USAF Selects Super Tucano

The U.S. Air Force has selected the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano for its Light Air Support (LAS) program.

The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor and will be used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations.

The Embraer Defense and Security and SNC won the contract after a thorough rebidding process by the USAF.

The USD 427 million contract is for 20 Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft, as well as ground-based equipment to support pilot training and all maintenance/supply requirements. The aircraft will be built in Jacksonville, Florida.

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