Combat Proven

Super Tucano The A-29 Super Tucano is a combat-proven, mission ready aircraft now being delivered for the U.S. Air Force Light Air Support mission.  

What differentiates the Super Tucano:

  • A clean sheet design – built from the ground up for the counterinsurgency and light air support mission
  • A production aircraft – more than 200 have been built and delivered
  • Operational today performing ISR and security missions around the globe
  • In use with military in 13 nations
  • More than 230,000 flight hours logged, including 30,000 combat hours; no combat losses 
  • Highest weapons load in its class
  • Certified for more than 130 munitions configurations
  • Features open-architecture avionics
  • Fully integrated FLIR thermal imaging system
  • Two internal wing-mounted .50 caliber machine guns
  • Longer airframe and larger rudder enable superior performance with high-torque 1,600 HP engine
  • Provides significant room for growth
  • Able to routinely take off and land on rugged terrain
  • Proven low operating costs