PAF's brand new Super Tucano attack planes to be delivered in Feb 2020

PAF's brand new Super Tucano attack planes to be delivered in Feb 2020




Good news for the modernizing Philippine Air Force.
The Department of National Defense just announced that the Brazilian made all brand new light attack aircraft Embraer A-29 “Super Tucano” will finally be delivered early next year.

"All 'Super Tucano' units will be delivered by first quarter (of 2020) or by February," DND spokesperson Arsenio Andolong said.
Embraer A-29B Super Tucano
(photo credit to owner)

The much awaited six Embraer A-29B Super Tucano ordered by the Department of national Defense (DND) for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is expected to beef up the remaining ageing North American Rockwell OV-10 “bronco attack” aircraft still being used by the PAF in strike missions against the insurgents.


The Super Tucano is described as “turboprop aircraft is designed for light attack, counter-insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training.

It was designed to be highly operable in high temperature and humidity conditions in extremely rugged terrain, the "Super Tucano" is also highly maneuverable, has a low heat signature and incorporates 4th generation avionics and weapons system to deliver precision-guided munitions.
These “birds” is in line with the PAFs PAF’s Close Air Support Aircraft Acquisition Project under Horizon 1 phase of the Revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act.
The contract for the six "Super Tucano" was issued late 2017 and is worth PHP4.968 billion.




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