NAF INDUCTS SUPER TUCANO A-29

The Nigerian Air Force has formally inducted the US-made Super Tucano A-29 into its order of battle.

In the induction ceremony held at the 011 Presidential Air Fleet wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi inducted the aircrafts witnessed by a delegation from the US Department of Defense.

Nigeria purchased the A-29s through the Foreign Military Sales program, which follows the US Department of Defense’s “Total Package Approach” model and includes spare parts for several years of operation, contract logistics support, munitions, and a multi-year construction project to improve the Kainji Air Base infrastructure. The joint structure of air-to-ground integration also supports Nigerian Army and Navy operations, expected to reposition the Armed Forces of Nigeria as formidable in the fight against violent extremism.

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