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LAAD: Embraer builds on Super Tucano success

Embraer built on its confirmation of a six-aircraft Super Tucano deal with Guatemala during the Latin American Aerospace and Defence show in Rio de Janeiro on 10 April by also signing contracts to sell three examples to Senegal and support its home nation’s inventory of the armed turboprop and trainer.

Also covering the provision of a pilot and maintainer training system and logistics support services to the Senegal air force, the African nation’s contract will lead to the aircraft being used for "border surveillance and internal security missions," Embraer says.

The company’s $127 million integrated logistical support programme deal with the Brazilian air force will provide a range of services linked to the service’s 92 A-29 Super Tucanos, which are operated in the light attack and trainer configurations. The fixed-price, performance-based arrangement will result in the service benefiting from increased capability and mission readiness, Embraer says.



At the show, Guatemala confirmed that it will acquire six Super Tucanos via a $169 million financing package, some four years after it first selected the type, which will replace its air force’s aged Cessna A-37B Dragonfly light-attack aircraft.

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