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Nigeria Takes Delivery Of First Batch Of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 8:27am

By Olamide Fadoju & Bimbo Awoyele

...Second Batch To Arrive Later This Year

Nigeria has received the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft procured from the United States of America. 

The Nigerian Air Force said the aircraft arrived in Kano on Thursday afternoon.

The Air Force, in a statement, said "On hand to receive the aircraft were the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao” 

The statement also revealed that the second batch is expected to arrive in the country before the end of the year.

Former US President, Donald Trump had confirmed the sale of 12 fighter planes to Nigeria during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.

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