Afghan Air Force performs airstrikes against Taliban using A-29 Super Tucano

In 2011, the Super Tucano was declared the winner of the US Light Air Support contract competition over the Hawker Beechcraft AT-6B Texan II. The contract was canceled in 2012 citing Hawker Beechcraft's appeal when its proposal was disqualified during the procurement process but rewon in 2013. Twenty of these light attack aircraft were purchased for the Afghan Air Force.

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