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NOVAER / Calidus show two aircraft at the Dubai Air Show 2017 (T-Xc SOVI and B-250 Bader)


Roberto Caiafa
Oct 26, 2017



This week, NOVAER confirmed the surprising presence of the T-Xc SOVI at the fair in Dubai, in the static display, next to the B-250 Bader.


The Dubai Air Show 2017 (Nov. 12-16) will host for five days, among dozens of other exhibitors from around the world, Calidus .

This local company, associated with Brazilian NOVAER , will exhibit two sophisticated military aircraft, the primary / basic / advanced T-Xc SOVI coach , launched in 2013 (1st flight in 2015), and the brand new B-250 Bader , a lightweight, biplace, armed with machine guns on the wings and equipped with eight points to attach a wide range of weapons, including bombs and smart missiles.

Headquartered in São José dos Campos, in the interior of the State of São Paulo, NOVAER has been developing the B-250 Bader wrapped in great secrecy.



The report became aware of the aircraft during the engine spin of the 1st prototype at the end of last June. This prototype is expected to be statically displayed by the two companies during the Dubai AIr Show 2017 .

This week, NOVAER confirmed the surprising presence of the T-Xc SOVI at the fair in Dubai, in the static display, next to the B-250 Bader . There was some curiosity as to how these planes would be transported to the United Arab Emirates .



Coincidentally, today arrived in Brazil (October 26) a military freighter Boeing C-17 Globemaster III of the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates , with the destination airport ... São José dos Campos.

It is perfectly feasible to board and transport these two aircraft, the B-250 Bader and the T-Xc SOVI , (with the wings removed) by the UAE C-17 .



The author's attention was drawn to the fact that the T-Xc SOVI is included in the Calidus / NOVAER product portfolio as part of a technological package where it will be responsible for the training and training of military pilots, and the B- 250 Bader will attend missions of light attack (CAS) and insurgency (COIN)

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Novaer / Calidus to launch B250 light attack aircraft during Dubai Air Show 2017

Roberto Caiafa
Oct 10, 2017




The B250 "Dragon" is based on the A-67 Dragon that was being developed jointly by one of Novaer's formative companies, Geometra.
Last May, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmannreceived in Brasilia the retinue of his United Arab Emirates counterpart , Minister Mohamed Albawardi Alfalasi .

Alfalasi said: "We are interested in participating in projects in Brazil in all areas, whether military or commercial," said the minister. In fact, it was announced on that occasion, with great repercussion, the interest of companies of the United Arab Emirates to invest in Brazil, especially in the defense sector.


Meeting of Minister Raul Jungmann with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Albawardi Alfalasi. "We are interested in participating in projects in all areas, whether military or commercial," said Minister Mohamed.

This trend, confirmed with the arrival of arms manufacturer Caracal LLC to Brazil (a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company ) was reinforced with the announcement of interest by the Emirates in the Tamandaré Corvettes project .

This has affected the local press as well as a clear interest in the Embraer Defense & Security KC390 military transport jet . The United Arab Emirates is one of the ten largest buyers of defense products in the world. At the Brazilian National Congress, an agreement is under way for the protection of military information, something that could further enhance cooperation between the two countries.


Last May, the delegation of the Arab Emirates visited, in addition to Novaer, the industrial parks of Avibras and Embraer.

But what most analysts said was an excerpt from the statement issued by the Ministry of Defense , which reads " The Arab Emirates, through the company Calidus , develop in partnership with the Brazilian Novaer , the B250 aircraft, which is currently in the certification phase ".

Novaer / Calidus B250, the game changer designed in Brazil

Novaer / calidus B250 Dragon can be seen in this single existing image of the model so far.
The Dubai Air Show 2017 , to be held from November 12 to 16, will witness the official launch of the Novaer / Calidus B250 , in the form of the prototype exhibited in static display at the Calidus booth (stands A34 and A35).

At the end of last June, the first engine turn of the prototype # 1 was carried out at Novaer's facilities in São José dos Campos. From there, a series of small pieces of the puzzle were fitting together to form an amazing backdrop.


Calidus is a new technology company that is part of the Emirates Defense Industrie Company.
The Calidus is a company focused on the development of new technologies based in Abu Dhabi. It operates through partnerships with innovative companies in the field of aviation to provide cutting-edge, mission-oriented and cost-effective solutions for its customers. Exactly where Novaer fit with its expertise in composites and innovative aeronautical projects.

The B-250 light attack aircraft , a development program of the Calidus / Novaer companies , is a carbon fiber aircraft designed to operate in asymmetric warfare and coping with modern threats. Certainly, his project received all the inputs of the development of the T-Xc family , but Newe r went beyond.


Among Novaer's projects, SOVI promises to be the replacement for the venerable T-25 Universal and the long-lived T-27 Tucano (above and below, three-shot views and in-flight image of SOVI / T-Xc)



Deeply acquainted with the T-27 Tucano and A -29 Super Tucano aircraft , there is no doubt that Novaer used these two models as a starting point. In the design of the new airplane, which is larger and more capable than the A-29, answers to questions such as power and reliability of the engine and its installation, durability and resistance to wing fatigue, increased payload loads with eight hard-points fixation of the armament and / or extra fuel tank, intelligent weapon integration and state-of-the-art active / passive defensive systems, according to customer needs, have been extensively studied and answered with effective and current solutions.

The new model offers a comfortable cockpit equipped with Rockwell Collins avionics , allowing pilots to perform long missions of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Close Air Support (CAS) and / or training, with great resource savings and maintaining superlative performance, all thanks to a modern design and great maneuverability.


The large "wet" wings have altogether eight hard points for the installation of armament, and according to the preliminary data the author had access to, the performance of the B250 should clearly put it in a category of performance superior to the A-29 Super Tucano , and by wide margin, as the plane could fire a wide range of intelligent weapons with much greater power of destruction, between missiles and guided bombs.

Today, COIN aircraft , in which the B250 is a light attack airplane, are sought after by nations of the Persian Gulf region, Africa and the Middle East . In the United States of America , the OA-x competition is expected to choose the veteran A-10A Thunderbolt II replacement within the " Light Attack Experiment " initiative , among others, the A-29 Super Tucano manufactured in Jacksonville, the AT-6 Wolwerine the Beechcraft and Textron Scorpion .


All airplanes in this category, except the Scorpion, use the engines of the PT-6A turboprop family , but the report has yet to find out what the B250 engine is .

It is not yet clear whether the serial production will take place in Brazil or in the Emirates, but many observers interested in the aircraft point to a binational solution.

The B250 , if approved by the United Arab Emirates Military Forces after the completion of its certification flight campaign, should be adopted by its Air Force and offered on a win-win basis to allies of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and Middle East.


Three-shot views of the A-67 Dragon, in which the B250 project was based as a starting point.
The aircraft has aroused great interest from the Brazilian Air Force , as it could, in the last case, replace the A-29 Super Tucano itself as a light attack aircraft and advanced training of the FAB, paving the way for the adoption of the T-Xc family as the new primary / intermediary / acrobatic coaches of the Brazilian Air Force Academy , among other possibilities.


http://tecnodefesa.com.br/novaercal...ve-b250-dragon-durante-o-dubai-air-show-2017/



There are also news that the UAE is interested in participating in the Brazilian Corvette program.

Tamandaré Corvette


United Arab Emirates Are Interested In Participating In The Tamandaré Corvette Project
(Source: Brazil Ministry of Defence; issued May 11, 2017)
(Issued in Portuguese; unofficial translation by Dedfense-Aerospace.com)

Brazil’s Defense Minister Raul Jungmann (L) and his opposite number from the United Arab Emirates (R) Mohamed Albawardi Alfalasi discussed wide-ranging cooperation in armament programs. (Brazil MoD photo)

BRASÍLIA --- The United Arab Emirates are interested in the development project of the Tamandaré class corvette for the Brazilian Navy, it emerged during a meeting of the minister Raul Jungmann with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Albawardi Alfalasi. "We are interested in participating in projects in all areas, whether military or commercial," said Minister Mohamed.

Minister Jungmann was in favor of the partnership. "We welcome cooperation in this project," and said that the Arab delegation will go tomorrow (May 12) to visit the Emgepron factory, a naval company linked to the Navy Command.

Jungmann also told his UAE guest that the partnership could be broadened, including other sectors of the economy, including offsets. The Brazilian minister recalled during the meeting of the negotiations of the government of the Emirates with the Embraer company on the KC-390 transport aircraft.

Present at the meeting, Brazilian Navy commander Admiral Eduardo Leal Ferreira told the delegation the configuration of the Tamandaré corvette and its commercial and military advantages. "The project has a low-cost and medium-intensity strategic concept. I believe it meets the needs of both countries," added the admiral.

The Arab Emirates, through the company Calidus, develops together with the Brazilian Novaer, the B250 aircraft, which is in the certification phase.

During the meeting, the Ministry of Defense’s Secretary for Defense Production, Flávio Basilio, highlighted the financial instruments available to strengthen the defense industrial base, such as the Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). "We can use these mechanisms to support the industrial base, with the possibility of diversifying portfolios," argued the MD secretary. He further recalled that the United Arab Emirates have an important sovereign fund, considered the largest in the world.

Jungmann suggested that more companies from the United Arab Emirates participate in the next edition of LAAD - a defense and security fair scheduled to take place in 2019. He recalled that in February of this year 18 Brazilian companies participated in the IDEX, the international defense fair that took place in Abu Dhabi.

The government of the United Arab Emirates also showed interest in the Integrated Border Monitoring System (SISFRON). In this sense, Jungmann said that Brazil has the challenge of protecting the third-largest border in the world. "This is a priority issue and of great concern to us." Jungmann invited the delegation to visit the pilot project implemented in Mato Grosso do Sul, which "uses the state of the art in terms of technology."

At the meeting, it was decided to create a bilateral committee to deal with defense issues. Jungmann appointed the Deputy Chief of Strategic Affairs, General Fernando Goulart, to head the committee.

The United Arab Emirates is one of the ten largest buyers of defense products in the world. At the National Congress, the agreement for the protection of military information is being processed, which could further increase cooperation between the two countries.

This week the delegation of the United Arab Emirates visited, in addition to Novaer, the industrial facilities of Avibras and Embraer.

The meeting was also attended by the general secretary of the MD, General Joaquim Silva e Luna; Brigadier Alvani Adão da Silva, temporarily replacing the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (ECMFA); The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Hafsa Al Ulama, as well as other civil and military authorities.

Memorandum of Understanding

At the end of the meeting, the director of the Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Materials Industries (ABIMDE), Carlos Frederico Aguiar, and the director of the UAE’s Tawazun company, Saif Alhajiri, signed a memorandum of understanding on industrial defense cooperation. Tawazun Holding spans more than 14 defense companies and manufactures items such as weapons, tanks and other military vehicles.

In his comments, the director of Tawazun said that his country's defense industry is recent, but it has products with international reach. "We want to share knowledge with Brazilian companies," said Saif.

In March of this year, Jungmann received the United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. On occasion, Sheikh Abdullah said his country would like to open an office in Brazil to deal with defense matters.


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Absolutely brilliant.

I have to give it to MbR; he makes all the right decisions and only the right decisions.

I hope UAE makes these planes in huge numbers,
This will be the most versatile plane ever built in our region.
 

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Well done and it is personally always a pleasure to see us (Arabs) working with Latin American countries. After all the largest Arab diaspora in the world is located in Latin America and it numbers around 30-35 million people! Some sources even state 40 million. In Brazil alone the number is estimated to be between 15-20 million people!

The current Brazilian president is an Brazilian-Arab (son of Lebanese migrants) for instance. I am sure that he is interested in growing ties between Brazil and the Arab world. Or so I have heard at least.
 

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Well done and it is personally always a pleasure to see us (Arabs) working with Latin American countries. After all the largest Arab diaspora in the world is located in Latin America and it numbers around 30-35 million people! Some sources even state 40 million. In Brazil alone the number is estimated to be between 15-20 million people!

The current Brazilian president is an Brazilian-Arab (son of Lebanese migrants) for instance. I am sure that he is interested in growing ties between Brazil and the Arab world. Or so I have heard at least.


One of the major contributors to Arabs’ prosperity in Latin America is their large population across the region. In Brazil alone, there are more Lebanese Brazilians (7 million) than in Lebanon itself. Chile is home to the largest Palestinian community outside of the Middle East at a staggering half million. And, while a considerable majority are Christian, several million Arabs in the region are Muslims. In fact, the biggest mosque on either American continent is not in New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, but actually in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

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I personally would prefer a UAV for coin ops, but that is just me.
Actually no.

For UAVs to be efficient, means your C4I is fully up and running,
and it has the satellites hooked onto the right system.

In the worst case scenario, that will not happen.

Thus, cheap and simple planes, gives the operation force fighting chance, until there is a pilot available.
 

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