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Nigerian Air Force confirms 50 new aircraft are on the way

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed plans to acquire 50 new aircraft in the next year, from combat jets to attack helicopters. Chief of...

Bell awarded Nigerian AH-1Z Viper contract

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Nearly two years after the sale was approved, Bell Textron has been awarded a $455 million contract for the production and delivery of 12...

Nigerian Air Force inducts T-129 attack helicopters into service

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken its first T-129 ATAK helicopters into service in what it says is a major boost to the...

Nigerian Air Force receives new facilities for Super Tucano fleet

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Less than two years after 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft were inducted into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), an $38 million project to construct...

Nigerian Air Force confirms additional air assets are on the way

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that over 50 new aircraft are being acquired for the service, including six T-129 attack helicopters and...

Nigerian Air Force appears to be using Turkish targeting pods on...

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) appears to have acquired Turkish targeting pods for its JF-17 Thunder jets. Video footage of the aircraft carrying what Janes...

Last Nigerian Super Tucanos headed home

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The final batch of six A-29 Super Tucanos destined for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have left the United States, and are due to...

Nigerian Air Force graduates 20 UAV and five fixed and rotary...

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another 25 pilots, including 20 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and five fixed and rotary wing aircraft pilots....

Nigeria receives first six Super Tucanos

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday received its first six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft out of 12 on order, after a week-long journey...

Nigerian Air Force wings more pilots as it prepares to receive...

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has added another six helicopter pilots to its fleet, as the force continues to expand amidst the delivery of...

First Nigerian Super Tucanos to arrive in July

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The first six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will be delivered in July this year and the remaining six...

Nigerian Air Force continues to graduate new pilots

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of pilots whilst it continues to train nearly 200 officers and airmen around the world,...

Nigerian Air Force partners with Hungary on training and equipment

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has strengthened ties with Hungary, which will help the service with fighter pilot training, the operation and maintenance of...

Nigerian Air Force partnering with Caverton Helicopters for aircraft maintenance

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will partner with Caverton Helicopters on the maintenance of its rotary wing aircraft as it seeks to improve serviceability. The...

Second Nigerian Air Force Mi-171E inducted

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted into service a second Mi-171E helicopter in a ceremony that also saw the induction of another L-39ZA...

Nigerian Air Force puts aircraft up for sale

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The Nigerian Air Force has put up a number of aircraft for sale, including 20 MiG-21 fighters. The MiG-21s have been advertised by United States-based...

Aero Vodochody helping Nigerian Air Force reactivate L-39 jets

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Czech manufacturer Aero Vodochody is helping the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) return a number of L-39ZA jets to service, with two refurbished aircraft handed...

Nigerian Air Force receives another Mi-171 helicopter

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of a second Mi-171E helicopter, with the aircraft arriving aboard an Il-76 transport on 2 December. The...

Nigerian Air Force confirms Super Tucano delivery on schedule

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Six of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on order for the Nigerian Air Force have been manufactured and training is underway in the United...

Nigerian Air Force getting Wing Loong, CH-3 and CH-4 UAVs

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed which models of armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it will soon be receiving from China. It will...

Nigerian Air Force reveals armed UAV bases

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy its eight new armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to three bases across the country as soon as...

Nigerian Air Force continues to refurbish its fleet

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) continues to carry out life extension and periodic depot maintenance on its aircraft fleet as it improves serviceability across...

Nigerian Super Tucanos begin arriving at Moody AFB for training

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The first of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have arrived at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia for...

Nigerian JF-17 pilots training in Pakistan

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) pilots and crew for the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet have started their training in Pakistan as Nigeria prepares to take...

Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 returns home after maintenance in Germany

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received an ATR 42 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft back from Germany after it underwent maintenance with...

Nigerian Air Force continues the fight against insurgents

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has flown 1 700 combat hours over the last four months against Boko Haram insurgents, attacking more than three...

More Nigerian Air Force pilots graduate

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another 12 pilots, including a female combat helicopter pilot. The newly minted pilots received their wings on 5...

Nigerian Air Force returns another Mi-35 helicopter to service

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has returned another Mi-35P attack helicopter to service after it was locally refurbished. The aircraft (NAF 530) was commissioned during...

First Nigerian Super Tucano flies while training programme nears liftoff

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The first A-29 Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has performed its maiden flight ahead of delivery...

Nigeria to receive JF-17 fighter jets in November

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will take delivery of its JF-17 Thunder fighter jets in November this year, and A-29 Super Tucano turboprops in...

Nigerian Air Force adds AW109, Mi-171 helicopters to its fleet

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday took into service three new helicopters: a Mi-171 from Russia and two AW109 helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo...

Nigerian Air Force to induct two new AW109s next week

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will introduce into service two newly delivered AW109 helicopters on 28 January, after receiving them earlier this month. The NAF...

Nigerian Air Force receives second batch of AW109 helicopters

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is about to take into service two more AW109 Power helicopters after they were delivered by air from Italy...

Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 undergoing maintenance in Germany

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has sent one of its ATR 42-500MP surveillance aircraft to Germany for maintenance as it works actively to keep...

Nigerian Air Force receives 21 special operations dogs

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received 21 special operation dogs which returned from South Africa on 6 August after receiving advanced training from...

Nigerian Air Force reactivates L-39s, locally overhauls C-130

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially taken into service three L-39ZA aircraft that were made serviceable again by Aero Vodochody with assistance from...

Paramount providing dog training to Nigerian Air Force

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Paramount K9 Solutions has started training personnel from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), who will graduate as specialised Canine Unit operatives. Paramount said the training,...

Nigerian Air Force receives two new AW109 helicopters

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The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first two of four AW109 helicopters on order from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. The Nigerian Air Force...

Additional AW109s destined for Nigeria

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In addition to twelve new Super Tucanos from the United States, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will be taking delivery of six AW109 helicopters...

Nigerian Air Force acquisitions revealed in budget

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The Nigerian government has approved a part-payment of $47 million towards the Nigerian Air Force's (NAF's) procurement of three JF-17 Thunder fighter...

Nigerian Air Force makes airworthy another EC-135, locally overhauls Mi-35P

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken back into service an EC-135 light helicopter after maintenance, and has completed the first local...

Nigeria’s Air Force defends the region

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On Friday, September 1, 2017, Boko Haram extremists took a break from their warfare to observe a holiday. Hundreds of the fighters...

Nigerian Air Force highlights expansion during anniversary celebrations

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has highlighted its expansion, including personnel and aircraft, during its recent 54th anniversary celebrations. During the celebrations on...

Nigerian Air Force receives additional Mi-35Ms

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of another two Mi-35M attack helicopters from Russia, bringing the total delivered to four,...

Armed Forces of Liberia gets new pilots

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The Nigerian Air Force has finished training two Liberian pilots, the first since the end of that country's civil war in 2003,...

Nigerian Air Force unveils new indigenous UAV

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled a new indigenously produced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Tsaigumi, which will be used to...

The Nigerian Air Force and COIN operations

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Nigeria has been trying to contain the insurgency confronting it with all possible means. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has started playing...

Nigerian Air Force receives final Super Mushshak trainers

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of the final batch of five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft from Pakistan. The five disassembled...

Nigerian Air Force to receive remaining Super Mushshaks by December

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has returned to Pakistan four interim Super Mushshak piston engine trainers ahead of the delivery of five...

Nigerian Air Force inducts Bell 412 into service

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially inducted into service the first of two Bell 412 helicopters that had earlier been impounded...