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DRDO demands explanation from Embraer on bribe charges

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 13:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday sought an explanation from the manufacturer of Embraer aircraft after media reports suggested that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer had accepted bribes.

A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to a deal signed between the company and DRDO in 2008 for three aircraft equipped with indigenous radars for AEW&C (airborne early warning and control systems).

Embraer also sold VVIP executive jets to the Indian Air Force. This deal is also likely to come under a probe.

The company has been under the scanner of the United States Justice Department since 2010 after a contract with the Dominican Republic raised suspicions.

Speaking on the matter former Defence Minister A. K. Antony said "Let the government inquire." (ANI)