Embraer’s sale of eight Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops to the Indonesian Air Force is now in effect. The Company was declared the winner of a bidding competition held by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, in November 2010. Since then, several administrative phases have been completed, culminating in the finished contract, which includes ground support stations and an integrated logistics package. Deliveries begin in 2012.
“This contract represents a bold step for the Super Tucano footprint in the World,” said Orlando Jose Ferreira Neto, Commercial Senior Vice President Embraer Defense and Security. “We welcome the Indonesian Air Force as the newest operator of an Embraer Defense and Security product, and they will be served and satisfied with the same excellence, quality and efficiency that extended to all customers.”
The Indonesian government chose the flexible Super Tucano to substitute other aircraft and to perform a broad range of missions, including light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counter insurgence. This is a mature and proven aircraft that has flown more than 120,000 hours with outstanding efficiency and reliability.
The super Tucano is equipped with the most recent electronic/optical/infrared and laser technology, secure radios with datalink communications, and unmatched weaponry, making it a highly dependable and cost-effective aircraft for a broad range of military missions, even from unpaved runways.