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.