Saturday, September 1, 2007

Brazilian Bombers for Blackwater

Blackwater, the private military contractor (read mercenary) force from North Carolina, who call themselves the most comprehensive professional military, law enforcement, security, peacekeeping, and stability operations company in the world is buying Super Tucano light combat aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer.The five ton, single engine, single seat aircrafts are built for pilot training, but also perform quite well for counter-insurgency work. Each aircraft can carry 1.5 tons of munitions.

Blackwater already has a force of armed helicopters in Iraq, and apparently wants something a little faster, and more heavily armed, to fulfill its security contracts overseas. Why they need these offensive capabilities is anybody's guess.


Anonymous said...

Hmm..lets guess would be to totally bomb out Iran now??

Eternalsoul said...

You never know!