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Afghan Air Force to receive six additional A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

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The US Air Force Command has entered into an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense and Security to supply six additional Super-Tukano A-29 turboprop light combat aircraft of the Afghan Air Force.


Thus, the total order for the supply of A-29 Afghan Air Force increased to 26 units. Delivery dates are not disclosed yet. According to SNC, the production of aircraft will begin immediately at the plant in Jacksonville (Florida).

Afghan Air Force to receive six additional A-29 Super Tucano aircraft


According to Jane's Defense Weekly, the purchase of additional A-29 will require training in the US of nine pilots and 20 technicians in addition to 30 pilots and 90 technicians who are already trained in the 81 fighter squadron at Moody Air Base (George line) . In connection with the additional order of aircraft, the completion of the training program for Afghan pilots and technicians will be extended from December 31 2018 to December 31 2020 of the year.

Now the Afghan Air Force has an 12 Super Toukano in combat. Another seven A-29s are at Moody's airbase and are used to train Afghan pilot instructors. One "Super Toukano" crashed at Moody 6 airbase in March of this year. The remaining aircraft of the first batch are expected to arrive in Afghanistan by the end of 2018.

A-29 are actively used from four bases in Afghanistan and provide support for operations against illegal armed groups throughout the country, reports TSAMTO.
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  1. marshes
    marshes 26 October 2017 14: 33 New
    +3
    Almost a regiment is.
    Damn expensive. And so damn the link was not bad for having.
    1. Primoos
      Primoos 26 October 2017 14: 38 New
      +9
      In the light of modern ubiquitous warfare, it would not hurt us to establish the production of aircraft such as the magnificent IL-2. For sale the very thing.
      1. marshes
        marshes 26 October 2017 14: 44 New
        +5
        Quote: Primoos
        In the light of modern ubiquitous warfare, it would not hurt us to establish the production of aircraft such as the magnificent IL-2. For sale the very thing.

        Now, an initial training aircraft and a light attack aircraft are needed, only a problem with the engines.
      2. IL-18
        IL-18 26 October 2017 14: 45 New
        +3
        What about the engine? You can create something from the CP-10, of course, but the speed is too big.
      3. donavi49
        donavi49 26 October 2017 14: 49 New
        +8
        No.

        The key difference between him and Il and even Su-25 = sighting system and tactics of use.

        IL-2 and Su-25 - going into a given square they look for the target visually, with their eyes (will be fixed on SuperGrach in the future). This makes other demands on the machine. Another tactic.

        SuperTukano and similar machines - have a magnificent stabilized sighting system and an individual person (operator) - who works with him. He in his multi-mode sighting system is observing at 360 degrees. Then finding the target - it can strike the most suitable means (guided weapons - without entering the fire zone, unguided weapons, guns / unguided missiles).

        In fact it manned heavy shock "UAV" for everyone.
        1. spech
          spech 26 October 2017 16: 06 New
          +2
          guided weapons - without entering the fire zone, unguided weapons, guns / unguided missiles).

          Yeah, if for you there is nothing bigger, the DShK does not work!
      4. Vadim_2
        Vadim_2 27 October 2017 23: 49 New
        0
        Then IL-10 from 1944
    2. Bongo
      Bongo 26 October 2017 15: 09 New
      +2
      Quote: marshes
      Damn expensive. And so damn the link was not bad for having.

      "Toucan Class" (clickable)
      1. marshes
        marshes 26 October 2017 15: 19 New
        +2
        Quote: Bongo
        Tukanoklass (clickable)

        Yes, I read it.
        The Americans showed them at our exhibition, flew, and even considered the purchase, the question was there and the battalion commander in Tsesny, there was no desire to sell weapons, as I understand it.
        They cost Chinese shock UAVs, ours are delighted. Having flown, during exercises, over 500 km, hit the command post from the first launch and from the second moving machine.
        So the Chinese UAV, lemon greens per car, ours decided to be preferred.
        But still Tukanoklass needed.
  2. Romanenko
    Romanenko 26 October 2017 14: 34 New
    +5
    A very interesting machine, simple, on the one hand, but it turns out a wonderful light attack aircraft and patrol aircraft, which is cheaper than jet equipment, both in production and in operation.
    Of course, it is too tough for him to resist modern fighters, but he occupies his niche in the sky quite firmly.
  3. san4es
    san4es 26 October 2017 14: 54 New
    +3
    A-29 Super Tucano Teachings. Slovenia
  4. Ferdinant
    Ferdinant 26 October 2017 14: 55 New
    0
    Shaitan Tukano
  5. Piramidon
    Piramidon 26 October 2017 15: 35 New
    +1
    If you put an aiming complex and pylons for suspension of weapons on the An-2, it will turn out no worse. The North Koreans are already converting their An-2s into attack aircraft.
  6. assa67
    assa67 26 October 2017 15: 51 New
    +3
    a gift is being prepared for the Taliban ... all the more pilots are preparing on the basis of the mudi of Georgia (Georgia) .... laughing
  7. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST 26 October 2017 17: 55 New
    0
    The herd of Allahacarnaths can also be dispersed from the airship.
  8. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 26 October 2017 18: 25 New
    +1
    Then they will cry that they are shot down by Russian MANPADS ...
  9. Zlyden.Zlo
    Zlyden.Zlo 27 October 2017 02: 40 New
    0
    Such devices are cheaper than reactive ... I think there will be those who wish to purchase them