Sunday, 2 September 2012

Four Super Tucano Aircraft Arrives in Indonesia

 Four Super Tucano first batch has arrived in Indonesia, the second batch of four aircraft will  come to Indonesia in January 2013,

Four units of tactical combat aircraft EMB-314 Super Tucano made ​​Brazilian manufacturer Embraer arrived in Panggkalan Air (Lanud) Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, Saturday lunch, which will strengthen Air Skadron 21 Lanud Abdulrahman Saleh, Malang.

Four aircraft have the ability to attack antigerilya manned by eight men, pilot, that Capt. Carlos Alberto (team leader) / Capt Almir Suman, Capt. Carlos Moreira / Capt Marco Antonio, Airon Capt / Capt Eduardo Torres, Capt. William Souza / Capt Carlos Eduardo.

They were greeted by Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Lift TNI (Wakasau) Associate Marshal TNI Rusamsi Dede.
Fourth Super Tucano aircraft provided Tail Number TT-3101, 3102, 3103, 3104 with a red snout design flown from Lanud Suwondo, the previous field deployment of the Brazilian Embraer factory with "Farry Flight" through routes Brasil, Spain, Morocco, Italy , Greece, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, India, Thailand, new to Medan. Then from Medan to Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma.

"Time to fly from Brazil to the field around 54 hours, 35 minutes during flight day 14 century. Before the fourth plane was flown to Indonesia have gotten clarification document inspection covers, matching aircraft components, aircraft interiors and aircraft flying test involving personnel and pilot test of TNI AU, "said Wakasau.

Then, the fourth Brazilian-made aircraft will leave Halim on Sunday (2/9) to his home base in Lanud Abdulrachman Saleh (Malang).

The presence of the Super Tucano aircraft to replace the previous combat drill ie OV 10 Bronco that now dikandangkan (Grounded) by Headquarters (Headquarter) TNI AU.

EMB-314 Super Tucano is a trained aircraft capability Counter Insurgency (COIN) or antigerilya attack aircraft, supporting close air task, which has a single engine Turboprop Pratt and Whitney PT6A-horsepower 1600 68c competitive.

The aircraft has a maximum weight of 5.4 tons and is capable of carrying a weapon weighing 1550 kg with fuel avtur.

Asian Defence News

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