Embraer Super Tucano on evaluation flights in Montenegro

Embraer Super Tucano Montenegro
Embraer A-29 Super Tucano taxis at the Knjaz Danilo Airport in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Embraer recently demonstrated its A-29 Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft at Knjaz Danilo Airport in Podgorica, Montenegro. It marked the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer's second promotional campaign in the nation after two pilots from the Montenegrin Air Force flew aboard the Super Tucano in October 2020.

The activity was held earlier this week, according to the Montenegrin armed forces, with the presence of Chief of the General Staff, Brigadier General Milutin Durović.

Montenegro currently does not have trainer and combat aircraft. The defense of the nation is ensured by fighters from NATO partner countries. The Minister of Defense of Montenegro had previously said that the acquisition of the Super Tucano would contribute to the modernization of the country's air force and improve its capabilities.

The turboprop "would be ideal for basic and advanced pilot training, scouting and combat tasks in support of land forces," according to a statement from the Montenegrin armed forces on Monday. "Equipped with modern electronic systems and capable of carrying a wide range of weapons, the Super Tucano can also carry laser-guided missiles."

The Montenegrin Air Force previously operated Soko G-4 Super Galeb jets and Utva 75 basic trainers. They were then withdrawn following the Government's plan to maintain only a rotary wing fleet.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Image: Montenegro Armed Forces

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