Embraer Defense & Security will convert the Super Tucanos of the Smoke Squadron

    Embraer Defense & Security will convert the Super Tucanos of the Smoke

PR Newswire

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer Defense & Security and
the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a contract, today, at LAAD Defence &
Security, for providing aeronautical services—engineering, design, painting,
modification, and reconfiguration, among others—for adapting and putting into
operation 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, from among those belonging to the
Aeronautics Command, for use by the Aerial Demonstration Squadron, also known
as the "Smoke Squadron" ("Esquadrilha da Fumaca"). This contract, in the
amount of R$ 16 million, includes an aeronautics service package totaling R$
10.1 million, and the option of providing ground support equipment and
additional services, coming to R$ 5.9 million.

"We are honored to be a part of this historical moment of the FAB", said
Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Senior Vice President, Operations, and COO of
Embraer Defense & Security. "The addition of a modern aircraft, like the A-29
Super Tucano, to the operations of the Smoke Squadron, will contribute
significantly to the FAB being able to continue fulfilling its mission of
demonstrating its professionalism and of awakening a calling for aviation in
Brazilian young people."

"The A-29 Super Tucano flying in the livery of the Smoke Squadron is a source
of great pride for the FAB, because it represents a unique opportunity for
demonstrating, worldwide, a product that was conceived in conjunction with the
Brazilian aeronautics industry, as well as its striking technology," said Air
Force Lieutenant-Brigadier Helio Paes de Barros Junior, FAB Commander-General
of Support. "The Super Tucano will bring power and robust action to the
Squadron's demonstrations."

About Embraer Defense & Security

With over 40 years of experience in providing Armed Forces around the world
with superior platforms and systems to aid in their defense and security,
Embraer Defense & Security has a growing presence in the global market, and
plays a strategic role in Brazil's defense system. Embraer Defense &
Security's product portfolio includes military airplanes, state-of-the-art
radar technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and advanced information
and communications systems, such as Command, Control, Communications,
Computer, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
applications. Embraer's airplanes and military solutions are in service with
more than 50 armed forces in 48 countries.

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