Nigeria takes delivery of 54 air assets


In its efforts to improve the security situation in the country, Nigeria expects  to take delivery of 54 new air assets, including attack aircraft and helicopters as well as aerial drones, to boost its capabilities,

The Nigeria Chief of Air Staff Marshal Amao said, Thursday,  President Muhammadu Buhari approved the delivery to the Nigerian Air Force of m-346 attack aircraft, T-129 ATAK helicopters, Agusta 109 Trekker multi-role helicopters as well as Chinese-made Wing Loong II drones, among an assortment of air assets.

Last year, Nigeria received 12 A-29 Super Tucano planes, four years after the United States agreed to sell the West African country the light attack aircraft to fight insurgents.

He did not say when exactly these would be delivered, how much was paid for them or which country or countries they were bought from


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