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. The first two arrived in October 2017, Sierra Nevada said in a statement Tuesday.
In addition to providing the aircraft, the SNC/Embraer team is also contracted to provide logistics support, training, spares and support equipment. This latest aircraft delivery comes just days after the graduation of the second Lebanese pilot training class at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.
“This marks the second early delivery of A-29 aircraft to a US partner nation this year,” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop light attack aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of light air support (LAS) missions, to include routine operations from unimproved runways.
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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
Defense Minister Song Young-moo discussed defence cooperation and equipment sales with Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon where South Korean troops are based during his visit last week. Song met with Oman Defense Minister Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi in Muscat on Saturday where South Korea's Cheonghae Unit, deployed in the Gulf of Aden to counter pirates, is based
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 United States has delivered a shipment of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets to Lebanon for an approximate price of $16 million. These APKWS laser-guided rockets are a key component for the Lebanese Air Forces new A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft, the US Embassy in Beirut confirmed the delivery on Twitter Wednesday
Sierra Nevada Corp has been awarded a $329,076,750 contract to manufacture 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force. The total amount of the contract is approved at $344,727,439 to include a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for six of the aircraft
Boeing and Embraer are in talks to set up an assembly line for the production of KC-390 cargo jets in the United States. The two aircraft manufacturers announced a deal for sales and services partnership on the new KC-390 jets through a separate defense venture that they said was likely to eventually receive a joint investment in July,
Sierra Nevada (SNC) has submitted its Sierra Force helicopter in its final bid and proposal to replace the United States Air Forces (USAF) UH-1N Huey fleet. SNC will purchase divested UH-60A helicopters from the US Army
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