Embraer and the Brazilian Army have successfully completed the first test of the M200 Vigilante radar, which included the deployment of the equipment on a Brazilian Air Force (FAB) KC-390 aircraft. During June and July, the radar operation was carried out at Jlio Belém Airport in Parintins. The proposal was also backed by Parintins City Hall, Jlio Belém Airport, and Viracopos International Airport.
The Parintins Folkloric Festival, an occasion that significantly increases air traffic in the area, is why the location was picked. Through Jlio Belém Airport, thousands of tourists entered the city this year, resulting in more than 800 landings and takeoffs in a single week.
On a three-hour flight from Campinas, in So Paulo state, to the city situated in the Amazon jungle, the M200 Vigilante radar was flown for the first time on a KC-390. The sensor, in collaboration with CINDACTA IV flight controllers, continuously monitored aviation traffic within a 200 km radius of the airport. The Brazilian Air Force division CINDACTA IV is in charge of keeping an eye on flights in the north of the country.
A medium-range sensor designed for Air Surveillance and Early Warning purposes is the M200 Vigilante radar. It can recognise and track positions and trajectories, as well as classify targets, using cutting-edge processing algorithms. It contains an integrated power generation system that ensures up to 48 hours of operation autonomy and facilitates transportation by land and air platforms.