The A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft can be used to carry out various missions, including close air support and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).The aircraft is in use with nine air forces around the world and, for more than eight years, has employed state-of-the-art capabilities in operational missions.
The Super Tucano is equipped with advanced electronic, electro-optic, infrared, and laser system technologies, as well as secure radio systems with data links and munitions capacity. It is well suited for a wide range of military missions, even operating from unpaved runways and in hostile environments.
Facts about the A-29 Super Tucano:
- A clean sheet design – built from the ground up for the light air support mission
- A production aircraft – more than 190 ordered and more than 170 built and delivered
- Operational today and performing ISR and close air support missions around the globe
- In use with militaries in nine nations: Angola, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia and Mauritania
- More than 180,000 flight hours logged, including 28,000 combat hours; no combat losses
- Certified for more than 130 munitions configurations
The A-29 Super Tucano has the open design architecture required to keep pace with next-generation avionics, communication, and weapons systems.