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21st November 2013, Primarette

TenCate to supply protection for Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft

TenCate Advanced Armour has been selected by aerospace manufacturer Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor for the aircraft.

TenCate Advanced Armour and local partner Aerotron Brazil are working closely together with Embraer in the Joint Development Phase to finalise the design and prototypes of the ballistic protection, according to the time schedule, weight and performance requirements for the Super Tucano military aircraft programme.

A-29 Super Tucano

The Embraer EMB 314, also named A-29 Super Tucano, is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter-insurgency, close air support, aerial reconnaissance missions in low threat environments, as well as providing pilot training.

The Embraer EMB 314 is currently in service with the air forces of Angola, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Mauritania.

It is currently in service with the air forces of Angola, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Mauritania. It has also been ordered by Senegal and the United States. The US Air Force announced in February this year that it has selected the Embraer Defense and Security's A-29 Super Tucano for its Light Air Support programme.

Tier 1 aerospace armour company

Steen Tanderup, Managing Director of TenCate Advanced Armour EMEA said: “Embraer's decision for supplier selection in this major high-end aerospace aircraft confirms that TenCate Advanced Armour has developed into a fully accepted tier 1 aerospace armour company.”

“The EN9100 certified facility of TenCate in France is providing the design, development and production of dedicated high quality aerospace ballistic protection for a number of high-profile helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft projects. This production plant is at the required level and will further evolve in the near future. In this way TenCate will contribute to increase the protection of aircrews and aircraft platforms in hostile environments".

TenCate Advanced Armour

With facilities based in Europe, Asia and North America, TenCate Advanced Armour is a leading supplier of a wide range of armour composite materials for ballistic protection.

The company develops and produces a portfolio of composite and ceramic materials and designs active armour solutions for the protection of police, army, air force, navy and civilian service personnel, vehicles and vessels.

www.tencateadvancedarmour.com

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