The first batch of six A- 29 Super Tucano aircraft bought by the federal government has depart the United States of America for Nigeria.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will take delivery of the first six of a total 12 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft in mid-2021.
The A-29 Super Tucano is designed and built for the ‘counter-insurgency mission’ in Nigeria.
A statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet,Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force on Thursday said the aircraft will arrive Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.
FIRST BATCH OF A-29 SUPER TUCANO AIRCRAFT DEPART THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR NIGERIA
The first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria.
The 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.
Kindly assist in disseminating this information for the awareness of the general public.
Edward Gabkwet Air Commodore Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force
15 July 2021