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Ukraine shows interest in the Super Tucano

8th September 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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Ukraine may cut its fleet of L-39 Albatros jet trainers in favour of more modern aircraft such as the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano

The Ukrainian Air Force regards the Albatros as an obsolete platform that lacks training capabilities for future pilots. Furthermore, servicing of these 60 aircraft might also prove to be a heavy burden on the future Ukrainian defence budget.

Should Ukraine decide to procure Super Tucano, it could use the aircraft both as a jet trainer and light attack aircraft. However, the latter option would require acquisition of a more advanced version of the aircraft, which would …

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