First Batch of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Depart USA For Nigeria

By Frank Oshanugor

The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft purchased by the Nigerian government have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria.

AtlanticNewsOnline gathered 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.

Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Sir Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement on Thursday 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.”

He added that “the Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information remains open to any inquiry regarding the arrival and induction of the aircraft.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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