Embraer announced an order for six of their A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft by the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
“We are honored to be selected by the Philippine Air Force, our second operator in the Asia-Pacific region, and with the confidence expressed by our customer”, said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “The Super Tucano is the best light attack aircraft in the market and we are confident that it will accomplish with excellence the missions it was selected for”.
The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency missions. Deliveries will start in 2019. – PR Newswire
The A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft is being used by 14 air forces worldwide including the Afghan Air Force.
Featured image of an Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano flying over Kabul, Afghanistan, Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry Reid Jr.