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Four Super Tucanos delivered to Afghan Air Force
The Minister of Defense for Afghanistan, Mohammad Massom, addresses members of the Afghan air force and Afghan national media after the delivery of four A-29 Super Tucanos to the Afghan air force at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2016. The A-29 Super Tucano is a 'light air support' aircraft capable of conducting close air support, aerial escort, armed overwatch and aerial interdiction. Designed to operate in high temperature and in extremely rugged terrain, the A-29 Super Tucano is highly maneuverable 4th generation weapons system capable of delivering precision guided munitions. It can fly at low speeds and low altitudes, is easy to fly, and provides exceptionally accurate weapons delivery. It is currently in service with 10 different air forces around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)