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Angola takes delivery of its first Super Tucano

Posted 3 February 2013 · Add Comment

Embraer Defense and Security has delivered the first three light attack and advanced training A-29 Super Tucano turboprops to the National Air Force of Angola.

 

 
The aircraft were handed over at a ceremony held in Embraer’s facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. These are the first three from a total order for six aircraft.
Angola is now the third operator of the Super Tucano in the African continent. The airplane will be used for border surveillance missions.
“The selection of the Super Tucano by the National Air Force of Angola demonstrates the great potential of this aircraft in Africa,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, president of Embraer Defense and Security. “It is a robust, versatile and very efficient combat-proven aircraft with low operating costs and has generated great interest among other African nations.”
Ten clients around the world have already been chosen the A-29 Super Tucano which is being currently used by nine air forces in Latin America, Africa and Asia. More than 160 aircraft are already in operation and, so far, this international fleet has logged more than 170,000 flight hours and 26,000 combat hours.
The A-29 Super Tucano is able to carry out a wide range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency. The aircraft is equipped with advanced electronic, electro-optic, infrared, and laser system technologies, as well as secure radio systems with data links and unrivalled weapon capacity, which makes it highly reliable and allows for an excellent cost-benefit ratio for a wide range of military missions, even operating from unpaved runways and in hostile environments.

 

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