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Beechcraft Corp. to Protest Again on the US Air Force Decision...

Beechcraft Corporation today announced that it will formally protest to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) recent award of the Light Air Support contract to its Brazilian competitor, Embraer. “We simply don’t understand how the Air Force can justify spending over 40 percent more – over $125 million more – for what we consider to be less capable aircraft,” Bill Boisture, CEO, Beechcraft said.

USAF Determined on Super-Tucano for Afghanistan Even at Higher Cost

US based Sierra Nevada Corp. and Brazilian Embraer will deliver 20 A-29 Super Tucano turboprop powered light air support aircraft to the Afghan Afghan Air Force, under a contract worth US$427 million awarded yesterday by the USAF.

Indonesia Receives Four A-29 Super Tocanos

Embraer Defense and Security has today delivered four light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Indonesia’s Air Force at a ceremony held in its facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil. Indonesia is the first operator of Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region.

Upgraded AMX A-1M Marks First Flight in Brazil

The prototype of the upgraded AMX, designated A-1M flew today for the first time. The first flight was the kickoff mark for the aircraft’s...

US Air Force Aborts Super-Tocano LAS Selection

The US Air Force is moving to cancel the disputed $355 million Light Air Support (LAS) contract awarded in December 2011 to Sierra Nevada Corp., (SNC). This contract awarded SNC to 20 Brazilian AT-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft made by Embraer Defence. The Afghan Air Force slated these aircraft for light strike operation.

Super Tucano Selected for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support...

The U.S. Air Force announced that it has selected the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano for the Light Air Support (LAS) program and awarded prime contractor SNC a $355 million for the initial 20 aircraft.

Small Weapons for Light Fighters

As the U.S. Air Force is heading for a final selection of a Light Attack and Armed recce (LAAR) aircraft, final evaluation of the Brazilian Embraer A-29 Super Tucano and Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) AT-6 are performed. The AT-6 has been undergoing extensive weapon qualification and operational evaluation outlined in this article

Super Tucano Lands in Jacksonville, Waiting for Federal Contract

A Brazilian Super Tucano aircraft was seen at Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) in Florida on Sunday. The light attack/trainer aircraft would be assembled there...

Embraer Establishes a New Unit Dedicated to Defense & Security Markets

Brazil's Aerospace company Embraer announced the creation of Embraer Defense and Security, a subsidiary focusing  on defense and security markets worldwide. “Brazil has a growing...

Indonesia Selects the Armed Super Tucano as Bronco Successor

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...

Light Attack Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LAAR)

The future light attack/armed reconnaissance aircraft (LAAR) will be fitted with an advanced sensor suite and multiple hardpoints to carry light support weapons, capable...

Hawker Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin Team to Offer the U.S. Air Force...

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) and Lockheed Martin have teamed up, competing for the Air Force LAAR program. Air Tractor is also believed to compete....

Lethal Crop Dusters

U.S. and international air forces are becoming interested and open to utilizing off-the-shelf equipment in low-intensity, counter-insurgency and counter-drug operations in remote areas. The U.S....

Chilean Air Force Opt for Brazilian Super Tucano Trainers

After Brazil and Columbia, Chile becomes the third Latin-American Country to fly the Brazilian Super-Tucano Trainer Following the selection of the Brazilian Super Tucano in...
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