The first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America for Nigeria.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Gabkwet said the aircraft left the US on July 14, and will arrive the country by the end of this month.
He said an official ceremony to induct the aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force has been scheduled for August, adding that the date will be communicated in due course.
“The first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have departed the United States of America on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 enroute Nigeria. The 6 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,” he said.
“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.