In September of this year, Embraer Defense & Security, in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Corporation, has made the first set of deliveries of the A-29 Super Tucano light air support aircraft to the US government. These are the first of 20 aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered to the US Air Force under the Light Air Suppot (LAS) program, which is designed to support the transition of security to Afghanistan’s forces as NATO withdraws its forces. The Light Air Support program is a critical component of the US objectives in Afghanistan, which will help ensure security in the region while simultaneously allowing for the successful withdrawal of US troops.


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