Embraer Defense & Security and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana have signed a contract for the acquisition of five A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops.
The contract includes logistic support for the operation of these aircraft as well as the set-up of a training system for pilots and mechanics in Ghana that will provide the autonomy of the Ghana Air Force in preparing qualified personnel.
The A-29 Super Tucano will be deployed for advanced training, border surveillance and internal security missions.
The A-29 Super Tucano is currently used by ten air forces in three continents. It was also selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) for its Light Air Support (LAS) program.
After more than ten years in action, the Super Tucano has gained a performance record of over 230,000 flight hours and 30,000 combat hours.
Embraer has received more than 210 firm orders and has delivered more than 190 aircraft.
The Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft that is capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including close air support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
With more than 130 weapons configurations certified, it is equipped with advanced electronic, electro-optic, infrared and laser system technologies, as well as secure radio systems with data links and unrivalled munitions capacity.
The contract will come into effect once certain conditions have been fulfilled. These conditions are expected to be fulfilled during the second half of 2015.