US gets third light attack turboprop aircraft A-29C Super Tucano

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WASHINGTON — Sierra Nevada Corporation delivered its third and final A-29C Super Tucano aircraft to the US Air Force Special Operations Command [AFSOC], learned, citing DefenseTurk.

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According to the Sierra Nevada Corporation [SNC], the advanced and highly ready A-29 Super Tucano mission is designed for the Combat Aviation Advisory [CAA] mission, which was established to establish an international joint task force of the US Air Force Special Operations Command [AFSOC].

In this context, the first two A-29Cs delivered at the end of March 2022 continue their training with AFSOC at Hurlbert Air Force Base. The standard for light attack and reconnaissance aircraft, the A-29C is manufactured in the United States by SNC and its partner Embraer Defense & Security. Under the signed contract, Sierra Nevada Corporation [SNC] provides ground support equipment, pilot training, contractor logistics support, spare parts, and support services for the program.

“SNC is incredibly proud to partner with the US Air Force to support this critical global mission,” said Ed Topps, senior vice president of Sierra Nevada, Tactical Aircraft Systems and ISR, Aerospace and Security [IAS] programs. With an active production line and low life cycle costs, the A-29C can be easily relocated to the field to increase support for operational units and provide long-overdue capabilities to those on the ground. uses phrases.

Unique to the Combat Aviation Advisory [CAA] mission, the A-29C provides the US Air Force Special Operations Command [AFSOC] with enhanced capabilities to recruit, maintain and integrate partner nation’s assessment, training, advice, support, and supply air forces.


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