USAF Orders Six More A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft For Afghanistan Ops

This article appeared on the Defense World website on Oct. 25, 2017. Sierra Nevada and its partner Embraer have received orders from the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) A-29 Afghanistan Program for six more A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The A-29 is used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance, and other A-29 Afghanistan Program operations. Production…

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Release: U.S. Air Force Adds Six More A-29 Aircraft to A-29 Afghanistan Program Fleet

SPARKS, Nev., Oct. 25, 2017 — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its partner Embraer Defense & Security have received orders from the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) A-29 Afghanistan Program for six more A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The A-29 is used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance, and other A-29 Afghanistan Program operations. Production of these six…

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McCain praises Air Force light-attack experiment

The following article published in InsideDefense.com August 09, 2017 Courtney Albon Three industry teams are putting their light-attack capabilities on display this week during an experimentation exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer are teaming to offer the A-29 Super Tucano, Textron will offer the Scorpion jet and subsidiary Beechcraft’s…

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Field of Dreams – A Farm-League Approach to OA-X

The Moneyball concept helps identify talent and predict potential, but “superior knowledge doesn’t guarantee greater effectiveness.” To improve the odds of prospects achieving their full potential, general managers often wait years before introducing top draft picks to the big leagues… The light attack concept, or OA-X, is indeed a legitimate prospect.

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The U.S. Air Force’s OA-X Light Attack Aircraft Competition Is Heating Up

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its Brazilian partner Embraer Defense & Security have been invited to participate in the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X light attack aircraft demonstration this summer. The two companies will submit the A-29 Super Tucano counter-insurgency aircraft—which the Air Force had previously selected for its Light Air Support program in 2013 to equip the Afghan Air Force—for the demonstration effort. The OA-X Capability Assessment of Non-Developmental Light Attack Platforms will begin this July at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.

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