000 lb (19 t) will be air dropped. The C-390 can refuel in flight different plane by means of two wing-mounted probe and drogue pods from Cobham plc delivering as much as 1,500 L (400 US gal) per minute from a 35 t (77,000 lb) whole gas capability, between 120 to 300 kn (220 to 560 km/h) and from 2,000 to 32,000 ft (610 to 9,750 m).
#SemanaDefesa | Na segunda (7), uma aeronave da @fab_oficial irá decolar rumo à Polônia, com a missão de resgatar cidadãos brasileiros evadidos da Ucrânia e transportar 11,5 ton de materials de ajuda humanitária.
?? Confira esse e outros destaques da semana de 26/02 a 04/03! ? pic.twitter.com/XyLI5G3WFs
— Ministério da Defesa (@DefesaGovBr) March 4, 2022
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