Angola takes delivery of first three Super Tucano aircraft from Brazil’s Embraer

5 February 2013

Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) last week delivered the first three Super Tucano training and fighter aircraft to the Angolan Air Force at a ceremony held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Brazilian company said.

With this first delivery, which will be followed by delivery of three more aircraft, Angola has become the third African country to use the A-29 Super Tucano, along with Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

The Angolan Air Force will use the turbo-prop aircraft on border patrol missions, and the planes are equipped with infra-red and night vision equipment, as well as secure communications.

Embraer also said that Angola had acquired six Tucanos, which were delivered in 1999, followed by another six in 2004. (macauhub)