February 28, 2013
U.S. Air Force selects the A-29 Super Tucano for Light Air Support program
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected the Embraer Defense and Security’s A-29 Super Tucano for its Light Air Support (LAS) program. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor, and will be used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance, and light air support operations. After a thorough rebidding process, the USAF considered the overall solution offered by Embraer Defense and Security and SNC to be the superior choice for this critical mission.