The Dubai Airshow 2015 is featuring three light attack turboprop types that are each looking to secure as big a slice as possible of what promises to be a lucrative regional market.

The IOMAX Archangel, Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano, and Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine are each being featured at the event which runs from 8-12 November, in the hope of securing further sales for the former two and a maiden sale for the latter.

While the Middle East has traditionally been associated with sales of the latest high-tech fighter jets, light strike turboprops are increasingly coming into vogue as the advanced air forces of the region look for the most suitable and effective means of waging the low-intensity counter-insurgency campaigns that they are increasingly being asked to fight. […]