Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) has been awarded a $1,808,000,000 contract for potential procurement, sustainment, modifications, ferry, and related equipment for the A-29 light air support attack aircraft.
Work will be performed at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia; and Kabul, Kandahar, and Mazari Sharif Air Bases, Afghanistan. Work is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024, a United States DoD release said. The number of aircraft has not been specified.
This contract involves foreign military sales to Afghanistan. This contract is funded by appropriated Afghanistan Security Forces funds. Funds in the amount of $115,478 are being obligated at the time of award on delivery order 0001 for a site survey in Afghanistan.
The A-29, also called the Super Tucano is a light air support and trainer aircraft developed by Embraer of Brazil. It is built in the US by SNC.
In an earlier contract in 2013 the US Air Force had awarded the light air support contract to SNC to supply 20 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano aircraft as well as ground training devices, pilot and maintenance training and logistic support. The aircraft will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
An Embraer A-29 Super Tucano aircraft crashed during light attack experiment killing a US Navy pilot over the White Sands Missile Range near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M, last Friday
Super-Tucano turboprop aircraft in service with the Afghanistan Air Force dropped laser-guided bombs in the flight against Taliban. “This was the first time that [Afghan] pilots employed guided live bombs utilizing the on-board Forward Looking Infrared system,” Maj
Embraer announced today a firm order for 6 A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft from an undisclosed customer. The aircraft can be used for tactical and advanced training as well as light attack and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions
The Afghan Air Force has received four more A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft on Monday, bringing the AAF A-29 inventory from eight to 12 aircraft in country. There are still seven A-29s assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga
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
Sierra Nevada Corp won a $23 million modification contract to upgrade two Saudi Arabian King Air 350 extended range aircraft. The upgrade includes equipping the aircraft with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance/synthetic aperture radar capability; one transportable ground station; one fixed ground station; and one mission system trainer, the US DoD announced in a statement on Wednesday
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