First Batch Of 6 A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Depart US For Nigeria

Posted on July 15, 2021

The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America Wednesday, 14 July enroute Nigeria.

In a statement signed by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Thursday stated that the six aircraft will be leapfrogged through five countries including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving their final destination in Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.

He added that 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 Air Force Spokesman disclosed that his Office remains open to any inquiry regarding the arrival and induction of the aircraft.

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