Air Force: Six A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft en route Nigeria from U.S.


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says six out of the twelve new A-29 Super Tucano Aircrafts have been dispatched to Nigeria from the United States of America.

Air Commodore Edward Gabwet in a statement on Thursday said the aircrafts  were dispatched on Wednesday and will arrive the country before the end of the month.

Mr Gabwet said the aircrafts will be leapfrogged through five countries which includes Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.

The NAF spokesman said the 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,” he added.