Nigeria is all set to accept the delivery of five attack helicopters from Italy and a gunship from Russia in March.
“Nigerian Air Force is set to take the delivery of one Mi-35 gunship from Russia and five AW109 utility/attack helicopters from Italy, which will be used to fight insecurity in the country,” DefenseWeb quoted Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar as saying during a visit to Gembu, Taraba State Tuesday.
“The objective for Gembu is to have a fully functional NAF Base, complete with helicopter landing pads (helipads) and possibly an airstrip. This would allow for the deployment of some of the new NAF combat helicopters procured by the Federal Government to Gembu when they arrive,” he added.
A Russian-made Mil Mi-35M multi-role helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) crashed on Wednesday night in Borno, a north-eastern Nigerian state. The helicopter crashed during a combat operation with Boko Haram insurgents (Jihadist militant organisation) while providing air support for ground troops operating in the town of Damasak in Borno
Sierra Nevada Corp has been awarded a $329,076,750 contract to manufacture 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force. The total amount of the contract is approved at $344,727,439 to include a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) System for six of the aircraft
The government of Pakistan has provided a sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million
Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation have won a contract to supply 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force. The A-29 Super Tucano aircraft are turboprop light air support aircraft meant for attacking and reconnaissance of lightly-defended enemy territory
Russian troops in Syria have recently tested a pistol launched miniature Reconnaissance system, Glaz. "Russian units in Syria have conducted experimental tests of the Glaz tactical reconnaissance system, launched using a signal pistol," TASS quoted a source as saying Sunday
Representatives from the United States gave a miss to a briefing about the Russian 9M729 missiles given to foreign military attaches in Kubinka near Moscow yesterday. The US claims that the 9M729 missiles which operate with the Iskander-M launch system, violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty between the two countries and has threatened to walk out of the deal amidst fears of a nuclear missiles arms race
Ansat Helicopter has been certified to increase the take-off and landing altitude to 3,500 metres from the previous 1,000 metres, by Rosaviatsiya (Federal Air Transport Agency). The approval was issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia
Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesdays air crash that killed three crew members. "For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of todays crash become clear,"
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