This excerpt taken from the ERJ 20-F filed May 1, 2009.
Defense and Government Business
We conceive, design, develop, manufacture and support a wide range of integrated solutions for the defense and government market. Our products include training/light attack aircraft, C4ISR (Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aerial surveillance platforms and transport airplanes. We offer a complete portfolio of customer services, ranging from maintenance and material solutions to complete Contractor Logistic Support programs. As of December 31, 2008, we had sold more than 680 defense aircraft to 20 armed forces and operators worldwide. We are also the leading supplier of defense aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force based on the total number of aircraft in its fleet. At December 31, 2008, we had orders for more than 255 defense aircraft for the Brazilian government. Our defense and government business accounted for approximately 8.0% of our net sales for the year ended December 31, 2008.