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Niger buys "spy plane" to combat Sahel militants


A Caravan donated by the US government.The government of Niger has purchased a reconnaissance plane as part of its effort to combat Islamist fighters and criminal gangs operating on its vast territory, the West African country's interior minister said on Wednesday.
   

Lockheed Martin seeing C-130J demand from Africa


A C-130J over Cape Town.Lockheed Martin has demonstrated its C-130J Super Hercules to a number of African countries as it sees strong demand for the military and civil version of the multirole airlifter on the continent.
   

Algerian Navy about to receive first Super Lynx 300s


A Super Lynx above a Meko frigate.The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of the first of six Super Lynx 300 helicopter following the conclusion of armed flight trials of the first aircraft by AgustaWestland at the company factory in Somerset, United Kingdom.
   

US Reaper UAV crashes on landing at airport in Niamey


An MQ-9 Reaper.An unarmed U.S. Reaper drone crashed on landing at the main airport in the capital of Niger on Monday, damaging the runway but causing no injuries, airport sources in Niger and the U.S. Air Force said.
   

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