First batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft departs US for Nigeria — NAF

The Nigerian Airforce said on Thursday that the first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 en route to Nigeria.

A statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information said, “The 6 aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving their final destination in Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.

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.”

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