Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

Following Ghana, Embraer showcases the Super Tucano for the Paraguayan Air Force

South American country revealed plans to acquire six A-29 light attack aircraft for US$121 million

Days after taking an A-29 Super Tucano to Ghana for presentations, Embraer showcased the light attack aircraft for the Paraguayan Air Force.

The neighboring country of Brazil celebrated the 101st anniversary of the air force on February 22, which was attended by Paraguayan President Santiago Peña.

The ceremony featured a static and in-flight presentation of the A-29, of which the Paraguayan Air Force said it intended to order six aircraft.

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Paraguayan President Santiago Peña meets the Super Tucano (FAP)

The resources, worth US$121.5 million, were requested from the government, according to local media.

According to the Air Force commander, Julio Fullaondo, the amount includes the acquisition of six Super Tucanos and the training of eight pilots and 12 maintenance technicians.

Paraguay also plans to update the six AT-27 Tucano training turboprops that were manufactured by Embraer in 1987.

Paraguayan Air Force AT-27 (FAP)

Looking for new orders

Embraer has launched an offensive in search of new customers for the advanced training and light attack aircraft.

Since 2021, when it sent the first Super Tucanos to Nigeria, the Brazilian manufacturer has not announced any other sales agreement for the aircraft.

In 2023, Embraer revealed the A-29N, a specific variant for NATO countries, but so far the model has no customers despite Portugal and the Netherlands having been associated with the aircraft.


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