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Indonesia signs contract for 2nd batch of Super Tucanos

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A-29 Super Tucanos.An Embraer photo.

FARNBOROUGH, UK (BNS): The Indonesian Air Force has signed a commercial contract for a second batch of eight light attack and tactical training A-29 Super Tucano.

The order also includes a flight simulator that will be used for instructing and training Indonesian pilots, Embraer said in a statement.

Indonesia will receive the first four airplanes in August from the initial batch of eight aircraft ordered in November 2010. Deliveries of the second batch are scheduled for 2014.

Indonesia has selected the A-29 Super Tucano to carry out a broad range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, aerial intercepts, and counter-insurgency.

This acquisition is part of the modernization programme of the Indonesian Defence Force's equipment for years 2009-2014.

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