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19 Sep 2007

EMBRAER Delivers 50th A-29 Super Tucano to Brazilian Air Force

Embraer delivered the 50th A-29 Super Tucano out of the 99 aircraft ordered for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft was presented in a ceremony held on September 18, 2007, at the Company’s Gavião Peixoto plant, in Brazil. The ceremony was attended by Luiz Carlos Aguiar, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and Government Market; Aeronautics Commander, General Juniti Saito; and Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO (from left to right on picture)

The Super Tucano, together with the R-99A AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) and the R-99B RS/AGS (Remote Sensoring, Air-to-Ground Surveillance) forms the aerial segment of the Amazon ntegrated Surveillance System (Sistema de Vigilância da Amazônia – SIVAM). The Super Tucano is also part of the basic and advanced training programs for FAB pilots.

Besides the 50 Super Tucano aircraft in action with the FAB, another ten Super Tucanos currently serve with the Colombian Air Force. The Super Tucano is an evolution of the Tucano basic trainer, of which around 650 are in service with 15 air forces, worldwide. The aircraft was designed to operate in various combat scenarios. It has night
vision, smart weaponry, data-link, advanced navigation and weapon aiming systems, as well as a reinforced structure for operations on rough landing fields.
Source: EMBRAER


2019

21 February 2019 | RAF

Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff takes final Tornado flight over Scotland

Nearly 26 years after being introduced at RAF Lossiemouth, the iconic Tornado aircraft returned to Scottish skies for the last time this week.

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18 February 2019 | RAF

Britain to celebrate iconic Tornado during farewell flypast

With almost 40 years of Royal Air Force service coming to an end, the iconic Tornado jet is undertaking a series of finale flypasts around the UK.

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7 February 2019 | RAF

Red Arrows' North American displays revealed

A list of locations where people can see the Red Arrows display during a major tour of North America has been released.

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4 February 2019 | RAF

The end of an era: RAF Tornado returns from Operations for the last time

After almost 40 years serving the UK on military operations across the world, Tornado jets have returned home for the last time.

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24 January 2019 | RAF

Royal Air Force Commemorates Iconic Tornado Fast Jet

The Royal Air Force has released stunning images of a unique aircraft formation to celebrate forty years of service by the Tornado GR4 fast jet.

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7 January 2019 | IHS Jane's

Serbia resumes G-4 Super Galeb upgrade

Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin told media on 29 December that work has resumed on the upgrade of the Soko G-4 Super Galeb single-engine advanced training and light attack aircraft. No further details were provided. In March 2018 the Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) presented the G-4

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3 January 2019 | Flight Global

Modernised Tu-22M3M makes flight debut

Russia's first modernised Tupolev Tu-22M3M strategic bomber got airborne for the first time on 28 December 2018, completing a 37min sortie from the Kazan Aviation Plant.

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3 January 2019 | Boeing

Boeing to Modernize Entire Spanish Chinook Helicopter Fleet

Will remanufacture 17 CH-47D Chinooks to the CH-47F configuration for Spain’s Army

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2018

21 December 2018 | Flight Global

Leonardo flies first production-standard M-345

Leonardo has flown the production-standard version of its M-345 jet trainer, as it works towards service entry with the Italian air force in 2020.

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18 December 2018 | Flight Global

​Tokyo set to become second biggest F-35 operator

The Japanese cabinet has approved a plan to add an additional 105 Lockheed Martin F-35s to its planned fleet of 42 examples, potentially making it the world s second largest F-35 operator.

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