will be the first Asia-Pacific country to order the . plans to field eight light-attack aircraft to replace its aging Rockwell s. Indonesia was planning to buy 16 aircraft but will settle for the near term on eight. The s were built in the 1960s and most are no longer operational. The Indonesian Air Force will receive the first Super Tucanos in 2012. Indonesia evaluated the Super Tucano against a derivative of the KT-1 trainer from Korea Aerospace Industries, already in service with the Indonesian Air Force as a trainer.
Indonesia is the first Asian country to operate Super Tucano in arole. Photo: