NAF says delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on course

NAF says delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on course

- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) international collaborations continue to pay off in order to route out criminal elements

- Twelve A-29 Super Tucano aircraft would soon be added to the inventory of the force to boost its operations

- NAF also debunked reports that the agreement with the US over the supply of the aircraft was in jeopardy

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday, November 30, reacted to reports that the agreement for the supply of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft by the US was in jeopardy due to a bad runway at the 407 Air Combat Training Group (407 ACTG), Kainji, in Niger state.

NAF, through a statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its spokesperson, stated that remarks drawn from a speech made by the vice chairman Senate committee on NAF, were taken out of context.

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According to Daramola, the aircraft project is on track to be delivered on schedule and in accordance with the terms of the contract.

NAF says delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on course
NAF spokesperson says delivery of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the US on course. Photo credit: @NigAirForce
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He went on to note that 6 of the expected 12 aircraft have been produced and are presently being used to train 6 NAF pilots, 26 engineers, technicians, and logisticians who are in the USA undergoing various training.

Daramola also stated that the runway, which has been in use for more than the number of years estimated as its lifespan, has been earmarked for resurfacing.

The United States Government, on its part, has also assured of its commitment to delivering the 12 aircraft within the agreed timelines.

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Meanwhile, reported that NAF is seeking improvement in budgetary allocations as it creates more units across the country and hires more personnel.

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made the plea when he appeared before the House Committee on Air Force on Friday, November 13 to present the 2020 budget performance and defend the 2021 budget proposal.

Abubakar said while the force has expanded by creating 11 more units in Benue, Taraba, Damaturu, Platatue, Osun, Kaduna, among others, there has been no significant increase in its budgetary allocation.

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