Sierra Nevada and Embraer today rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft for U.S Air Force, the companies announced in a joint press release.
The aircraft also works as an advanced trainer, is the first of 20 that are being delivered to the U.S. Air Force for its Light Air Support (LAS) program to support the stability of Afghanistan as it assumes increased responsibility for security with the redeployment of NATO forces.
“We look forward to continuing to deliver on time and on budget this important capability for Afghanistan now and into the future to ensure both the successful withdrawal of U.S. troops and the safety and security of the entire region,” SNC’s CEO Fatih Ozmen said.
“The Super Tucano is a robust and powerful turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of missions and, in more than ten years of operations, it has confirmed to be a cost-effective airpower solution for nations around the world,” President and CEO Embraer Defense & Security Jackson Schneider said.
“This first aircraft delivery is a significant milestone for the A-29 program,” said U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Eric Fick. “This delivery represents the birth of an important capability for Afghanistan, and we are very pleased Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer were able to deliver the aircraft on time to meet the start of Air Advisor Training at Moody Air Force Base.”
DynCorp International and Sierra Nevada Corporations Integrated Mission Systems today announced a strategic alliance to provide mission critical services to customers worldwide. As part of the alliance, the two companies will jointly establish a Fixed-Wing Center of Excellence in Huntsville, Ala
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully completed its second airborne demonstration for its Multi Sensor Detect Sense and Avoid (MSDSA) program using a prototype radar sensor. This new Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) sensor, utilized on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), repeatedly detected and tracked airborne intruders resulting in over 60 seconds of avoidance time, exceeding the program requirements
Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC), have announced “in sourcing” of aerospace jobs to the U.S
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev
Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nev
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Sierra Nevada has won a $41 million U.S
The United States has delivered four A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Afghan Air Force. Afghanistans Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told the Pajhwok Afghan News agency on Friday that the jets would help bolster the countrys Air Force
Embraer has sold more than 250 Super Tucano light attack and surveillance aircraft on the back of growing demand for inexpensive, low maintenance fighter aircraft operating in a low threat environment. Several variants of the Super Tucano aircraft are in service with air forces in Angola, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Indonesia
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Tuesday approved the sale of six Embraer A-29 Super Tucano counter-insurgency aircraft to the Lebanese military for an estimated $462 million. The Super Tucanos are designed for light attack and aerial surveillance aimed at mountain terrains
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won $17 million follow-on Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract from the US Army to manufacture Mobile Tower Systems (MOTS). The contract includes production of five AN/TSQ-135 MOTS, as well as engineering and sustainment services for the mobile air traffic service system
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