Air Force takes delivery of first batch of Tucano aircraft from USA

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Few months after the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) lost its Beechcraft King350 aircraft to mishap that claimed the lives of former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Attahiru and ten other senior officers,  the first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft procured, have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 enroute Nigeria.   Air force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Commodore who made the disclosure noted that the six aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries of 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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