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 Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. The aircraft will be used for border surveillance missions.
“The Super Tucano has combat proven experience, is versatile and extremely efficient, and offers low operation costs,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, president of Embraer Defense and Security. “With this delivery, we are broadening our ties with the African continent, where this aircraft has generated great interest.”
Ten clients throughout the world have already chosen the A-29 Super Tucano. The model, which is being used by seven air forces in Latin America, Africa and Asia, has now surpassed 170,000 flight hours and 26,000 combat hours. The Super Tucano is capable of carrying 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.
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Oct 23, 2012