Nigeria To Receive Fighter Jets From US, Russia, Two Other Countries

The , , has said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is expecting new fighter aircrafts from no fewer than four countries to help fight terrorism.

Abubakar listed the countries as , the United States of America, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

He stated this on Saturday at a lecture delivered to the Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna state.

 The lecture was titled, ‘The Nigerian Air Force in Contemporary Warfare; the Chief of the Air Staff’s Vision for Future Engagements.’

According to Abubakar, while Nigeria is expecting eight Mi-35M attack helicopters from , it is also waiting for the Super Tucano aircraft from the United States.

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Moreover, there are five Super Mushshak aircraft expected from Pakistan, while the Yabhon Flash 20 Remote Piloted aircraft is also expected from the UAE.

The air chief stated that the NAF also had to compete with local and international aviation industry for the limited aviation engineers in the country.


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