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Super Tucanos are finally Philippines bound

1st December 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


On the final day of November, the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer announced that it had been awarded ‘a firm order' of six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

Embraer said that deliveries will start in 2019, with the 15th Strike Wing of the PAF based at Danilo Atienza Air Base, Sangley Point, Cavite, primed to operate them.

The contract under the auspices of the Horizon 1 modernisation plan is believed to be worth $99 million.

Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, commented: ‘We are honoured to be

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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