Sierra Nevada’s A-29 Super Tucano demonstrator has arrived at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and the U.S. Air Force pilots have started training on the aircraft.
Over the next few weeks, Air Force pilots will learn to fly the Super Tucano before kicking off the service’s OA-X experiment in on July 31.
The experiment is expected to be a “broad evaluation” of potential OA-X aircraft—including the A-29, Beechcraft AT-6, Textron Scorpion Jet and the Air Tractor AT-802U—including general air vehicle handling, formation flying and night vision goggle performance among other features. The Air Force will also evaluate weapons employment in the close air support role and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance among other mission profiles.
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