Super Tucano / Photo from open sources

Ukraine's Air Force Command is considering modernizing its fleet of combat training aircraft, to replace the currently-used but ageing L-39 Albatros.

That's according to the Ukrainian Military Portal citing the Air Force Command's Facebook post.

The replacement is Brazil's EMB314 Super Tucano turboprop trainer aircraft, Defence Blog reports.

"The Super Tucano aircraft was considered during a visit of the delegation of the Ukrainian Air Force to Brazil in 2019, as a combat training aircraft, which, according to its characteristics, can replace the so-called 'school desk' for military pilots, the combat training aircraft L-39," the press service reported.

Read alsoUkraine's MFA: Iran will have to pay compensation for downed passenger jetThe Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer developed in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s, the first trainer to be equipped with a turbo propeller. The type was a successful export product worldwide.

The Air Force has added that Super Tucanos will not be considered as a replacement for Su-27, Su-25M, Su-25, and Su-24MR warplanes, which the Command are also planning to shift from toward a foreign-made 4++ generation fighter jet.

Super Tucano

The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named ALX or A-29B, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano, Wikipedia reports.

The A-29 Super Tucano carries a wide variety of weapons, including precision-guided munitions, and was designed to be a low-cost system operated in low-threat environments