Representatives from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), the Brazilian Embassy in Dakar, the Defense Attaché and Embraer participated in the first edition of the Africa Air Force Forum, organized by the Senegal Air Force in the capital of the African country, Dakar.
The meeting promotes the exchange of dialogues in different areas of defense activities in favor of technological development and national sovereignty, besides sharing knowledge among the representatives of several countries, among them the United States of America (USA), France, China, and almost all African nations.
FAB was invited to participate in the event, which took place on October 26 and 27, due to the high degree of cooperation it has with several African countries, including Senegal.
Major Brigadier Vincent Dang, from the Aerospace Operations Command, participated as a speaker in the panel Leadership and Cooperation in action: Leveraging allies and partners to sustain regional readiness.
He presented a case study on air operations in low-intensity conflicts, introducing the A-29 and its use in FAB against transnational illicit, especially international drug trafficking. The Ambassador of Brazil to Senegal, Bruno Cobuccio, and the Defense Attaché, Sea Captain Raphael Gustavo Frischgesell, were also present.
At the Embraer booth, they welcomed Senegalese authorities, such as the Minister of the Armed Forces, Sindiki Kaba; the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Army General Cheikh Wade; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air Senegal, Air Division General Joseph Mamadou Diop.
The Forum also received visits from the chiefs of staff of the Benin, Mauritania, Tunisia, and South African Air Forces, and the commander of the U.S. Air Force in Africa, General James B. Hecker.