Monday, December 1, 2014

AAF - Tucano Plane Under Fire

The United States is providing twenty close air support aircraft - the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano - to the Afghan Air Force. The aircraft are being made at the Embraer facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The program will cost over $429 million and there is concern that the money will be wasted. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) thinks that the Afghans don't know how to operate and maintain the plane. This conclusion is based on previous programs to assist the Afghan Air Force that have ended badly. Read more in "Tucano attack plane built in Jacksonville's Embraer plant comes under scrutiny", The Forida Times-Union, November 29, 2014.

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