SPARKS, Nev., Dec. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Eren Ozmen, President, Sierra Nevada Corporation(SNC), and Luiz Carlos Aguiar, CEO, Embraer Defense and Security (Embraer), today announced that the U.S. Air Force has selected SNC, partnered with Embraer, to supply Light Air Support (LAS -0.40%, news) aircraft to be used as part of the U.S. government’s partner building efforts in Afghanistan and other nations. The A-29 Super Tucano will be used to conduct advanced flight training, aerial reconnaissance and light air support operations.
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Hawker has already filed suit for being left out last fall and now for the awarding of the contract. The final assembly for the A-29 is going to be in Jacksonville FL at the old NAS Cecil Field.
There is a strong possibility that Brazil will be acquiring the F/A-18 Super Hornet. That old scratch mine and I will scratch yours thing in this business now days.