Embraer finalises Super Tucano contract with TNI-AU

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 14, 2011
Indonesia will replace OV-10s with Super Tucanos. (Embraer)

Embraer has announced the finalisation of contractual talks with the Indonesian air force (TNI-AU) for the sale of eight Super Tucano trainer/attack aircraft.

The company, which was declared the winning bidder in an Indonesian Ministry of Defense competition last November, will now begin deliveries of the Super Tucano in 2012. In addition to the eight aircraft, the final contract also includes ground support stations and an integrated logistics support package.

According to Embraer, Indonesia intends to use the Super Tucano for a broad range missions, including light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counter insurgence.

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