The A-29: The gold standard for light attack, combat and reconnaissance aircraft

The A-29 Super Tucano is the gold standard for light attack, combat and reconnaissance aircraft. Built in the U.S. by Sierra Nevada Corporation and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security, the A-29 has been selected by 16 air forces worldwide including Afghanistan and Lebanon. The A-29 is a versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft and is known for its rugged and durable design, which allows it to perform operations from unimproved runways and at forward operating bases in austere environments and rugged terrain. The A-29 is the only light attack aircraft in the world with a U.S. Air Force Military Type Certificate.

The A-29 is the ideal light attack aircraft solution. With an active production line and low operation and sustainment costs, the A-29 can easily transition into the field to enhance warfighter support and bring greater value and affordability to the customer.

  • Built to perform from unimproved runways in austere environments & rugged terrain
  • Combat-proven and selected by 14 air forces worldwide
  • Cost effective with low maintenance footprint
  • Only aircraft in its class with a U.S. Military Type Certificate
Recent News

Insurgency: Will A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Jets Change the Game?

The arrival, last week, of six A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets (in Nigeria), the first batch of 12 ordered by the federal government from the United States, raised hopes that the fighter planes would make a difference in the raging war against insurgency and banditry… Read the full article at

AFSOCs Newest A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Closer to Final Delivery

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security reached another milestone in production of the second of three A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Combat Aviation Advisor (CAA) mission for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The aircraft landed, Code 1, at SNC’s Centennial, Colorado, modification facilities February 23, 2021. Read the full release…

A-29 Super Tucano Light Attack Aircraft in Nigerian Air Force Jungle Paint Scheme

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security released photographs of one of 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack, combat and reconnaissance aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) painted in a jungle paint scheme. Read the full release at