Sierra Nevada Corporation andÂ Embraer Defense & SecurityÂ have received orders from theÂ U.S. Air Force to deliver six additionalÂ A-29 Super Tucano aircraftÂ in support of theÂ A-29 Afghanistan Program.
Embraer said WednesdayÂ the aircraft units will be manufactured inÂ Â Jacksonville, Florida.
The addition brings the program’s total aircraft count to 26.
The A-29 is a light attack aircraft that employs electronic, electro-optic, infrared, laser and radio systems; and a high munition capacity to perform in extreme climates and rugged terrain.
It is primarily used for training and reconnaissance operations.
The USAF-certified aircraft is used by 13 air forces worldwide and has been employed in Afghanistan operations since 2016.