PH Air Force’s Super Tucanos may arrive late July 2020

PH Air Force’s Super Tucanos may arrive late July 2020




Good News…again for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) as another important part of its modernization efforts with respect to its flying assets is set to arrive in the country.
MaxDefense Philippines announced that the “Super Tucano delivery pushed back again by 2.5 weeks, for still unconfirmed reasons. Expected arrival of the 6 aircraft moved to late July 2020.”


The said news was posted in its Facebook account today (June 19).

Embraer A-29B Super Tucano
(photo credit to owner)


It was reported earlier by MaxDefense that the ordered Brazilian made - Embraer A-29B Super Tucano close air support aircraft for Philippine Air Force (PAF) are expected to be delivered in early July 2020.
The Philippines ordered six (6) Super Tucanos from Brazil, this is in pursuance of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program – Horizon 1.
The Philippine Air Force’s (PAF’s) 15th Strike Wing which was recently made under the newly activated Air Combat Command (ACC) of the air force, will be the future home of the Super Tucanos once commissioned to service by the PAF.


According to Embraer, the aircraft in PAF service will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency missions.
“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 in 2017. “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 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.





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