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Chile takes delivery of two Embraer Super Tucanos


Chile has taken delivery of two new Embraer A-29B Super Tucanos. The aircraft were first spotted on March 6 and were being supported by Chilean KC-130R refueling aircraft.


Chile takes delivery of two Embraer Super Tucanos

Chilean Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucanos flying in close formation (Picture source: Chilean Air Force)


The receipt of the aircraft confirms that Chile was the undisclosed customer in an October 2017 contract announcement made by Embraer. At the time, Embraer indicated that the aircraft would be used for tactical and advanced training as well as light attack and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions. The Brazilian aerospace manufacturer also said that deliveries would be concluded in 2018.

The aircraft will join 12 Super Tucanos already in service with Chile's Air Force. Chile awarded Embraer a $120 million contract for 12 Super Tucanos in August 2008 following a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued in April 2006 to Embraer for its EMB-314 and Pilatus for its PC-21. Ultimately awarding the contract to Embraer, the aircraft are two-seaters with a heavy electronics load and are intended for light attack duties as well as training missions. Deliveries were made in 2009 and 2010.

It's not clear if these new aircraft will fill Chile's need for an advanced flight trainer. Plans were drawn up in early 2013 to replace A-36T Halcon (sometimes referred to as C-101) aircraft currently filling the advanced flight trainer role. However, the Halcon's are jets, so it was assumed their replacement would also be a jet trainer, such as the Leonardo M-346 or BAE Systems Hawk.


 

 

 

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