Monday, August 15, 2011

Super Tucanos in Amazon Attack - With Video!

Super Tucanos in Amazon Attack - With Video!: "Nicely timed for the US Air Force's pending Light Support Aircraft (LSA) decision, Brazilian air force Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos have destroyed an drug-smugglers' secret airfield in the Amazon. They have even posted a video of the raid - with rock soundtrack! Match that, Hawker Beechcraft AT-6...

Video: Forca Aerea Brasiliera

Four Super Tucanos attacked the clandestine airstrip, near the border with Colombia, on August 10, dropping eight 230kg bombs, the defense ministry says. Cut from the jungle, the runway was detected from satellite imagery by Brazil's Sivam Amazon surveillance system.

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Photos: Forca Aerea Brasiliera

Operation Agate 1 saw the first operational use of the Brazilian air force's recently delivered Elbit Hermes 450 medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft. They were some of the 35 aircraft involved in the operation, which was launched on August 5 and for which a special air group was formed.

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In addition to the Super Tucanos of 1º/3º
Aviation Group's Scorpion Squadron, the attack on the Amazon airstrip involved four upgraded F-5Ms of Pacau Sqn, two Embraer R-99 (EMB-145) electronic-intelligence aircraft, two UH-60 Black Hawks of Harpia Sqn. and a Cessna C-98 (Caravan) transport.

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