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United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by Desmond39: 6:37am On Dec 28, 2017
The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria, the West African country’s air force said, confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in January.

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But his successor Donald Trump decided to press on with the transaction to support Nigeria’s efforts to fight Boko Haram militants and to boost U.S. defence jobs, sources told Reuters in April.

The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria presented letters of offer and acceptance to Nigeria’s air force earlier on Wednesday, the air force said in a statement.

It said the U.S. State Department had approved the sale and final agreements would be signed and necessary payments made before Feb. 20.

There was no immediate statement from the U.S. embassy or from authorities in Washington.

U.S. government and Nigerian Air Force officials would meet in early January to discuss the early delivery of the aircraft once payment had been made, the Nigerian air force said.

The sale of the 12 aircraft, with weapons and services, is worth $593 million, and includes thousands of bombs and rockets.

According to Reuters, the propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance, surveillance and attack capabilities, is made by Brazil’s Embraer. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp of Sparks, Nevada.

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Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by LionDeLeo: 6:40am On Dec 28, 2017
Terrorists in all forms will not be happy about this.

They will soon start grunting, mooing or wailing like barren witches.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by OrestesDante(m): 7:23am On Dec 28, 2017
angry


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Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by stonemasonn: 7:40am On Dec 28, 2017
I hope they'll use It to deal with Fula terrorist too.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by plavic(m): 7:44am On Dec 28, 2017
What stops us from building ours just like Russia, Brazil, Korea, China, Japan, Turkey, Britain, Germany, etc?

Everything is not about oil. Even the oil monies are not well managed as a few greedy politicians hoard the funds leaving 95% impoverished with only a few wise ones hacking the financial grid. Take a look at Singapore. They have no oil, a few natural resources yet they are one of the richest countries of the world. Let's take advantage of the other stratas lying with 'unrefined gold'. Technology is a fast growing field that the whole world is teaming into. Asides apps and pencils, we need to delve deeper. Japan sent over a thousand students to Germany to learn their engineering. Now Japan is world's number one in terms of robotics and engineering. What does china export asides technology? This oil will dry up one day or soon, it won't be all that needed. (electric cars etc). UAE and QATAR know this and they have increased their technological programs. What's Nigeria doing? Building more refineries.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by tribalistseun: 7:46am On Dec 28, 2017
We hope Northerners are not going to touch our OIL money to buy it.

Boko Haram is their problem they created for themselves, so they shouldn't use it to milk other regions dry.

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Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by mesoprogress(m): 7:53am On Dec 28, 2017
Thrash we buy because we don't have indigenous technology. These look like planes used during first world war
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by DerideGull(m): 9:00am On Dec 28, 2017
mesoprogress:
Thrash we buy because we don't have indigenous technology. These look like planes used during first world war

It is shame Nigerians still jubilate over the purchase of World War 2 technology.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by Desyner: 9:41am On Dec 28, 2017
plavic:
What stops us from building ours just like Russia, Brazil, Korea, China, Japan, Turkey, Britain, Germany, etc?

Sabotage won't let us. We are so corrupt and lazy.

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Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by lordkush: 11:10am On Dec 28, 2017
LionDeLeo:
Terrorists in all forms will not be happy about this.

They will soon start grunting, mooing or wailing like barren witches.
including the skull mining terrorists
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by lordkush: 11:11am On Dec 28, 2017
BTW I hope it's not what I'm seeing in that pic they want to buy.

I mean who buys jets with anterior propellers ;-\
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by mesoprogress(m): 11:38am On Dec 28, 2017
lordkush:
BTW I hope it's not what I'm seeing in that pic they want to buy.


I mean who buys jets with anterior propellers ;-\
Propeller plane, not jets.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by oduastates: 4:15pm On Dec 28, 2017
Half a billion dollars for 12 flying Okada !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This scam has been on since Jonathan was president .
Obama blocked the sales for human right reasons thereby and indirectly stopping the corruption , maladministration and the braindeadedness of this procurement contract.
When you look at the requirements for the war on boko haram.

1 quick deployment
2 payload
3 continous aerial coverage
4 devastating firepower
5 Precision
6 total and complete aerial control of the battle space
Etc
This contract stinks .
Why have they( Buhari ) not terminated this useless and corrupt contract.
Uganda bought more Russian SU - 30 for less.
This Okada like tin- can that that Nigeria is buying for over half a billion dollars is something which Nigeria should have been able manufacture locally lik all the other crap we import .Heck ordinary Pakistan ( a country where more than 70% of males are functionial illiterates) makes fighter jets.
*************************just demonstrating Nigeria's degree of uselessness.********************************

In fact , it would have made more sense to buy propeller planes for less than $200,000 and retrofitting them with advanced weapon system.

Heck, purchase 15 battle ready and battle tested SU-30 fighters for the same price .

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Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by Lanretoye(m): 4:35pm On Dec 28, 2017
hope say e go come with manual o because very soon we go hear say Nigeria budget $750b for manual of $500b fighter jets.
Re: United State Agrees To Sell Fighter Planes To Nigeria At $593 Million by DerideGull(m): 4:39pm On Dec 28, 2017
lordkush:
BTW I hope it's not what I'm seeing in that pic they want to buy.


I mean who buys jets with anterior propellers ;-\

It is a turboprop not a jet.

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