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Portugal wants five KC-390 military planes

Staff Writer |
The Portuguese government authorised the start of negotiations to buy five KC-390 military aircraft that can also be used to fight fires and has asked for an assessment of suspending the modernisation of the current C-130H planes.

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The cabinet decided on “up to five KC-390, with an option for one more”, along with the respective logistics backup and a flight simulator to be installed and operated in Portugal.

The government said that the planes will be able to be refuel other planes in flight and fight forest fires providing Portugal with dual use aircraft (military and civilian) that respond to the country’s permanent requirements.

Portugal has been involved in the development and production of the KC-390 and the air force has been monitoring the development of the plane’s configuration.


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