The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has signed a contract with Embraer to procure the EMB 314 Super Tucano turboprop trainer/light attack aircraft, officials told Jane’s on 30 November.
The acquisition, which has a value of PHP4.96 billion (USD99 million), features six platforms and meets a requirement in the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for a close-air support (CAS) aircraft to support counter-insurgency operations.
Under the terms of the contract, which also includes a logistics programme through which the Super Tucanos will be supported in the Philippines, the aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to the PAF at the end of 2019.
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