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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


2018

12 September 2018 | Defense-Aerospace

Wildcat Makes First Landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

A Wildcat helicopter has landed on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The aircraft carrier will shortly be at sea off the coast of the United States, having arrived in Florida last week, to conduct flight trials. The ship will be joined by HMS Monmouth during the trials, the Type 23...

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12 September 2018 | Flight Global

Spain plans to take more NH90 helicopters

Spain's government has given approval for the acquisition of an additional 23 NH Industries NH90 troop transport helicopters.

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11 September 2018 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia Delivers Four Su-30SM to Operational Squadrons in Kursk

It is reported that four Su-30SM jet fighters have entered the service with an air regiment stationed in Kursk region, Western Military District. Pilots received four 4++ generation jet fighters at the Irkut Plant and made a flight from the airfield to home station. In 2017, the first squadron...

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10 September 2018 | Flight Global

​Japan cleared to buy nine additional E-2Ds

The US government has cleared Tokyo to obtain nine additional Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft.

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10 September 2018 | Boeing

Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for Fourth KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 10, 2018 – The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers. Boeing received its first two production lots, for 7 and 12 aircraft, in August 2016. The third lot, for 15 aircraft, was awarded in January 2017.

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10 September 2018 | USAF

Moody A-10 engine maintainers make history

For the first time, Moody’s 23rd Maintenance Squadron’s propulsion flight accomplished an unprecedented feat by ensuring every TF34 engine in their fleet is repaired to serviceable status.

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10 September 2018 | Flight Global

AVIC rolls out first FTC-2000G light fighter

AVIC has rolled out the first FTC-2000G, a light combat variant of its FTC-2000 trainer.

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7 September 2018 | Flight Global

India's Tejas clears in-flight refuelling hurdle

India s long-delayed Tejas programme has successfully demonstrated the ability of a specially modified Mk1 example of the fighter to undergo air-to-air refuelling behind an Ilyushin Il-78MKI tanker.

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6 September 2018 | Combat Aircraft

F-35Bs join Middle East operations

US Marine Corps F-35Bs of VMFA-211 ‘Avengers’, embarked with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) are operating with US Central Command for the first time. The USS Essex is now in…Read more ›

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4 September 2018 | NATO News

Italy takes up NATO air patrols over Iceland

Four Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets have arrived at Iceland’s Keflavik Air Base, and from today (4 September 2018) they will help ensure the safety of Iceland’s airspace. Over the next few weeks, the Italian pilots will provide intercept capabilities and train together with the Icelandic Coast Guard and the NATO Control and Reporting Centre. The Italian jets will complement the air surveillance which Iceland executes with its four remote radar and communication sites.

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