Indonesia receives first four Super Tucanos

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Embraer has delivered four EMB-314 Super Tucano counterinsurgency aircraft to the Indonesian air force, which becomes the first operator of the type in the Asia-Pacific region.

The initial deliveries date from a 2010 order for eight Super Tucanos. These were supplemented by a second deal for a further eight aircraft signed at the Farnborough air show in July.

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Indonesia will use the Super Tucanos to replace its fleet of Rockwell OV-10 Broncos.

Deliveries of the first batch should be completed in 2013. That would be followed shortly by the second batch, which is set to be delivered starting in 2014. All eight aircraft in the second batch will be delivered in 2014.