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The A-29 Super Tucano is a durable, versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of light air support (LAS) missions, even operating from unimproved runways.
The selection of the A-29 by the Lebanese Air Force is a great testament to the superiority of the Super Tucano and its ability to meet the challenges of the operating theater in the Middle East," said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.
Sierra Nevada assembled the aircraft in Florida via its collaboration with Embraer, the A-29 original equipment manufacturer.
Based out of Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, the 81st Fighter Squadron stood up about half a year ago and assumed the mission to train future Afghan fighter pilots and A-29 maintainers.
Three new Afghan aircraft programs that will need an enduring air-advisor mission in Afghanistan--and will ultimately allow the AAF to stand on its own--include the C-130H, the light air support (LAS) A-29 Super Tucano, and the PC-12.
supplier base - more than 100 companies will supply parts and services for the A-29 Super Tucano - and new jobs that will be created by SNC and Embraer.
Release date- 22102012 - Sao Paulo, Brazil, - Embraer Defense and Security delivered on Friday the first light attack and advanced training A-29 Super Tucano turboprops to the Air Force of Mauritania, at a ceremony held in its facility in Gaviao Peixoto, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The highly operational record of the A-29 and its 4th generation avionics came to the attention of the United States at the end of the 2000s in a mix of covert deals and open tenders.
The A-29 Super Tucano will be deployed for advanced training, border surveillance and internal security missions.
para]]PARIS, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer Defense & Security and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana have signed a contract for the acquisition of five A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops.
Undoubtedly we can point to the first intercept of an air track of interest by a Dominican A-29 Super Tucano (directed by an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System [AWACS]) on 23 October 2010 as the watershed event of this initiative.
Chuck" Wald emerged from a test flight in the A-29 Super Tucano his first comment was, "this is an awesome 21st century airplane.