The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft ordered by the Nigerian Air force, NAF, have departed the United States of America.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet in a statement on Thursday, said the fighter jets departed the US on Wednesday and are expected in Nigeria soon.
“The six aircraft will be leapfrogged through 5 countries including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain, and Algeria before arriving their final destination in Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.
“An official induction ceremony of the aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force is already being planned at a later date in August 2021 to be announced in due course. The Office of the Director of Public Relations and Information remains open to any inquiry regarding the arrival and induction of the aircraft,” the statement partly reads.