‘Nigeria will receive six super Tucano fighter jets in July’

‘Nigeria will receive six super Tucano fighter jets in July’

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Nigeria is set to receive six of the 12 Super Tucano fighter aircraft in in July 2021.

FILE: TUCANO JETS

The aircrafts were purchased by the Federal Government, according to a statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Thursday.

“Six of the twelve Super Tucanos are on track to arrive in mid-July 2021. With the remaining six shortly after that. There are 14 Nigerian pilots currently training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.

“The Super Tucanos came off the production line in Jacksonville Florida and are now being equipped and flight tested. Nigerian pilots and maintenance personnel are training on these planes. Currently, the construction is ongoing, which will house the aircraft.

“The Air-Ground-Integration school is the training hub on targeting and minimization of civilian casualties,” the statement read.

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