The UAE Armed Forces has announced a contract to modernize and upgrade its air tractor light attack aircraft in a contract worth AED 41.32 million (USD 11 million).
The air tractor light attack aircraft are used in counter-terrorism operations as a low cost alerternative to fight jets.
The UAE had purchased 24 of the planes and some of them have been deployed in the operations in Yemen.
Originating as crop chemical sprayers in the US, the Air Tractor AT-802 has found success around the world as light attack aircraft equipped with cannons, bombs and missiles.
US firms Air Tractor and L3 will be offering their jointly developed AT-802L Longsword aircraft to participate in the fly-off at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico on Aug. 8 and 9
The US State Department has approved sale of 12 Air Tractor AT- 802L aircraft and two AT-504 trainer aircraft with weapons and related support to the Government of Kenya for $418 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on January 19, 2017
The Air Tractor AT-802U today completed its transatlantic flight, from Newfoundland to the Azores to England, to display its new capabilities at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. Air Tractor and Air Tractor Military Dealer CAV (Combined Air Ventures LLC) will display the aircraft and demonstrate its new electronics, sensors and weapons
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