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Santo Domingo.- President Leonel Fernandez on Friday will head the delivery of the eight Super Tucano intercept planes to the Dominican Air Force (FAD), bought from the Brazilian company Embraer, and whose main mission is to patrol the airspace and prevent drug trafficking.

Dominican Air Force Chief Israel Diaz said the formal delivery of the single engire planes will take place at 10 a.m. Friday morning in a hangar in San Isidro Airbase.

The first two Super Tucanos arrived in the country on December 10 last year, after flying 17 hours with stops from Sao Paulo. Three more arrived June 29 and the remaining three arrived at San Isidro last Wednesday, to complete the 8 bought from Embraer.

The Super Tucano A-29Bs can fire air to air missiles such as the Phyton 3, AIM-9 SideWinder, MAA-1 Piraña, and the AGM-65 Maverick.

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13 comment(s)
Written by: curlando, 28 Oct 2010 8:26 AM
From: United States, Bronx/Dominican Republic
DR is the only country to buy a world war two plane and think it's an F-18.
Written by: telemeco, 28 Oct 2010 8:30 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Monte Plata
if you like we could get 12 -Mig 29 intecept fighter jet all we have to do is increase your taxes to pay for it,,would you like that intead,,you cant stop drinking beer for 2 year right!!!!!
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 28 Oct 2010 9:03 AM
From: United States
U.S. figures prove less trafficking, airdrops, Dominican drug czar says

They are trying to justify the purchase which in the preious article proves nothing has been done to improve the air drug drops.
Written by: loscoquitos, 28 Oct 2010 9:38 AM
From: United States, Maryland
LF will use these planes to transport drugs.
Written by: abc200, 28 Oct 2010 9:50 AM
From: United Kingdom, Dominican Republic
The start of a modern air force.
The air force could train with Venezuela's K18's .
Written by: WalterPolo, 28 Oct 2010 12:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
The secret commissions paid to the politiqueros are more than the value of the planes.
Written by: juanb, 28 Oct 2010 2:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic

And we need a more air force because?
Written by: telemeco, 28 Oct 2010 3:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Monte Plata
My own personal desire, i would like to see DR air force get some British TORNADO
Written by: El_Platano, 28 Oct 2010 3:59 PM
From: United States, Yonkers, NY
Do they actually have 500lb bombs?
Written by: abc200, 28 Oct 2010 4:30 PM
From: United Kingdom, Dominican Republic
Sometimes I have found it comforting when travelling by air to have a military escort.

Harriers could be good also.
Written by: anthonyC, 28 Oct 2010 7:16 PM
From: United States


Some twits watch a show on the discovery channel and suddenly they are military aircraft experts.
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From: Azerbaijan
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