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Nigeria Receives Last Batch Of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft



A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

The brand new arrivals are a part of a deal comprising 12 A-29 Tremendous Tucano Turboprop plane from the US to spice up the capability of the Nigerian Air Drive.

Nigeria has acquired the final batch of A-29 Tremendous Tucano turboprop plane manufactured in the US for the nation’s Air Drive to assist fight operations towards armed teams.

The final batch of six Tremendous Tucano plane landed at Mallam Aminu Kano Worldwide on Wednesday, Sept. 29, after departing U.S. Moody Air Drive in mid September, leapfrogging via a number of stops enroute Nigeria.

The plane arrived about two months after the primary batch of six plane in desert and jungle camouflage scheme alongside a Donier assist plane arrived at Kano Airport on July 22, 2021.

U.S. Division of Protection officers attended the induction ceremony of the final batch in late August on the Presidential Air Fleet Apron, Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja.

“This ceremony symbolizes the power of our distinctive partnership and underscores the worth of coaching and dealing collectively,” mentioned Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa commander.

The A-29 Tremendous Tucano is taken into account a dependable and cost-effective answer for primary and superior fight flight coaching, shut air assist operations, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), armed overwatch, counterinsurgency, and irregular warfare.

In 2018, Embraer Protection, Safety and Sierra Nevada Company have been awarded the contract to fabricate and ship 12 A-29 Tremendous Tucano to the Nigerian Air Drive.

The deal adopted cost for the plane and assist services by the Nigerian authorities from the safety intervention fund withdrawn from the nation’s Extra Crude Account (ECA).

The plane shall be stationed on the Air Drive base in Kainji, Niger State, North-central Nigeria the place assist services have been constructed after a $36.1 million contract to the US Military Corps of Engineers, Europe District.