Greece is yet another country showing interest in the C-390 Millennium airlifter. The Ministry of Defense of the European country confirmed that it held a meeting with representatives of Embraer on January 25th.
According to a short statement, the meeting with Carla Salleron, director of business development and sales at Embraer Defense and Security, was aimed at “the presentation – information about the capabilities of the C-390 Millennium aircraft.”
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The meeting was attended by “relevant officials” from the General Staff of the Air Force, according to the Greek government, which did not provide further details on what exactly was discussed.
The Hellenic Air Force currently operates nine C-130 Hercules of the B and H variants received from 1975 onwards. Therefore, aircraft that are close to the end of their service life.
Although it has not launched a competition to replace those planes, Greece even announced its willingness to acquire second-hand Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules from the Royal Air Force, which are being decommissioned.
The Embraer multipurpose freighter has been in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) since September 2019, with five aircraft delivered. In addition to it, there is a KC-390 in Portugal, as part of an order for five jets by the country’s Air Force.
The Brazilian manufacturer also has an order for two C-390s in Hungary and is about to sign a contract with the Royal Dutch Air Force to supply five aircraft that will replace the C-130 Hercules.