USAF awards contract to Sierra Nevada for A-29s

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has announced the US Air Force has awarded an undefinitized contracting action to SNC to provide A-29 aircraft ground support equipment, pilot training (including difference training and instructor pilot upgrade training), contractor logistic support, aircraft sparing and sustainment for the Combat Air Advisor mission for Air Force Special Operations Command, the company said.

The A-29 is the gold standard of light attack combat and reconnaissance aircraft. Work begins immediately under this award in Jacksonville, Florida, and Centennial, Colorado. Aircraft deliver in 2021, and training and support activities continue through 2024.

The A-29 has already been selected by 14 partner air forces around the world to deliver cost-effective close air support and reconnaissance capabilities.

The A-29 Super Tucano is built in the US by Sierra Nevada Corporation and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security.