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Nigeria receives final batch of Super Tucano fighters from US

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Nigeria has now obtained all 12 Tremendous Tucano armed turboprops ordered from america.

Data Minister, Lai Mohammed introduced the arrival on Monday.

The property have Paveway II guided bombs, laser-guided rockets, 12.7 mm ammunition, unguided bombs and infrared sensors.

Mohammed mentioned they’re getting used in opposition to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) parts within the North-East.

“All of the 12 Tremendous Tucano fighter jets have been obtained. All of the 12 are right here and have been deployed to the North-East”, the official informed TV Continental.

The minister additional described the Tucano plane as a “sport changer”.

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He famous that successes recorded lately had been because of the acquisition of the brand new platforms and others.

Confirmed as America’s largest African protection deal, the 2018 purchases had been price almost $500million.

It lined 12 A-29 Tremendous Tucano, further weapons, spare components, contract logistics support, Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) pilots and maintainers coaching.

The US Military Corps of Engineers has additionally commenced the development of a $36million infrastructure on the Kainji Air Base.

Services embrace magazines and plane sunshades, flight annex wing constructing, ammunition depot, small arms storage, perimeter fencing, airfield cargo pad, lights, apron and hangar.

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