The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named ALX or A-29 is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training. Designed to operate in high temperature and humidity conditions in extremely rugged terrain, the Super Tucano is highly maneuverable, has a low heat signature, incorporates fourth generation avionics and weapons system to deliver precision guided munitions.
Manufactured by Brazilian Embraer Defense and Security, it’s used primarily by South American countries, and it has elicited interest recently by other third world countries. Even though not a match to superior aircraft such as American’s and other NATO countries, it’s sometimes used as a training aircraft for other lightweight aircrafts.
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