ERJ 145 / EMB 145 / P 99
Merging Embraer's successful ERJ-145 regional aircraft platform with the Ericsson Erieye AEW Radar and Command and Control System, the EMB-145 SA (Surveillance Aircraft) also relies on a number of other sensors that give it multi-role capability. Besides AEW&C tasks the EMB-145 SA can also execute missions such as border surveillance and control, sea surveillance, search and rescue coordination, airspace management and signals/communications intelligence. The aircraft will be capable of integrating data in real-time with ground stations and other airborne elements. The EMB-145 AEW&C incorporates a reinforced airframe, new navigation and communication systems, an enhanced APU, increased fuel capacity and revised interior layout. The endurance in typical missions in the Amazon shall be in excess of 8 hours.
Performing its maiden flight on 22 May 1999, the EMB-145 SA Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft is configured to comply with the SIVAM Project requirements. With five units ordered by the Brazilian Government's SIVAM (Amazon Surveillance System) Project and basis for the EMB-145 AEW&C aircraft selected by the Hellenic Air Force to fulfill its AEW&C requirements, the EMB-145 SA offers performance allied to systems and airframe availability. First delivery to the SIVAM Project is scheduled for June 2001.
The EMB-145 SA is an AEW&C optimized for air traffic control applications. It incorporates an advanced mission system that includes a surveillance radar, advanced navigation and communication systems including data-link facilities and increased fuel capacity. ERIEYE detects and tracks air and sea targets to the horizon and beyond. The ERIEYE AEW&C Mission System features a new generation active, phased-array pulse-Doppler radar and a modularly, open C2 system. It means a considerably step-up in performance over systems depending on conventional rotodome antennas, providing improved radar performance, and higher system availability and growth potential. The ERIEYE single, dual-sided fixed antenna unit places much less demand on aircraft size than was previously possible for high performance AEW&C systems. ERIEYE is the world's first high-performance AEW&C system designed for commuter type aircraft. This has resulted in reduced acquisition as well as operational costs. ERIEYE detects and tracks air and sea targets out to the horizon and beyond. Instrumented range is 450 km. Typical detection range against a fighter size target is in excess of 350 km.
The EMB 145 AEW&C is the most advanced and affordable Early Warning and Control aircraft available in the market. It provides high mission efficiency through quick reaction times, reaching high operational altitudes in a short time, and cover wide areas. The crew's working environment is enhanced by a state-of-the-art human-machine interface. A perfect blend of Embraer's ERJ 145 proven, reliable and economic platform with a unique high-performance multimode active phased-array Doppler radar mission system, including an onboard command & control and advanced data-link suite. The EMB 145 AEW&C is another member of the successful family of Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft. The only new generation AEW&C System currently available.
Embraer is also developing an Airborne Remote Sensing version that employs the same airframe but outfitted with different mission sensors. Designated EMB-145 RS, three of these aircraft systems were also ordered for the SIVAM Project.
The EMB 145 RS/AGS is an advanced asset capable of providing real-time and near real-time imagery and electronic intelligence over ground objectives. It's equipped with an extensive sensor suite ranging from a high-performance Synthetic Aperture Radar to Electro-Optical and Multi-Spectral sensors in addition to communications and electronic exploitation systems. It's capable of reaching operating areas and altitudes in a very short time. The EMB 145 RS/AGS is another member of the successful family of Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft based on Embraer's regional ERJ 145 jet. One of the world's most advanced and powerful Remote Sensing aircraft currently available.
The P 99 is the new generation aircraft for missions ranging from Maritime Patrol up to complex and demanding Anti-Surface/Submarine operations, which require the capability to employ an extensive array os smart/conventional weapons. Equipped with latest generation mission systems, it allows easy and precise collection and analysis of intelligence data in real time at high operational altitudes, covering a wide area in a noiseless operation scenario. The crew's working environment is enhanced by a state-of-the-art human-machine interface that ensures valuable mission performance. The P 99 is another member of the successful family of Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance aircraft based on the Embraer's regional ERJ 145 jet.
Embraer produced for the Sivam Project three aircraft of remote sensoriamento (R99-B) and five of aerial monitoring (R99-A). Aircraft R99-A, equipped with radars of Swedish origin, called Erieye, will allow that the Embraer enters in the select group of international companies who withhold this technology. Also aircraft R99-B are equipped with radars of synthetic opening, multispectral sensors in the band optics and infra-red ray and sensors of infra red monitoring (OIS) constitute in the great technological innovation.
One of aircraft R99-A passed tests 22-24 May 2002 in the area of Manaus. The first aircraft of aerial monitoring - called R99A for the BAF - carried through experimental flights in Manaus to test its contact with the Amazonian climate and to display the radar (installed in the aircraft) to the heat and the humidity of the region, as well as testing the ways of enlace datalink.
All the construction of the equipment in the airplanes was followed by Brazilian military. The aircraft of the Sivam have very advanced software of technology, for this reason, were necessary a course of three years for all pilots who go to operate these aircraft. Today they are capable to command alone, without foreign interference.
In June 2002 the test with aircraft R99-B was initiated, of remote sensors. This airplane is responsible for the biggest qualitative jump given by Brazil in the monitoring of extensive areas and incorporates what it has of more modern in technology of ambient monitoring. They had been tested the radar of synthetic opening, the multispectral sensors in the band optics and infra-red ray and sensors of infra red monitoring (OIS).
On 24 July 2002, the BAF received from the Embraer the three first aircraft of the Sivam. The ceremony of baptism and delivery of the airplanes that go to watch the airspace and the Amazonian forest was explendorosa. They are most modern and they have sophisticated platforms of aerial job, with simultaneous applications in the areas civil and military, absolutely unknown in its category. By the beginning of 2003, the Air Force had one aircraft of remote sensoriamento and four of aerial monitoring.
Located in the center of the Country, the Air base of Anápolis (BAAN) is strategical base of the Air Force and is sheltering these aircraft. Squadron As the Hárpia squadron of the Sixth Group of Aviation (2º/6º GAv) go to fulfill the activities of the aircraft.
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