Indonesia Selects the Armed Super Tucano as Bronco Successor

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The U.S. Air Force selects A-29 Super Tucano for the Light Attack Aircraft Program. Photo: Embraer
Defense Update Aerospace Channel 11/2010

Indonesia will be the first Asia-Pacific country to order the Super Tucano. Indonesia plans to field eight Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft to replace its aging Rockwell OV-10 Broncos. Indonesia was planning to buy 16 aircraft but will settle for the near term on eight. The Broncos 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 a COIN role. Photo: Embraer

Indonesia is the first Asian country to operate Super Tucano in a COIN role. Photo: Embraer