The Federal government has finalized arrangements to receive six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States of America (USA).
The Nigeria Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore
Edward Gabkwet disclosed this in a statement in which he said the first batch of the 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the USA on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria.
The statement read in parts, “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.
“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”.