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  • Philippines receives A-29B Super Tucano aircraft
    Philippines receives A-29B Super Tucano aircraft 21 September 2020
    Philippine Air Force (PAF) received four A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft on 19 September 2020 at Clark Air Base, Pampanga province. The PAF will receive two more aircraft. Brazilian aviation company Embraer produced the aircraft. The PAF is reported to have an option to order 18 more A-29B Super Tucano aircraft. The aircraft will be assigned with the PAF's 15th Strike Wing. Embraer's pilots flew from Brazil and transit stops were made in Cape Verde, Canary Islands, ...
  • Tucano Transfer to Afghanistan Continues
    Tucano Transfer to Afghanistan Continues 18 September 2020
    The United States has delivered four A-29 Super Tucano light assault aircraft to Afghanistan. "The Air Force has the ability to strike light from the air anywhere in the country. Enemy bases will be destroyed with the help of A-29." Afghanistan announced. The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defence & Security signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to develop a $1.8 billion Tucano in October 2018 as part of the A-29 Afghanistan Program. In Apr...
  • Ukraine Gets Closer to Acquire Embraer’s Super Tucano
    Ukraine Gets Closer to Acquire Embraer’s Super Tucano 8 September 2020
      Ukraine that started investigating Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano shows more interest. The company is expected to attend at Arms and Security Expo in October for the first time. Current Albatros aircraft lacks training capabilities for future pilots. Super Tucano however is a jet trainer and light attack aircraft. However, the latter option would require acquisition of a more advanced version of the aircraft, which would significantly boost procurement costs.
  • Super Tucano Replacement for L-39
    Super Tucano Replacement for L-39 17 August 2020
    Ukraine, which reshaping and modernizing armed forces to increase capabilities, is planning to replace its jet trainers. The Ukrainian Air Force announced that it is evaluating the future of L-39 aircraft. The Kiev government, which has been searching for a platform that will replace the platforms that have served the country for many years, visited Brazil last year and had the opportunity to examine EMB-314 Super Tucano there. Platforms, which can perform both combat and ...
  • Additional A-29 Super Tucano for AFSOC
    Additional A-29 Super Tucano for AFSOC 14 May 2020
    Propeller driven ground attack aircraft offer cost effective solution in air-superiority environments. Platforms propelled by piston or turborpop engines can be equipped with weapons in different types and diameters. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) procured an additional A-29 Super Tucano for CAA (Combat Aviation Advisor) missions. Single aircraft to be acquired under the agreement, which signed with Sierra Nevada Corporation,...
  • Turkish Company to Procure Aircraft to US
    Turkish Company to Procure Aircraft to US 11 March 2020
    Sierra Nevada Corporation, which operating in the USA, will procure aircraft to the US Air Force. US Air Force has outperformed its decision phase in the ground attack aircraft procurement program. The long and tiring decision process of an aircraft has been winned by the A-29 Super Tucano, the platform proposed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation owned by the Özmen couple. Super Tucanos, which is in inventory of 14 countries, are powered by a Pratt & ...
  • Nigeria to take delivery of 3 JF-17s in November
    Nigeria to take delivery of 3 JF-17s in November 4 March 2020
    The head of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Chief Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has revealed that three JF-17s that the country ordered will arrive home in November this year. Abubakar recalled that 22 platforms were inducted into the NAF since 2015. NAF is in the process of acquiring the JF-17 Thunder aircraft and the Super Tucano (A-29) light attack aircraft. “The JF-17 is due to arrive in November 2020 while the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is expected to be inducted into service...
  • UAE Buys Locally Built Aircraft
    UAE Buys Locally Built Aircraft 22 November 2019
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will acquire 24 light aircraft B-250s after signing the deal at Dubai Air Show 2019. The contract costs $ 260 million. It is the first time the UAE has purchased an aircraft that it manufactures domestically. The B-250 is being developed by Calidus, based in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Brazilian Novaer and Rockwell Collins. Aircraft is reportedly designed by Joseph Kovács, designer of the Brazilian Tucano. The B-250 was ...
  • Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano
    Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano 21 August 2019
      A Ukrainian Air Force Delegation visited Brazil to study the possible purchase of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano according to Brazil-based infodefensa.com. The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named A-29, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano. The Super Tucano can be used for both the trainer role and as a light attack aircraft. The aircraft is powered by a 1,200 kW (...
  • Akaer Presents Conceptual Mosquito Multi-Role Aircraft
    Akaer Presents Conceptual Mosquito Multi-Role Aircraft 5 April 2019
    Brazil’s Akaer company is showing a conceptual multi-role aircraft called Mosquito at the 2019 LAAD Defence and Security exposition. Mosquito is designed to perform missions ranging from airborne C2 to armed ISR and aerial refuelling. Company believes that twin-engine aircraft may provide better visibility than competitors Super Tucano and Wolverine. Aircraft may conceptually perform missions such as close air support (CAS); intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR)...
  • USAF Wants to Continue Light Attack Experimenting
    USAF Wants to Continue Light Attack Experimenting 14 March 2019
      Despite questions about its future, the Air Force’s light attack experiment is scheduled to continue as the service plans to procure about six turboprop aircraft in fiscal year 2020 while opening up the experiment to more platforms over the next few years. The US Air Force is requesting $35 million from the US Congress to continue its light attack experiment in 2019 with the purchase of several aircraft from Sierra Nevada-Embraer and Textron. The ser...
  • APKWS to Nigeria
    APKWS to Nigeria 7 February 2019
    The United States has announced the approval of a new military sale. The US Department of Defence announced that Nigeria will procure APKWS. The total cost of the agreement is $ 225 million. It is reported that the systems will be used in 12 EMB-314 Super Tucanos ordered in 2017. APKWS is a guidance kit for Hydra 70 rockets. System has 1.8 kilograms high explosive warhead and guided with with a semi-active laser guidance kit.
  • Embraer and SNC Awarded Contract to Deliver A-29s to Nigeria
    Embraer and SNC Awarded Contract to Deliver A-29s to Nigeria 6 February 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)...
  • Afghan Tucanos at Night
    Afghan Tucanos at Night 25 December 2018
    Afghanistan continues to increase its light attack ability. The Afghan Air Force gained night flight capability with the A-29 Super Tucano aircraft as a result of the trainings carried out in this direction. SNC (Sierra Nevada Corporation) said the aircraft had a night flight capability. However, due to inadequate experience, this capability has been used for the first time since January 2016. In the first night, pilots released real ammunition. The fact that the pilots make more ac...
  • Last Two Nominee for Light Attack
    Last Two Nominee for Light Attack 14 August 2018
    The US Air Force (USAF) has shared the draft of Request for Proposal with Sierra Nevada / Embraer and Textron Avitaion for the Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Program. According to the press release, the last Request for Proposal will be shared in December 2018. The statement also includes a description of the fact that the file is still being worked on but talks with potential suppliers will be carried out so that the necessary timings can be reached. Sierra Nevada...
  • Additional Broncos to Pacific
    Additional Broncos to Pacific 25 July 2018
    The Philippines wants to increase aerial COIN (Counterinsurgency) capability. In this context, Philippines requested four additional Rockwell OV-10 Bronco from the US, had previously supplied two OV-10As and two OV-10Gs. The Philippines, which plans to replace these aircraft with the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano from the end of 2019, has already received two Cessna 208B Grand Caravans and 12 FA-50s, all adapted for ISR missions. Philippines who struggle with a struggling t...
  • Czech Nominee for Light Attack
    Czech Nominee for Light Attack 17 July 2018
    Aero Vodochody announced that the new variant of L-159 jet trainer is developing. The platform, called F/A-259 Striker, is being developed for the USAF for OA-X light attack aircraft. In June, the company signed a cooperation agreement with IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) for the development of an advanced variant of the L-159, the new platform will be ready for delivery in 2020. This platform will be equipped with a fourth generation avionics suite. Company also noted that t...
  • Mali obtains four Super Tucanos
    Mali obtains four Super Tucanos 13 July 2018
    The Malian Air Force formally inaugurated four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft. Embraer announced in July 2015 that Mali had ordered six Super Tucanos, but later the order was reduced to four aircraft due to financial problems. The Malian presidency said the aircraft were entirely funded by the country. The Super Tucanos are armed with 12.7 mm machine guns and can carry 70 mm rocket pods and 250 kg bombs. The presidency indicated that Mali has also acquired 20 mm canno...
  • 2nd Phase Began in Light Attack Experiment
    2nd Phase Began in Light Attack Experiment 10 May 2018
    The US Air Force has launched the second phase of a light attack experiment at Holloman Air Force Base on 7 may which is being conducted to ensure rapid procurement process and to gather additional information about aircraft capabilities, as well as partner nation interoperability, prior to a potential light attack purchase. The Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine began an open-ended series of experiments at Holloman AFB.&n...
  • Two New Super Tucanos Delivered to Chilean Air Force
    Two New Super Tucanos Delivered to Chilean Air Force 23 March 2018
    Chilean Air Force has received two more new Embraer A-29B Super Tucano light strike aircraft in mid-March, senior military sources in Santiago reported. These are part of an order for six Super Tucanos, in addition to 12 A-29Bs Chile ordered in August 2008 and received between 2009-2010 under a $120 million contract. The Brazilian aerospace manufacturer also said that deliveries would be concluded in 2018. 
  • Obama Put On Hold, Trump Gave Green Light
    Obama Put On Hold, Trump Gave Green Light 29 December 2017
    Nigeria has received letters of offer and acceptance from the US Ambassador to proceed with the purchase of A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft. The sale had been previously put on hold by the Obama administration over human rights concerns following the bombing by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) of a refugee camp in January. The Nigerian government have until February 20, 2018 to accept the $593 million package which includes 12 Super Tucanos alongside weapons, support servic...
  • Super Tucano Order by Philippines
    Super Tucano Order by Philippines 1 December 2017
    Embraer announced yesterday a firm order of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counter-insurgency missions. Deliveries will start in 2019. 
  • A-29 Order By Afghan Forces
    A-29 Order By Afghan Forces 27 October 2017
    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security have received orders from the US Air Force’s (USAF) A-29 Afghanistan Program for six more A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The A-29 is used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance, and other A-29 Afghanistan Program operations. 
  • First Bite At The Cherry
    First Bite At The Cherry 15 August 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) hopes to reap the first fruits of Le Bourget with Pakistan Air Force's close air support aircraft tender. Pakistani officials showed particular interest in Hürkuş and gathered information on the platform during the exhibition in Paris. According to Kokpit.aero, TAI is to offer Hürkuş C for this tender. The EMB 314 Super Tucano, developed by US-based Sierra Nevada Corporation and IOMAX's Archangel are also expected t...
  • "Light" Support to Nigeria 4 August 2017
    USA has approved the procurement of A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft for $ 593 million to Nigeria. It is planned to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano to Nigeria for sale under FMS. The supply package includes 12 aircraft, as well as training and technical support. It is aimed to make the operations of Nigeria's Boko Haram terror organization more effective by using the aircraft with advanced targeting systems and the weapon payload. Nigeria has demanded these aircraft in 2015 ...
  • Super Tucanos Arrived in Kabul
    Super Tucanos Arrived in Kabul 21 March 2017
    According to the US Department of Defence press release yesterday, four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) have arrived in Kabul. With this addition, the Air Force's inventory of the light-attack aircraft rised from eight to 12.  Four of the current A-29s arrived in Afghanistan in January 2016 and another four in April 2016. A US-funded $427 million contract calls for a total of 20 A-29s to be delivered to Afghanistan by 2018. ...
  • Bolivia Considers 'Super Tucano'
    Bolivia Considers 'Super Tucano' 22 November 2016
    Bolivia considers acquisition of Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano aircraft according to Brazillian Defence Minister’s statement on 17 November. Bolivian President confirmed that they will purchase new aircraft but did not specified the type. 
  • Additional Super Tucano Order by Afghanistan
    Additional Super Tucano Order by Afghanistan 11 October 2016
    Afghanistan is to purchase an additional four A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft under the previously signed contract for 20 platforms. Disclosed on 7 October, the Afghan Air Force’s (AAF) new order will be delivered within 18 to 20 months upon signing the contract. Embraer Defense & Security partnered with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) for the production of first order and although the bid is open to other manufacturers, they will probably be the contracting party for the ad...
  • USAF in search for a new CAS 14 March 2016
    The USAF is in search of a variety of options to replace the A-10 Warthog which was introduced in 1975 for its Close Air Support (CAS) requirements. Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine, Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano, and Textron AirLand’s Scorpion existing aircrafts are candidate to CAS aircraft. A study will investigate whether a new clean-sheet design is required. An alternative option could involve a derivative of the T-X Advance Trainer, however with the T-X program not due until 20...