First updated EMB-312 Tucano is delivered to the Argentine Air Force

Training and attack aircraft underwent avionics replacement through a contract with the Argentine company Redimec

The Argentine Air Force (FAA) unveiled the first updated EMB-312 Tucano on August 5th. The Embraer aircraft underwent an avionics upgrade performed by the company Redimec.

The contract includes the conversion of three other Tucanos, which will receive new digital instrument panels, among other improvements such as lighting for the use of night vision goggles (NVG).

The revitalization will affect the navigation systems, primary flight instruments and communications, in addition to including new engine monitoring parameters.

It’s a reform similar to what the Tucanos of the Brazilian Air Force are undergoing, in an update that also dispenses with Embraer’s technical support. The conversion to the T-27M standard is being carried out at the air force’s own facilities.

Tucano’s new cockpit avionics (FAA)

The Argentine Tucanos are being operated by the III Air Brigade, in Reconquista, on border surveillance missions.

Originally, Embraer aircraft were used for pilot training, a task that was passed on to its rival, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan II.

The Argentine Air Force has 14 EMB-312 Tucano aircraft, according to information from World Air Forces 2022.


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