Tag Archives: A-29 Super Tucano

USAF Advances Textron, Sierra Nevada/Embraer Offerings to 2nd Light Attack Experimentation Phase

The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to further test non-developmental aircraft offerings from Textron Aviation and the Sierra Nevada–Embraer team through the second phase of the Light Attack Experiment program. The service branch said Friday it will continue to experiment with Textron’s AT-6 Wolverine as well as Sierra Nevada and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano at Davis-Monthan Air Force …

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Sierra Nevada-Embraer Team to Join Air Force Light Attack Aircraft Demo

The U.S. Air Force has invited a team composed of Sierra Nevada and Embraer‘s defense and security business to participate in the service branch’s OA-X light attack aircraft demonstration in July at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. Sierra Nevada said Friday the two companies will jointly showcase the A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft at …

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Air Force Eyes Textron, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica Planes to Supplement A-10 Fleet

The U.S. Air Force wants to test four aircraft platforms from Textron, Embraer and Leonardo-Finmeccanica in an effort to augment the service branch’s fleet of A-10 Warthogs, The Witchita Eagle reported Wednesday. Jerry Siebenmark writes the Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office looks to conduct a 135-day test of Textron’s Scorpion …

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Air Force Examines Potential Close-Air Support Aircraft Models for Light Attack Missions

The U.S. Air Force has examined two close-air support aircraft models to perform light attack missions and potentially serve as a short-term replacement for the service branch’s current fleet, FlightGlobal reported Sunday. Leigh Giangreco writes Air Force has investigated Beechcraft’s AT-6 and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano as possible short-term replacements to its Fairchild …

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