Philippine Air Force (PAF) has placed an order with Embraer for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft.
The Super Tucano was selected as part of the PAF's ongoing modernization plan. The aircraft will be deployed for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency missions.
Deliveries will begin in 2019. The selection took place after a comprehensive public bidding process, where several manufacturersfrom around the globe, complying with the stringent evaluation processes, participated.
"We are honored to be selected by the Philippine Air Force, our second operator in the Asia-Pacificregion, and with the confidence expressed by our customer", said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. "The Super Tucano is the best light attack aircraft in the market and we are confident that it will accomplish with excellence the missions it was selected for.”
Once the delivery of these aircraft is completed, they will be turned over to and maintained by the PAF 15th Strike Wing.