Lebanon Receives Final Four A-29 Super Tucanos from Sierra Nevada, Embraer

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Lebanon Receives Final Four A-29 Super Tucanos from Sierra Nevada, Embraer
A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft seen in Hamat air base, Lebanon (Image: VOA News)

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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