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Lebanese Air Force received the first Super Tucano aircraft

The first two turboprop training and combat aircraft Embraer EMB-314 (A-29) Super Tucano reported to the Lebanese Hamat air base north of Beirut, making an independent flight from the United States. bmpd with reference to the Lebanese military department.

Total Lebanon will receive 6 aircraft. On the arriving cars, the onboard numbers of the USAF 15-2021 and 15-2022 are kept.

The Pentagon sent the United States Congress back in June 6 of the year for the delivery of X Embanker EMB-314 (A-29) Super Tucano aircraft. 2015, thousands of 2-mm missiles with a laser-guided APKWS semi-active guidance system, were to be included in the delivery.

The total cost of delivery was $ 462 million. The deal was financed by the Pentagon as part of international assistance.

It is reported that the US Sierra Nevada Corporation is the general contractor for the supply. The assembly of Super Tucano aircraft for Lebanon (as well as for Afghanistan) is carried out from vehicle sets in the United States at the Sierra Nevada and Embraer joint venture in Jacksonville, Florida.

The training of Lebanese pilots was started in the USA in March of the current year. Deliveries must be completed in the second half of 2019.

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  1. sa-ag
    sa-ag 12 October 2017 12: 54
    It is curious, but whom are the Lebanese Air Force going to drive on such counter-guerrilla equipment?
    1. san4es
      san4es 12 October 2017 13: 27
      Quote: sa-ag
      It is curious, but whom are the Lebanese Air Force going to drive on such counter-guerrilla equipment?

      ... Partizanov soldier
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 12 October 2017 13: 59
      Lebanon has its own Al Qaeda and even the Caliphate.

      This airplane is perfect - to beat their bases, to monitor, to stop attempts at infiltration by Syria.

      At the same time, it is safe for Israel. Therefore, the deal and approved actually.
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 13 October 2017 00: 24
        Quote: donavi49
        At the same time, it is safe for Israel

        But, nevertheless, in the light of recent events (according to Israel), the news should read like this: Hezbollah Air Force received two Toucans. In a word, dashing trouble is the beginning.yes
  2. Warnoob
    Warnoob 12 October 2017 12: 55
    Fucking news. Such a place - in short reviews (once a week) of events in the world.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 12 October 2017 14: 03
      I agree, at 15:00 only 11 articles about Ukraine and only 1 about Catalonia!
  3. NN52
    NN52 12 October 2017 13: 24
    Why, the news is even wow ...
    One they supply toucans, the other penguins ...
    And what will the guys from the promised land say now?
    1. Topotun
      Topotun 12 October 2017 13: 29
      Nothing, for them it is not an adversary. Especially since 6 cars ....
  4. Dangerous
    Dangerous 12 October 2017 14: 04
    Interestingly, the Yak-3 will overwhelm him?
  5. wot
    wot 12 October 2017 14: 17
    Quote: san4es

    these airplanes are a treat for the partisan wink
  6. Misak Hananyan
    Misak Hananyan 12 October 2017 16: 55

    Informative video