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Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by yashau(m): 8:55am On Jul 25
As the nation’s security forces battle insurgents and bandits across the country, the federal government has procured a total of 32 different types of fighter planes, combat helicopters, and associated platforms since 2015, a period of six years, according to statistics obtained by THISDAY.

The war against insurgency has dragged on for 11 years with thousands of people killed and an estimated three million people displaced.

In addition to the insurgency war, the federal government has also waged war against bandits, who focus on kidnapping for ransom.

The recent delivery of the A-29 fighter planes equipped with integrated weapons and laser-firing technology is one of the latest efforts to turn the tide of the war against insurgency and banditry.

THISDAY gathered that with the arrival of the first batch of six A-29 SuperTucano attack aircraft last Thursday, the federal government has received a total of 32 brand-new aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power.

The platforms include 10 Super Mushshak aircraft, five Mi-35M helicopter gunships, two Bell 412 helicopters, four Agusta 109 Power attack helicopters, two Mi-171E helicopters, three JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft, which were delivered and inducted in May 2021.

The arsenal of the air force was also beefed up with three special missions aircraft from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), part of the maritime security arrangement, deep blue project.

Though they belong to NIMASA, they are operated by the Nigerian Air Force.

The federal government had also procured eight Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV), also known as drones.

The drones from China were delivered last year. They include Wingloong II, CH-3 and CH-4.

The air force had last year taken delivery of eight UCAVs and three fighter jets from China.

It said the drones would be deployed in Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Kaduna states as part of its containment strategy against insurgency and armed banditry.

It had also constructed a runway and ancillary facilities for the UCAVs in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

While highlighting the capabilities of the UCAVs, NAF said the unmanned aircraft could remain airborne for up to 26 hours providing persistent presence over areas of interest.

“The eight drones recently acquired by the government were designed to enhance the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) as well as airstrike capabilities of the NAF not only in the fight against armed banditry in the North-west and North-central but also in counter-insurgency operations in the North-east.

“The first two UCAVs were deployed in the newly established 203 Combat Reconnaissance Group in Gombe and the two others at the Air Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai Headquarters in Maiduguri,” it said at the time of purchase.

Meanwhile, the second batch of the A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft are expected in Nigeria by December 2021.

The A-29 fighter jet equipped is one of the latest upgrades expected to turn the tide of the war against insurgency and armed banditry.

A statement issued by the office of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) said the aircraft was designed and built by US aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano which, he said had in-built precision-guided ammunition capabilities.

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

https://www.arise.tv/nigeria-procures-32-fighter-aircraft-drones-in-six-years/

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by yashau(m): 8:55am On Jul 25
With all these, we supposed to have been seen result by now..hnmm....wow ftc on Sunday morning, I dedicate this ftc in remembrance of one of Nairaand very best RIP HungerBAD rest on bro!

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by AntiChristian: 9:04am On Jul 25
God help us all.

May we conquer the insurgency sooner than later.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by inoki247: 9:04am On Jul 25
Guess some of the Jet wey dey crash lately no dey among the procured jet....

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by blinster: 9:04am On Jul 25
Nigeria is a shame. We are always procuring. Not manufacturing

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Nobody: 9:05am On Jul 25
I hope they don't crash again

Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Mzee1Kahuna(m): 9:06am On Jul 25
If this has been around since 2015 then why do we still have to complain about banditry, kidnapping, insurgencies etc.
But since there are no operators for these machines, just full of pot bellied, corrupted bastards.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by candymeka: 9:06am On Jul 25
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by c014: 9:06am On Jul 25
Another money laundering scheme for the govt

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Janamchillz: 9:06am On Jul 25
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by donbachi(m): 9:08am On Jul 25
Yet,nothing come out.
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by SeaTrade(m): 9:09am On Jul 25
I don't think those Jf-17 thunder from Pakistan have arrived Nigeria yet.
There is a misinformation somewhere.
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Racoon(m): 9:09am On Jul 25
Yet BH remained technically defeated according to the legendary Lai Mohammed
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by salbis(m): 9:10am On Jul 25
Las las na dash dey go dash Boko Haram and co.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Blackdisciple(m): 9:10am On Jul 25
Just take a look at the minister of defence , he is not even looking serious sef.

32 aircraft drone in 6 and nothing to show for, common to fight bandits they couldn't rather you will be hearing air force mistakenly killed children playing under the tree.
Or machanical faults yet they are having the guts to speak on the outdated aircrafts.

Meaningless Government.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by INCREDIBLE007(m): 9:11am On Jul 25
SeaTrade:
I don't think those Jf-17 thunder from Pakistan have arrived Nigeria yet.
There is a misinformation somewhere.

one of the most advanced jet from Pakistan

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by smatt1711: 9:11am On Jul 25
How many remain , how many they don transfer give boko boys?

pleas i have cheap laptops for Bet9ja shop,schools and offices (also good for personal use) ...just 30k only...all fuctions working perfectelly with warranty ....0.9.0*1105**57**58 , call or whatsapp lets deal
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by lessonotes(f): 9:11am On Jul 25
"There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4 v 12

Only through the Name of Jesus (Yahshua)

I plead with you, reconcile with God today and your lives will take a better and meaningful turn.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:12am On Jul 25
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Akwamkpuruamu: 9:13am On Jul 25
Yet bandits, bokoharam are having a field day across the nation
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by vedaxcool(m): 9:13am On Jul 25
SeaTrade:
I don't think those Jf-17 thunder from Pakistan have arrived Nigeria yet.
There is a misinformation somewhere.

One has arrived.

Small small one air force is taking shape after 16 years of bastardisation.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by ohiz2007(m): 9:14am On Jul 25
SeaTrade:
I don't think those Jf-17 thunder from Pakistan have arrived Nigeria yet.
There is a misinformation somewhere.


It's here already. Watch here on channels (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vzxl7aV6j0)

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by vedaxcool(m): 9:14am On Jul 25
Racoon:
Yet BH remained technically defeated according to the legendary Lai Mohammed


Imagine what the $2B your preferred thieves in power would have done for our military of it was judiciously used as PMB is doing.

Sometimes you should be ashamed of the terrible record of criminals you support did to this country. They left BH and deliberately looted our military to the extent it became weak and allowed all manner of criminal elements to gain traction. You preferred criminals nurtured BH and gave them territory and comfort to attack Abuja at will today BH has no territory nor can stage any attack in Abuja.

But with you anything to support criminals and defame those who are undoing their evil works is kosher.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by SeaTrade(m): 9:14am On Jul 25
INCREDIBLE007:


one of the most advanced jet from Pakistan
Very advanced ooo my brother,
I am still surprised Pakistan was able to build such as far back as 03.
Pakistan ooo,Even though not as cutting edge as the F series by Lockheed M but them try no be small.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by SeaTrade(m): 9:15am On Jul 25
ohiz2007:



It's here already. Watch here on channels (
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vzxl7aV6j0)
No video here ooo,it says unavailable.
Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by oyeb15: 9:17am On Jul 25
And you keep rewarding those that crash it, even the pilots.

A pilot crashed a billion Naira fighter jet and the army is celebrating him.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Xbee007(m): 9:17am On Jul 25
SeaTrade:
I don't think those Jf-17 thunder from Pakistan have arrived Nigeria yet.
There is a misinformation somewhere.
Have you been living under the rock

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by Xbee007(m): 9:18am On Jul 25
vedaxcool:


One has arrived.

Small small one air force is taking shape after 16 years of bastardisation.
All the 3 have arrived.

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Re: Nigeria Procures 32 Fighter Aircraft, Drones In Six Years by vedaxcool(m): 9:19am On Jul 25
Xbee007:

All the 3 have arrived.

Oh, ok thanks.

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