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NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is playing a key role in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast of the country.

Legit.ng has gathered some of the best photos of the military helicopters which have been paving the way to victory in the offensive against the terrorists.

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

NAF Mi-24V/Mi-35P attack helicopters. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

A team of two helicopters patrol the Northern part of Borno state, Nigeria, to identify movements of the insurgents, on March 11, 2015. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

In the wake of the botched deal for Israeli AH-1 Cobra helicopters, the NAF seems to have have acquired armed Gazelle helicopters instead.

The force was spotted using Gazelle helicopters at a NAF facility in Lagos.

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The supplier of these helicopters remains unclear but the upgrade and modernisation of a pair of Super Puma helicopters (NAF 565 and NAF 567) was completed at the facilities of Eurocopter Romania in 2012.

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

Puma helicopter, originally French, license-built and weaponised in Romania, is used by the NAF in the war against Boko Haram. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

A Nigerian soldier is seen standing in front of a Gazelle helicopter. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

They were put into storage in 1997 and thereafter refurbished, upgraded and returned to service in March 2012.

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It is already known that the NAF has weaponised a few Super Puma helicopters which is a highly commendable step.

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

NAF 565, a Super Puma helicopter, built in 1997 and upgraded by Eurocopter Romania in 2012. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

A Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force, acquired in August 2014. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

Men of the Nigerian special forces and a Super Puma helicopter at the frontlines in North East of Nigeria Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (unofficially Huey) military helicopter. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

G222 medium transport aircraft. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

NAF Use Weaponised Helicopters Against Boko Haram

F-7NI Chengdu fighters (AirGuard) at the frontlines of the war against Boko Haram. Photo: Beegeagle’s Blog

READ ALSO: Photos Of Nigerian Soldiers At The Frontlines

The NAF has recently said the acquisition of new aircraft has helped the military in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeastern part of Nigeria.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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