The Nigerian Air Force in a statement on Thursday said the first batch of six (6) super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States for Nigeria.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the aircraft is expected to arrive the country by the end of July.
“The first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria. The 6 aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving their final destination in Nigeria towards the end of July 2021,” Gabkwet said.
“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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