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Africa Air Force Forum sets the stage for Nigerian Air Force...

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Ahead of a display tomorrow (Saturday, 25 May) to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the third Africa Air Force...

First Nigerian M-346s to be delivered by year-end

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will take delivery of its first M-346 combat aircraft by the end of this year from Italy’s Leonardo. This is...

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...

Insurgents scatter as Nigeria rules the air

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Northeast Nigeria’s famed Sambisa Forest is known for its low-profile trees and dense thickets, punishing anyone foolish enough to traverse it without a machete....

Nigeria’s military mistakes cost the country its civilians

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Last week’s accidental bombing of Tudun Biri in Kaduna State by the Nigerian Army’s drone unit is the country’s most devastating military mishap in...

Nigerian Air Force Falcon 900 up for sale

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The Nigerian government has put up for sale a VIP Dassault Falcon 900B jet, owned by the Nigerian Air Force, in order to save...

First Nigerian T-129 helicopters delivered

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of the first two of six T-129 ATAK helicopters from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), with the...

Nigerian Air Force takes delivery of final DA 62 special mission...

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of all four DA 62 MPP special mission aircraft from Austria’s Diamond Aircraft. The first aircraft was...

Nigerian Air Force Mi-171 crashes whilst on casevac mission

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An Mi-171 transport helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has crashed after apparently coming under fire from bandits. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward...

Nigerian airstrikes taking major toll on ISWAP

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Fourteen years into its fight against violent extremist organizations (VEOs) in the Lake Chad Basin, Nigeria is finding success from above, forcing militants to...

Another Nigerian F-7Ni lost in a crash

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The Nigerian Air Force has lost another F-7Ni jet in a crash, with a two-seat trainer coming down on 14 July. Nigerian Air Force Director,...

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...

Zimbabwe Air Force asks Nigeria for technical assistance

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The Commander of Zimbabwe’s Air Force has travelled to Nigeria to ask his counterpart for technical assistance, including in the operation and maintenance of...

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...

Nigeria to locally manufacture Magnus light aircraft

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Nigeria’s government has allocated $5 million towards the local assembly of Magnus light aircraft at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, while the Nigerian...

Nigerian Air Force getting multiple new aircraft types as recapitalisation drive...

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The Nigerian Air Force will be getting multiple new aircraft types, including T-129 attack helicopters, and C295 transports, amongst others. The Nigerian government’s 2023 budget...

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...

Nigeria pledges to continue assisting Liberia Air Wing

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has expressed its willingness to assist the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in developing its airpower capability. The NAF’s Chief...

Nigerian Air Force and Turkey strengthen defence cooperation

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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) delegation has pledged closer cooperation with Turkey while on a visit to the Middle Eastern nation, while unconfirmed reports...

Nigerian Air Force interested in Airbus aircraft

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The Nigerian Air Force has expressed interest in acquiring new aircraft from Airbus and has held discussions with the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria on...

Second Nigerian AW189 delivered

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The Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet has received its second and final AW189 VIP helicopter from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. The first aircraft (5N-FG2) was delivered two...

Final Nigerian Super Tucano crew graduate in US

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The United States Air Force's 81st Fighter Squadron has graduated the final class of Nigerian Air Force crew members after nine months of training...

Final Nigerian Super Tucanos arrive home

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The final six of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft destined for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) arrived in Kano on 29 September, marking the...

Nigerian Air Force kills dozens of civilians in northeast – sources

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fired upon and killed dozens of civilians at a village in the northeast, a victim and a resident said...

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 jet thought to have killed civilians in pursuit of militants

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The Nigerian air force said on Thursday it may have killed and injured civilians while pursuing suspected Islamist insurgents in the northeast state of...

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....

Super Tucano officially inducted into Nigerian Air Force

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has officially inducted into service the first six of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on order from the United...

United States welcomes the arrival of Super Tucanos in Nigeria

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The United States Charge d’Affaires in Nigeria has welcomed the recent delivery of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), saying...

United States stalling on AH-1 Cobra sale to Nigeria

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Nigeria is attempting to acquire a dozen AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters from the United States, but the sale is being held back by US...

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...

Nigeria getting two presidential AW189 helicopters amongst other acquisitions

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The Nigerian presidential air fleet will soon be receiving two new AW189 VIP helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, while Super Tucanos and Chinese unmanned...

Pakistan, Nigerian Air Force strengthen cooperation

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The Pakistani Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCOSC), General Nadeem Raza has expressed the willingness of the Pakistani Government to deepen technical and...

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 mark 57th anniversary with induction of JF-17 fighters

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On 20 May, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) inducted into service its three recently delivered JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft during a ceremony at Makurdi...

Nigerian JF-17 deliveries apparently complete

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The Nigerian Air Force has apparently taken delivery of its third and final JF-17 Thunder fighter from Pakistan. Photos emerged on social media on 29...

First Nigerian JF-17 Thunder arrives home

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The Nigerian Air Force appears to have taken delivery of its first JF-17 Thunder fighter jet from Pakistan. Video emerged on social media showing a...

New Nigerian Presidential AW189 helicopter spotted

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The Nigerian Air Force appears to be getting a new presidential helicopter, an AW189 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. A photo dated 2 March was taken...

Nigerian air force passenger plane crash kills seven people

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A small Nigerian air force passenger plane crashed just outside Abuja airport after reporting engine failure on Sunday, killing all seven people on board,...

Nigeria has received Emirati UAVs

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The Nigerian military appears to have taken delivery of Yabhon Flash-20 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United Arab Emirates, several years after they...

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...