SNC, Embraer Complete Early Delivery of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft to Lebanese Air Force for Close Air Support Role

SPARKS, Nev. (June 12, 2018) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security today confirmed delivery of four A-29 Super Tucanos to the Republic of Lebanon. The delivery comes two months ahead of schedule and completes the original order of six aircraft. The first two A-29s arrived in country in October 2017. All…

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Enhanced Afghan Air Force strike capability

The full version of this article can be found at Centcom.mil. By 1st Lt. Erin Recanzone, Train Advise Assist Command 5.22.18 “The recent addition of laser-guided bomb strike capability is huge for the Afghan Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron Commander. “The Taliban like to hide…

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SNC/Embraer Team Delivers Two Additional U.S.-Built A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft to A-29 Afghanistan Program

Two A-29 Super Tucano aircraft were delivered this week to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in support of the A-29 Afghanistan Program. The aircraft, which were delivered almost five months earlier than expected, are produced by prime contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in partnership with Embraer Defense & Security in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Afghan A-29 pilots drop laser-guided bomb in combat

This article can be read on Defense News. By Kyle Rempfer March 27, 2018 The Afghan Air Force dropped its first laser-guided bomb in combat on a Taliban compound in Farah province, Afghanistan, on March 22. The pilots dispatched a GBU-58 — a 250-pound laser-guided bomb — from an A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft out…

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