News: First Super Tucanos for Mauritania
By Richard Benedikz on 23 October 2012, 14:15
Embraer Defense and Security delivered the first A-29 Super Tucano turboprops to the Air Force of Mauritania.
The aircraft will be used for border surveillance missions.
The model is being used by seven air forces in Latin America, Africa and Asia and has now surpassed 170,000 flight hours and 26,000 combat hours. The Super Tucano is capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency. The aircraft is equipped with advanced electronic, electro-optic, infrared, and laser system technologies, as well as secure radio systems with data links and unrivalled weapon capacity, which makes it highly reliable and allows for an excellent cost-benefit ratio for a wide range of military missions, even operating from unpaved runways and in hostile environments.
The A-29 Super Tucano handles more than 130 weapon configurations, including 70mm rocket launchers, air-to-air missiles and laser-guided bombs, totally integrated into the aircraft’s mission system, with a laser designator. These state-of-the-art smart weapons are employed in real operational missions carried out by the Super Tucano for more than five years.