The Indonesian air force ordered eight A-29 Super Tucano high-performance military turboprop aircraft for light attack and tactical training from South American aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. in São José Dos Campos, Brazil. Embraer made the announcement Monday at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England.
The order also includes a flight simulator for training Indonesian military pilots. In August 2012, Indonesia will receive the first four airplanes from the initial batch of eight aircraft ordered in November 2010. Deliveries the other set of eight ordered today are scheduled for 2014.
This order brings the total number of aircraft that Embraer has sold at Farnborough to 15. On Monday Embraer sold five Embraer 190 regional jets to China’s Hebei Airlines.
The Indonesian air force will use the A-29 Super Tucano for a broad range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, aerial intercepts, and counter-insurgency.
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