Embraer Defense and Security has recently delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesian Air Force (IAF) at a ceremony held in its facility in GaviÃ£o Peixoto, SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.
These four A-29 Super Tucano are from the initial batch of eight aircraft purchased by the IAF in 2010. The IAF has since ordered a second batch of eight Super Tucanos as part of their equipment modernisation exercise, bringing the total number of orders to 16 aircraft.
“We are honoured that the Indonesian Air force has selected the A-29 Super Tucano as the preferred choice in their fleet modernisation programme”, said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense and Security. “The Super Tucano is a mature, proven and missionready aircraft with more than 160 units in operation globally.”