The first A-29 Super Tucano to be assigned to Moody AFB, Ga., was delivered to the Air Force during a roll out ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 25, 2014. Embraer Defense and Security photo.
Sierra Nevada Corporation
and Embraer Defense and Security delivered the first United States-built A-29
Super Tucano light air support aircraft to the US Air Force during a ceremony
Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a company release. It
is the first of 20 such aircraft that will eventually call Moody AFB, Ga., home. The
named the US training location for the Afghan air force’s A-29 pilots and
maintainers in late August. “The Super Tucano is a robust and powerful
turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of missions,” said
Jackson Schneider, Embraer Defense and Security CEO and president. Jackson noted that over 10-plus years of operations the A-29 has proven “to be a
cost-effective airpower solution for nations around the world.”
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