Colom­bia in­ducts A-29B Su­per Tu­canos

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The Colom­bian Air Force (FAC) will equip its Grupo Aéreo de Casanare (GACAS – Casanare Air Group) with Em­braer A-29 Su­per Tu­cano COIN air­craft. The only com­bat ca­pa­bil­ity so far were in the form of armed Cessna 208B Grand Car­a­vans. The unit had orig­i­nally also flown the OV-10A Bronco close air sup­port air­craft, but the type was with­drawn from FAC ser­vice by early 2015. The A-29s will be used for mis­sions in the Arauca, Boy­ocá and Casanare ar­eas to counter armed gangs and other threats to the coun­try, as the type is be­ing al­ready em­ployed on sim­i­lar op­er­a­tions else­where in Colom­bia.

Air­bus He­li­copters has de­liv­ered the first three of 11 AS565 MBe Pan­ther he­li­copters to In­done­sia, “ahead of con­tract sched­ule”, at a cer­e­mony at Air­bus He­li­copters’ head­quar­ters in Marig­nane, in the pres­ence of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from In­done­sia’s Min­istry of De­fence and the In­done­sian Navy. This fol­lows the con­tract sig­na­ture in late 2014 with PT Dir­gan­tara In­done­sia for 11 AS565 MBe he­li­copters. The de­liv­ery of the re­main­ing he­li­copters will run through to 2018.

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