Specifications of the A-29N, the Light Combat Aircraft Launched by Embraer in a NATO Configuration

Specifications of the A-29N, the Light Combat Aircraft Launched by Embraer in a NATO Configuration
Specifications of the A-29N, the Light Combat Aircraft Launched by Embraer in a NATO Configuration

International Military -  Embraer is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer that has just launched the A-29N Super Tucano light attack aircraft in the NATO configuration. The introduction of the aircraft took place at the 2023 LAAD Defense & Security event in Rio de Janeiro on April 12, 2023.

In its development, the aircraft will later be sent to countries in Europe to meet its operational needs. The new version of the A-29N aircraft is considered qualified because it already has advanced equipment and features.

Specifications of the A-29N Nato

In its latest launch, the A-29N has been equipped with complete equipment and features to meet NATO's operational needs. Some of these include the new datalink and single pilot operations. These new features make it possible to support JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) training missions.

In its development, the training equipment will also be upgraded towards the standardization of training aircraft in the world. Including virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Created as a highly versatile aircraft, the A-29 Super Tucano can also perform a variety of combat missions. Some of them, such as air surveillance and interception, are also used for combat missions.

For its own flying hours, the A-29N has flight hours of up to 500,000 flying hours with more than 60,000 hours in combat. This was reported directly by the Embraer company in the April 2022 notes. In addition, this one aircraft has the ability to simulate combat missions.

The A-29N can upload and download flight data and makes for a very effective training platform. As a multifunctional aircraft, the A-29N is equipped with various advanced sensors and weapons. These include electro-optical/infrared systems with laser pointers, secure voice communications, night vision goggles and data link packages.

With its capabilities and features, the A-29N NATO has been proposed by more than 15 air forces in the world. Globally, until now it has been recorded that 260 aircraft made by the Brazilian factory have been delivered to different countries.

Here are some specifications of the A-29N:

  • Crew: 2 (pilot and instructor)
  • Length: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.14 m (36 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 3.97 m (13 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 3,200 kg (7,055 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 5,400 kg (11,905 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68/3 or PT6A-68/14 turboprop engine, 1,600 shp (1,200 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 590 km/h (365 mph)
  • Range: 4,820 km (2,660 nmi, 3,000 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 10,670 m (35,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1,650 ft/min (8.4 m/s)
  • Armament: various combinations of guns, rockets, bombs, and missiles, including .50-cal machine guns, 20mm cannon, and laser-guided bombs

The A-29N is designed for counter-insurgency (COIN) and close air support (CAS) missions, as well as for pilot training. It has a rugged airframe and can operate from unimproved runways and austere conditions, making it well-suited for operations in challenging environments.

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