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Boeing to arm Embraer's Super Tucano fighter
Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 10, 2012 | Brad Haynes

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:13:40 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Boeing to arm Embraer's Super Tucano fighter

(Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer is announcing plans on Tuesday for Boeing Co to supply a new weapons system for its light attack fighter, strengthening its offer in a fiercely contested bid for a U.S. Air Force contract in Afghanistan.

The new weapons system will offer longer-range "smart" bombs guided by laser and GPS, Embraer said. The company will provide details of the new system, first reported in the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, at the Farnborough Airshow later in the day.

With the Boeing weapons system on its Super Tucano fighter, Embraer aims to bolster its bid for a $355 million Air Force contract. The contract is for 20 light air support planes for the Afghan military's counterinsurgency missions.

Embraer and privately held partner Sierra Nevada won the contract in a prior round of bidding that the Air Force scrapped earlier this year after a lawsuit by rival Hawker Beechcraft.

An Embraer spokesman said the company's latest bid last month [ID:nL1E8G8FSO] included the Boeing weapons system.

Boeing's new role as subcontractor on the Super Tucano reinforces growing ties between the U.S. and Brazilian

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; boeing; embraer; supertucano

1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:13:48 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

With this development, Patty Murray will now support the Super Tucano bid.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I wouldn’t exactly call the Tucano a fighter. Maybe a light ground support aircraft? It would definitely be an A-something, not an F-something.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 9:20:21 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

“Afghan military’s counterinsurgency missions. “

So often we hear this term ‘insurgent’.

What is an ‘insurgent’ ? Isn’t that a label that all governments use to describe anyone who attacks them for running a police state dictatorship ?

Here in the US, they (DOJ,DHS,FBI,CIA,ATF,DEA) now say if you believe in the Constitution, you are an insurgent.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 9:23:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
From an article at The Blaze:
The aircraft’s structure is corrosion-protected and the side-hinged canopy has a windshield capable of withstanding a bird strike at 270 kts.

Not sure why one needs to worry about bird strikes on the canopy with a single engine nose-mounted prop. By the time the bird gets to the canopy, the prop has already turned it into Chicken McNuggets.

5 posted on 07/11/2012 9:25:56 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Little Ray
I wouldn’t exactly call the Tucano a fighter.

You don't live in Afghanistan.

Would you call this a bathroom ?


6 posted on 07/11/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Little Ray

The news media call all military aircraft “fighter jets.” I remember one time a reporter called the U.S. Navys S-3 Viking a “submarine jet fighter.” Once won dope in the media makes a mistake all the others repeat the error.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 9:29:06 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Little Ray

It appears we’re purchasing these for the Afghan military, which currently has jack squat. They should be happy with it. Of course, Taliban and Al Qaeda don’t even have air forces, so this is cutting edge in that neck of the woods. In a world without rifles, the man with a pistol is king.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 9:30:30 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: forgotten man
I remember one time a reporter called the U.S. Navys S-3 Viking a “submarine jet fighter.”

This begs a broader question: Are our pilots being adequately trained in the art of dogfighting with submarines?

9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The Chinese just bought Hawker Beechcraft so either way, our tax payer dollars are going to one of our marxist adversaries.


10 posted on 07/11/2012 9:33:25 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: forgotten man
The news media call all military aircraft “fighter jets.”

The military seems to have a different idea.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 9:34:09 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL,

Yeah, I would, just never seen one with toilet paper before, must be an upscale neighborhood.

People don’t realize how good things are in western societies


12 posted on 07/11/2012 9:38:04 AM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: Little Ray

It is a COIN aircraft.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 9:40:33 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Gosh, this is such a smart idea. EVERYONE knows that Afghan military is the bitter sworn enemy of the Taliban. After we leave they are going to have an unbelievable operational tempo!
The whole program is a joke and every General pushing it is a liar. They know it is a joke to pretend the afghans are on our side. The Afghan military does what they do solely because of us. The Afghan military has attacked and murdered our men countless times. Once it was an Afhgan pilot.

The minute we leave, they will stop all hostilities except the tribal crap. The Taliban will be brought into the government. The ‘super’ tucanos will be junk inside of 6 months.

The goal here is that defense contractors, and procurement officers get a project, that lines the pockets of a foreign company, and is paid for with borrowed Chinese money. We are BROKE. We do not have money to waste on the fantasy that these vermin share our goals.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by DesertRhino (perI was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Little Ray
It's Brazilian FAB designation is A-29 (AT-29 for the twin seat trainer) replacing the AT-26


15 posted on 07/11/2012 9:58:52 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: Little Ray

Take a good look at what will doubtless be an instrument of 0bama’s Rural Pacification program.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 9:59:16 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: JMJJR
I would, just never seen one with toilet paper before

Yes, and looks like designer TP too. They must be the equivalent of our 1 percenters.

17 posted on 07/11/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
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To: UCANSEE2

‘Fraid so. Used one, slightly cleaner though, just like that in France.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

This program contributes nothing to Americas well being. It would do more good for America to send 35,000 couples on a $5k vacation, than to spend 355,000,000 of borrowed money, to buy the enemy some planes they are incapable and unwilling to use.
These are muslims of the worst sort. They sell boys, sodomy is rampant, they murder and abuse women, and they are the worlds leading supplier of heroin.

This program is the densest stupid I’ve ever seen. If they are keen to waste money on programs like this, buy me a Cessna172, or a glider maybe. At least I am not an enemy of America.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

This program contributes nothing to Americas well being. It would do more good for America to send 35,000 couples on a $5k vacation, than to spend 355,000,000 of borrowed money, to buy the enemy some planes they are incapable and unwilling to use.
These are muslims of the worst sort. They sell boys, sodomy is rampant, they murder and abuse women, and they are the worlds leading supplier of heroin.

This program is the densest stupid I’ve ever seen. If they are keen to waste money on programs like this, buy me a Cessna172, or a glider maybe. At least I am not an enemy of America.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Little Ray

Doesn’t matter...

Pilots and Ground Crew will always refer to it as....:

Super Taco


21 posted on 07/11/2012 10:15:38 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Noumenon
Take a good look at what will doubtless be an instrument of 0bama’s Rural Pacification program.

I always kinda pictured an armed drone coming for me.

22 posted on 07/11/2012 10:20:07 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Little Ray

“‘Fraid so. Used one, slightly cleaner though, just like that in France.”

I lived in the middle east in the 70’s. That bathroom is a palace compared to what I had to squat over. I think the difference is the TP back then was equivalent to a wood rasp.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 10:55:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: UCANSEE2

Lol.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The A-10 is the last word in this weapon system...


25 posted on 07/11/2012 11:42:21 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Not sure why one needs to worry about bird strikes on the canopy with a single engine nose-mounted prop. By the time the bird gets to the canopy, the prop has already turned it into Chicken McNuggets.

What if the bird comes from either side or an oblique angle? The fact is, bird strikes at altitude are a definite and sometimes deadly possibility.

BIRD STRIKE CAUSED FATAL MARINE CRASH

26 posted on 07/11/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: forgotten man

Are you “won” of the media?


27 posted on 07/11/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
How I wish that they'd just dust off the plans for the Piper PA-48 Enforcer.





*sigh*
28 posted on 07/11/2012 5:53:32 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Thane_Banquo
Plane damaged after colliding with bird in midair
29 posted on 08/01/2012 7:35:56 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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