Nigeria has taken delivery of the first batch of the Nigerian Air Force A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft in Kano at around 12.34 pm, Thursday.
The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) took the delivery of the Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft, Solacebase reports.
A statement issued by Mohammad Abdulkadri Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity, said on hand to receive the aircraft with General Magashi were the Chiefs of Army Staff, Lt General Faruk Yahaya and his Counterpart, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.
According to the statement, the aircraft is designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano which he said has inbuilt precision-guided Munitions capabilities to be a low-cost system operated in low threat environments
‘’The new addition to the fleets of the Nigerian Air Force is one of the six Aircraft being expected to boost the capabilities of the Service in the theatres of combats, ‘’said the statement.