Embraer and SNC Awarded Contract to Deliver A-29s to Nigeria
February 6, 2019
Brazil’s Embraer Defence & Security and its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force.
“SNC is proud to work with our partner, Embraer Defence & Security, to build A-29s in support of the Nigerian Air Force in addressing their on-going training and security needs,” said Taco Gilbert, Senior Vice President of ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) at SNC.
The A-29 is conducting combat missions on a daily basis in theatres around the world. It has more than 46,000 combat hours and more than 360,000 total flight hours. With the Nigeria order, the A-29 is the choice of 14 air forces worldwide.
The contract for the Nigerian Air Force includes ground training devices, mission planning systems, mission debrief systems, spares, ground support equipment, alternate mission equipment.
The aircraft will be produced in Jacksonville, Florida, and modified in Centennial, Colorado.