Brazil’s Embraer sells 8 Super Tucano A-29 fighters to Indonesia

11 July 2012

Embraer Defesa e Segurança sold eight A-29 Super Tucano turbo-prop light fighter aircraft to the Indonesian Air Force under the terms of a contract signed Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow, in the United Kingdom.

Indonesia is due to start receiving the first four aircraft in August of this year and the second lot will be delivered in 2014.

The A-29 Super Tucano was selected by Indonesia to carry out a wide range of missions including observation, interception and counter-insurrection, and the acquisition if part of the plan to modernise equipment in the Indonesian Armed Forces between 2009 and 2014.

Embraer Defesa e Segurança is a business unit of Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer), which was founded over 40 years ago and plays a strategic role in the Brazilian defence system, providing over 70 percent of the fixed wing fleet of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). (macauhub)