- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has spoken about the arrival of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America.
The spokesman of NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made this known via a statement on Thursday, noting that the aircraft will arrive in Nigeria before the end of July 2021.
The statement by the NAF spokesman was titled, ‘First Batch Of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Depart The United States Of America For Nigeria’.
Gabkwet noted that the six aircraft will be leapfrogged through five countries before landing in Nigeria.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the countries include Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, and Algeria.
”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 NAF spokesman stated.
He further noted that “the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information remains open to any inquiry regarding the arrival and induction of the aircraft”.
It would be recalled that Nigeria had requested for the 12 aircraft from the United States in order to fight ongoing insecurity in the country.
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