New Delhi, Aug.21: Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, the Chief of the Air Staff, is on a bilateral visit to Brazil.
During the visit, the Air Chief will call on Brazil’s Defence Minister Celso Amorin and also meet the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Air Lieutenant Brigadier Juniti Saito and the Commander of the Brazilian Army, General Enzo Martins Peri, to discuss bilateral issues of defence cooperation towards broader military ties.
The Air Chief is scheduled to visit the Brazilian Air Force Academy located at Pirassununga, Sao Paulo, its First Training Squadron and other training facilities, besides interacting with the cadets.
He would also visit the Anapolis airbase of the Brazilian Air Force and the Embraer facility located at Sao Jose dos Campos.
The Government of India had sanctioned a programme of DRDO for design and development of 03 EMB- 145 aircraft based Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW and C) to meet operational requirement of the IAF.
The first aircraft arrives in India on August 22, on which DRDO will carry out Systems Integration. (ANI)