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Brazil's Embraer plans to develop new light military transport plane

Embraer logo at LABACE in Sao Paulo

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's planemaker Embraer S.A. said it is studying the development of a new light military transport plane together with the Brazilian Air Force, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Embraer said it is looking to identify the Brazilian Air Force's requirements in the Amazon region and explore the potential application of new technologies such as hybrid-electric propulsion.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sandra Maler)