Super Tucano proves to be a strong LAS contender, but is that enough to win contract?
Sierra Nevada Corp. and Brazilian manufacturer Embraer are fielding the EMB-314 Super Tucano, a veteran counter-insurgency aircraft, as one of two finalists in the U.S. Air Force's upcoming Light Air Support program. Hawker Beechcraft's AT-6B is the other contender in the hotly contested procurement. USAF should announce the winner in June or July. Initial stakes in the Light Air Support (LAS) competition are modest: 20 aircraft for delivery to the Afghan air force starting in 2013. ...
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