South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration has chosen Embraer’s C-390 Millennium as the winner of the Large Transport Aircraft II public tender to provide the Republic of Korea Air Force with new military transport aircraft. South Korea is the C-390 Millennium’s first customer in Asia.

Under the contract, Embraer will provide an undisclosed number of C-390 Millennium aircraft specially configured to meet ROKAF’s requirements, as well as services & support including training, ground support equipment and spare parts.

Embraer will also provide a comprehensive consortium and offset package including a significant amount of C-390 Millennium parts to be locally manufactured by Korean partner companies and the development of a local Maintenance Repair and Overhaul provider.

South Korea is the seventh nation to select the C-390 after Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic. The C-390 is redefining military airlift and challenging the thinking behind current and future generation platforms, with multi-mission capability, reliability and interoperability built by design.