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Nigeria Ready to Receive Super Tucano Fighter Aircraft From U.S Next Week
The US Air Force and the Nigerian Air Force have completed their Super Tucano joint rehearsal in preparation for the fighter planes’ deployment in Nigeria next week.
The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has announced that six Super Tucano aircraft will be sent to Nigeria soon.
The planes are among the 12 fighter jets that the United States has sold to Nigeria to help in combat and air attacks.
He revealed this on Monday after defending the Nigerian Air Force’s budget forecasts for 2021 before the Senate Committee on Air Force.
In the fight against insecurity in the North East, the Air Force is also expecting the delivery of 19 additional aircraft, and Nigerian air fighters are already in the United States receiving additional training on how to use and apply the fighter jets when they are eventually added to the fleet of combat aircraft.
He said that the Air Force has conducted operations for over 60,000 hours, half of which were spent fighting insurgency in the North East.
“We are expecting 3 J-17 fighters from Pakistan, 12 super Tucano from the United States, one M-171”.
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