Nigerian Federal Budget has confirmed an order for three JF-17 fighter aircraft along with 10 Super Mushak trainers from Pakistan.
Although there have been multiple reports of Nigerian officials and state documents listing the purchase, this is first-hand confirmation from the Government of Nigeria, Quwa reported Thursday.
For 2016, Nigeria has issued USD $1.5 million for the purchase. However, the proposed 2017 budget lists USD $68.76 million for “platform acquisitions … for counter air, counter surface, air ops for strategic effect and air support operations.”
It stands to reason that a portion of the proposed budget involves the JF-17s. While USD $68.76 million would be sufficient to pay for three JF-17s – and the requisite maintenance, logistics and training package – upfront, the budget likely includes other acquisitions.
Nigeria has taken delivery of four Super Mushshak trainer aircraft following the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari to procure 21 aircraft from Pakistan to boost operations of the air force against Boko Haram militants. The 21 war planes approved for procurement by the Buhari administration are four helicopters gunships, four medium airlift utility helicopters, three live attack aircraft and ten primary trainers
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Pakistans envoy to the US, Jalil Abbas Jilani hopes that the incoming Republican government could revisit arms sales to Pakistan, notably of the F-16 fighter jet. He also suggested that the next government could resolve issues and release the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to support Pakistans counterinsurgency (COIN) efforts,
Pakistan has claimed successful second strike capability with the launch of a submarine-based cruise missile that can carry nuclear missiles upto a 450 km range on Monday. Second strike capability means that Pakistan can respond to a nuclear strike on its soil from a mobile platform located at sea and hit at targets in the enemys territory
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