Embraer Bags Service Contract for Philippines' A-29 "Super Tucano" Aircraft

  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 08:47 AM, March 1, 2023
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Embraer Bags Service Contract for Philippines' A-29
Embraer Super Tucano aircraft

Embraer of Brazil has bagged a service agreement to provide support for the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) fleet of six A-29 "Super Tucano" attack aircraft.
This agreement will provide support for "more than 200-part numbers" of the Super Tucano aircraft in PAF service, Embraer said in a statement today.
The PAF's six A-29 attack aircraft were delivered in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Four of the aircraft arrived on Sept. 19, 2020, and the remaining two on Oct. 1 of the same year.
The "Super Tucano" is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter-insurgency, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance missions in low-threat environments, as well as providing pilot training.
The contract for the PAF's six A-29s was worth PHP4.97 billion and was issued in late 2017.

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