Nigeria takes delivery of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft

A Nigerian Air Force pilot poses with one of the A-29 Super Tucano

By Yahaya Isah

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday took delivery of the first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America.

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, announced this in a statement in Abuja.

According to Gabkwet, the aircraft arrived Kano, at about 12.34 p.m.


He added that the officials that received the aircraft included the Minister of Defence, Major.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.- Gen. Faruk Yahaya; and Chief of Air Staf (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.

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