A-29Lockheed A-29 Hudson, Twin-Engine Bomber (WWII)
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A-29s can carry a wide array of armaments, including precision-guided munitions, is equipped with advanced avionics, communications and sensors and can operate from remote, unpaved airstrips.
Under terms of the contract, Beaver will supply three trim actuators (elevator, rudder and aileron) for the A-29 Super Tucano.
"It was [the pilot's] first flight in the aircraft so it was a great opportunity for him to get oriented in the A-29 and how it flies," an American trainer at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, where the squadron is based, said in a statement provided by the U.S.
Embraer said that the A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including close air support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Riad Kahwaji, CEO of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, previously told The Daily Star that the A-29 also fits into the Lebanese military's goal of limited modernization.
The live-fire exercise employed a variety of military equipment, including Bradley vehicles, A-29 aircraft, Huey helicopters, and Humvees, to perform a broad range of air and ground maneuvers, including surveillance, attack, and search-and-rescue operations.
The Air Force will offer Sierra Nevada and Embraer a sole-source contract for the A-29 Super Tucano and also intends a separate order for Textron's AT-6 Wolverine.
"These Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rockets are a key component for the Lebanese Air Force's new A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft," the statement said.