NAF pilots round-up course on Tucano helicopters as Nigeria prepares to receive attack aircraft
- More woes await bandits and terrorists in Nigeria as the country prepares to receive brand new Tucano helicopters from the USA
- Nigeria has been acquiring more platforms for its troops to conquer terrorism and banditry especially in the northern region
- Photos of Nigerian Air Force officers learning how to use the platforms have been shared on social media
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Some Nigerian Air Force pilots are currently in the United States of America to understudy their counterparts in the country on how to effectively fly the Tucano helicopters which will be arriving in Nigeria soon.
The super Tucano is famed for its precision-guided missiles/bombs, and machine guns which military experts say will be deadly for rag-tag criminal elements in Nigeria.
It is also a very precise attack helicopter with 12.7mm machine guns and a massive 1,100RPM to wipe out the enemy.
In preparation for its induction into its service, the Nigerian Air Force is already establishing more Forward Operating Bases in the country.
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Similarly, the Nigerian government has placed an order of 52 Ezugwu, a locally made Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to be delivered to the Nigerian Army and deployed to troops in the frontline fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in the northeast.
The Nigerian-made MRAP is named after Major General Victor Ezugwu, who earned recognition for his efforts to combat Boko Haram extremists.
The new vehicle is manufactured in collaboration with the Nigerian Army Command Engineering Depot (CED).
Legit.ng gathered that the 4×4 Ezugwu is powered by a Chinese WD615 turbodiesel engine while its flat-bottom armored hull provides protection against small arms fire and an explosion of 7 kg TNT and each wheel can withstand a 12 kg TNT explosion.
Meanwhile, a human rights lawyer and security expert, Philip Agbese, has said that the efforts put into the fight against insurgency and criminality in Nigeria by the service chiefs of the Nigerian Armed Forces are commendable.
The London-trained lawyer in a statement seen by Legit.ng said Nigeria has made substantial progress in the prosecution of the war against insurgency in the country and contributed immensely to the global war against terrorism.
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