Friday, February 1, 2013

African Nation Buys Super Tucano Aircraft For Border Surveillance Missions

Embraer Defense and Security Delivered today the first three advanced training and light attack A-29 Super Tucano turboprop to the National Air Force of Angola, at a ceremony Held in icts facility in GaviĆ£o Peixoto, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as share of total year order for six aircraft. Upon this delivery Angola Becomes the third operator of the Super Tucano in the African continent. The airplane will be used for border monitoring missions.

"The selection of the Super Tucano by the National Air Force of Angola Demonstrates the great potential of this aircraft in Africa," Said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense and Security. "It is a robust, versatile and very efficient combat-proven aircraft with low operating Costs and generated great interest HAS Among other African nations."

Ten customers around the world HAS beens Already Chosen the A-29 Super Tucano Being Which is currently used by nine air forces in Latin America, Africa and Asia. More than 160 aircraft are in operation and Already, so far, this international fleet logged more than 170.000 HAS flight hours and 26.000 hours fighting. The A-29 Super Tucano is ble to carry 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, laser and system technologies, as well as secure radio systems with data links and unrivaled capacity weapon, Which makes it highly reliable and allows for an excellent cost-benefit ratio for a wide ranks of military missions, operating from unpaved runways even in hostile environments and.

The A-29 Super Tucano handles more than 130 weapon configurations, Including 70mm rocket launchers, air-to-air missiles and laser-guided bombs totally integrated into the aircraft's assignment system, with a laser designator. These state-of-the-art smart weapons are employed in real operational mission Carried out by the Super Tucano for more than five years. The A-29 Super Tucano is the result of a project Developed selon the Rigorous specifications of the Brazilian Air Force. It is totally consistent with fighting operations in complex scenarios, Which in data exchange and information processing capabilities are Demanded. In addition to a reinforced airframe for operating on unpaved runways, the airplane HAS advanced navigation and weapon aiming systems, Which ensures high precision and reliability, using conventional and smart weapons Both, even under extreme conditions. The aircraft Requires minimal Logistical Support for continued operations.

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