Lebanon today acquired six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop light attack aircraft from Embraer.
The contract includes logistics support for aircraft operation as well as a complete training system for Lebanese Air Force pilots and mechanics, the company announced today at the Dubai Air Show.
The sale was approved in June by the US State Department. The aircraft sale is part of a larger, more comprehensive package, including infrastructure improvements that will be fulfilled by other parties not involved in the Embraer/SNC partnership.
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a range of light air support (LAS) missions, even operating from unimproved runways.
The Lebanese Armed Forces operated Hawker Hunter and Dassault Mirage and a few Cessna 208B Caravans earlier.
Embraers certification for the KC-390 tanker-transport has delayed to the second half of 2017. Further, Embraer is planning to deliver the first KC-390 cargo jets in the first half of 2018, extending a deadline originally set for the end of 2016
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
Lebanon has received the final four of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from Sierra Nevada Corp and Embraer. The delivery comes two months ahead of schedule and completes the original order of six aircraft
Lebanon will get six MD 530G light attack helicopters, six Scan Eagle drones and communication and night vision equipment under a United States government $120 million aid program. The aid is intended to boost border security and counter-terrorism work, the US ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard said on Wednesday after she met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, local media reported
Embraer announced today a firm order of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). “After a comprehensive bidding process participated by several manufacturers and complying with the stringent evaluation processes the Super Tucano was selected as part of the PAFs ongoing modernization plan,” an Embraer statement said Friday
Sierra Nevada and its partner Embraer have received orders from the U.S
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The US Army has sent 50 Bradley armored vehicles to Lebanon army. The army is preparing a separate battle against terrorist groups, Baalbek and Al-Qeeda
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