Embraer A-29 Super Tucano To Receive Ballistic Protection From TenCate

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:14 PM, November 20, 2013
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TenCate has been selected by Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft.

The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor for the aircraft. No financial details will be published.

The Embraer EMB 314 - also named A-29 Super Tucano - is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter-insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training. It is currently in service with the air forces of Angola, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Mauritania. The A-29 has been ordered by Senegal and the United States. February 27, 2013, the U.S. Air Force announced that it has selected the Embraer Defense and Security's A-29 Super Tucano for its Light Air Support program.

Steen Tanderup, managing director of TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA states: "Embraer's decision for supplier selection in this major high-end aerospace aircraft confirms that TenCate Advanced Armour has developed into a fully accepted tier 1 aerospace armour company. The EN9100 certified facility of TenCate in France is providing the design, development and production of dedicated high quality aerospace ballistic protection for a number of high-profile helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft projects. This production plant is at the required level and will further evolve in the near future. In this way TenCate will contribute to increase the protection of aircrews and aircraft platforms in hostile environments".

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