Embraer sells 8 Super Tucano turboprops at Farnborough Tuesday to bring show total to 15

FARNBOROUGH, England, 10 July 2010. The Indonesian air force ordered eight A-29 Super Tucano high-performance military turboprop aircraft for light attack and tactical training from South American aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. in São José Dos Campos, Brazil. Embraer made the announcement Monday at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.

The order also includes a flight simulator for training Indonesian military pilots. In August 2012, Indonesia will receive the first four airplanes from the initial batch of eight aircraft ordered in November 2010. Deliveries the other set of eight ordered today are scheduled for 2014.

This order brings the total number of aircraft that Embraer has sold at Farnborough to 15. On Monday Embraer sold five Embraer 190 regional jets to China’s Hebei Airlines.

The Indonesian air force will use the A-29 Super Tucano for a broad range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, aerial intercepts, and counter-insurgency.

This acquisition is part of the modernization of the Indonesian Defence Force’s equipment from 2009 to 2014, Embraer officials say. The Super Tucano uses modern electronic, optical, infrared, and laser technologies, as well as secure radio communications with datalink.

The high-performance bubble-canopy turboprop also can carry a broad array of weapons, including 12.7-millimeter machine guns mounted in its wings; a 20-millimeter cannon mounted below the fuselage; five hardpoints under the wings and fuselage that can carry rockets, missiles, bombs, and precision-guided munitions.

The Super Tucano's avionics is networked on a MIL-STD-1553 databus, and includes night-vision sensors; laser inertial measurement and global positioning system (GPS navigation; weather stormscope; color multifunction displays; and laser range finder.

The training and combat aircraft can operate from traditional airports or from dirt and grass runways.

For more information contact Embraer online at www.embraer.com, or the Farnborough International Airshow at www.farnborough.com. Also follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence daily Farnborough show coverage online at www.militaryaerospace.com/farnborough-report.

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