Rio de Janiero. 07 April 2019. The new F-39 Gripen and KC-390 aircraft and the Strategic Space Systems Program (PESE) stand out among the projects presented by the Aeronautics Command at the 12th edition of LAAD . However, 11 other projects, products, services and technologies developed by military organizations in the areas of operation, science and technology, and air traffic control were also present in the 250 m² of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) booth.

“LAAD is an opportunity for the Aeronautics Command to present its capacity to develop and conduct high technology projects that contribute to the strengthening of national defense by increasing the defense industrial base,” says the Aeronautics Commander, Lieutenant- Brigadier of the Air Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez.

The Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) presents the Aerodrome Control Service provided by a Remote Control Tower. The service was designed to optimize existing technical and operational resources through the deployment of Remote Air Traffic Services at regional aerodromes. Service certification will be carried out at the Santa Cruz Aerodrome Remote Control Tower (R-TWR SC), in Rio de Janeiro. It is expected to start operating in 2019.

The Preparation Command (COMPREP) presents the methodology of the Operational Preparation Planning Process (PPL-PO), developed in 2018, which allows systematizing the institutional planning process. Through it, it is possible to analyze the situations in a complete way, to ensure the detailed programming of the operational preparation and the systematic monitoring of the projected actions.

The Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) and subordinate units are responsible for most of the projects presented in LAAD 2019: in addition to F-39 Gripen, KC-390 and PESE, there are nine projects exposed to the public of the event. Check out the details of each:

L75 MOTOR MOTOR – uses liquid propellant for higher stages of Satellite Launch Vehicles.

MICROSSATELLITE LAUNCHER VEHICLE (VLM – 1) – Focuses on the development of a rocket designed to launch space payloads or microsatellites.check out

PITER-N – technology that aims to automatically extract information from large amounts of images and data in the shortest time possible. The goal is real-time data processing.

INERTIAL FIBER OPTICS (IFO) – The objective is to develop an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) the Fiber Optic (IFO) in the FAB, as a strategic component and national sovereignty, with application in warlike systems.

ERISA-D – Designed to establish a system to provide knowledge and means of prevention, mitigation, protection and control necessary to ensure the safety of an operation and of the personnel of FAB sectors or operating units that operate in scenarios subject to the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

SENSOR CALIBRATION – Provides Calibration of Orbital and Airborne Imaging Sensors for the Aeronautical Command (COMAER), with a view to the implementation of the Carponis System, of the Strategic Space Systems Program (PESE).

AIRLINE SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT (ASA) – The goal is to develop an aerospace scenario simulation environment to identify, describe, model, and assess operational capabilities and missions in the Air Force.

TURBORREATOR DE 5000N (TR5000) – A project to develop a national turbojet with rated thrust of 5000N that also aims to expand the DCTA gas turbine engine development trials infrastructure.

IFF Mode 4 NATIONAL (IFFM4BR) – IFF systems ( Identify Friend or Foe ) identify platforms (aircraft and ships) to fight, supporting the rules of engagement to permit the employment insurance missiles beyond visual range (BVR, English Beyond Visual Range ) and avoid fratricide. The IFF Mode 4 National project aims to develop and qualify the main components of the System, among them the national cryptocomputer, equipped with state cryptographic algorithms. The aim is to enable the FAB to perform secure and autonomous classification of platforms.

Source: Agência Força Aérea, by Lieutenant Felipe BuenoEdition: Air Force Agency – Revision: Lieutenant-Colonel Denys