Mar 28, 2012

Embraer Sells A-29 Super Tucanos in Africa

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced on Tuesday that it has signed agreements to sell A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to three African nations. The deal is valued at US $180 million dollars.

Embraer A-29 Super Tucano is now used by the air forces of nine countries

Embraer A-29 Super Tucano (Photo: Embraer/

The Air Force of Burkina Faso will receive three units, The Angolan Air Force will receive six units, which will be delivered this year. The Air Force of Mauritania also made a request but the deal has not been finalized.

”The Super Tucano has a high degree of efficiency with low operating costs. Its ability to perform surveillance missions and counter-insurgency makes it ideal for operations in Africa,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense and Security, in a statement.

Including this new order, the number of nations using the A-29 Super Tucano in their air forces is nine.

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