NIGERIA GETS DELIVERY OF 6 A-29 SUPER TUCANO FIGHTER JETS LATER THIS MONTH

Written by on July 15, 2021

The Nigerian army director of public relations and information, Edward Gabkwet has announced that the first batch of the 12 A-29 super Tucano aircrafts have departed the USA en-route Nigeria. The first batch includes 6 of the fighter jets to arrive this month. He announced this in a statement put out today that the fighter jets departed the US on Wednesday and will be leapfrogged through 5 countries namely, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before finally reaching its destination by the later part of July. The statement partly read

 

A-29 SUPER TUCANO AIRCRAFT

 

“An official induction ceremony of the aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force is already being planned at a later date in August 2021 to be announced in due course. The Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information remains open to any inquiry regarding the arrival and induction of the aircraft.” The Federal Government had earlier announced in February 2018 that it had placed an order for 12 Super Tucano aircraft at a cost of $496million. The fighter jets are expected to boost the operations of the military in its anti-terrorism war against Boko Haram and splinter groups including the Islamic State in West Africa Province, in North-Eastern, Nigeria


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