After years of bitter competitions, Embraer has finally established a U.S. foothold for production of defense systems stateside with the rollout of its first A-29 Super Tucano for sale to the U.S. Air Force. Embraer is teamed with Sierra Nevada Corp. to deliver 20 Super Tucanos to the service, which will then transfer them to Afghan forces. The team also is training U.S. instructor pilots and maintainers, who will provide training to Afghan forces. Training in Afghanistan is slated for early ...

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