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Embraer and SNC demonstrate Super Tucano to Ghana Air Force

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Embraer and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have demonstrated their A-29 Super Tucano close air support, reconnaissance and trainer aircraft to the Ghana Air...

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....

Asymmetric warfare in Africa’s hot spots favours smaller COIN aircraft over...

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Modern fighter jets are marvels of power and complexity. They are also stunningly expensive. The current generation of fighter jets start at about $100...

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 Armed Forces benefit from strong US-Nigerian relations

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In June 2022, the United States under secretary for political affairs, Victoria Nuland, made a notable official visit to Nigeria. She met with Vice...

Sierra Nevada Corporation opens Nigeria office

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), having delivered a dozen A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, has opened an office in Abuja. The company...

Construction underway of Nigerian Super Tucano support facilities

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Ground has been broken on the final phase of a $38 million construction project for Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano aircraft at Kainji Air...

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...

Super Tucano proving to be the gold standard light attack and...

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Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano continues to accumulate orders in Africa, capturing a large share of the light attack and manned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

Construction of Nigerian Super Tucano base facilities begins

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Construction of new facilities to support the A-29 Super Tucano wing at Kainji Air Base in Nigeria has started, after the US Air Force...

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...

Two dead in Mali Super Tucano crash

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A Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft operated by Mali’s Air Force has crashed, killing both pilots on board. The aircraft came down on...

Nigerian Super Tucanos to be based at Kainji

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Nigeria will base its 12 new Super Tucano light attack/trainer aircraft at Kainji Air Base in the west of the country. This emerged from a...

Embraer, SNC confirm Nigerian Super Tucano contract

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Brazil’s Embraer and partner firm Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have confirmed the contract for 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft on order for the Nigerian...

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 Super Tucano contract awarded

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The United States Department of Defence has placed a $329 million contract with the Sierra Nevada Corporation to manufacture 12 A-29 Super...

Mali receives Super Tucanos

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Mali's air force has taken delivery of four Embraer Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft after placing the order three years...

U.S. Air Force ends light attack flight experiments after crash

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The US Air Force canceled remaining flights that were a part of its Light Attack experiment after a recent fatal crash of...

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...

Nigeria to protest US conditions on $494 million purchase of Super...

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Nigeria will protest to the United States over conditions imposed on its planned $494 million (£345.6 million) purchase of 12 A-29 Super...

Nigeria proceeding with Super Tucano purchase

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The United States and Nigeria are moving ahead with the sale of 12 Super Tucano aircraft to the West African nation, with...

Nigerian Super Tucano sale includes guided bombs, rockets, sensors

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Nigeria's Super Tucano contract includes Paveway II guided bombs, laser-guided rockets and infrared sensors in addition to 12 aircraft, the United States...

US approves Nigerian Super Tucano sale

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The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, along with weapons, spares and training, to...

US to approve Super Tucano sale to Nigeria

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US lawmakers are expected to approve the sale of Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft to Nigeria in the coming weeks. Former...

Brazil approves Super Tucano sale to Nigeria

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The Brazilian government has approved the sale of three second hand Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria, the Nigerian Air Force has announced. "The...

Malian Super Tucano deliveries moving forward

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Delivery of Mali's six Super Tucano aircraft from Brazil appears imminent, with the aircraft being seen undergoing test flights in Brazil. Two aircraft...

Nigerian Air Force adding aircraft to its fleet

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has successfully refurbished 13 aircraft, some of which have been successfully re-deployed to perform combat...

Embraer demonstrates Super Tucano in Gabon

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Embraer has demonstrated its A-29 Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft in Gabon as part of efforts to sell the aircraft...

Nigeria hopes U.S. will sell it aircraft to fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria hopes the United States will sell it aircraft to fight Boko Haram militants, saying its human rights record had improved sufficiently...

U.S. seeks to approve attack aircraft for Nigeria in Boko Haram...

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The U.S. administration is seeking to approve a sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria...

Additional aircraft for Ghana Air Force

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The Ghana Air Force is set to take delivery of a number of new aircraft, including a single Mi-35 attack helicopter and...

Ghana buys five Super Tucanos

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Days after securing the sale of Super Tucanos to Mali, Embraer has announced that Ghana has signed a contract for five A-29...

Mali orders six Super Tucanos

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Mali has signed a contract with Embraer for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops. The signing ceremony, held at...

Ghana confirms Super Tucano, Z-9 acquisitions

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The Ghana Air Force (GAF) will acquire four new Harbin Z-9 helicopters from China and five new Embraer Super Tucano trainer and...

Brazil donates three Tucanos to Mozambique

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Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff has approved the donation of three ex-Brazilian Air Force Embraer EMB-312 Tucano trainer aircraft to Mozambique and says...

Nigeria interested in buying Super Tucanos

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The Nigerian Air Force is considering buying Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo...

Senegal orders Super Tucanos

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Senegal's Air Force has ordered three A-29 Super Tucano light attack and training aircraft from Embraer, becoming the fourth African nation to...

Angola receives first Super Tucanos

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Embraer on Thursday delivered the first three Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft to the Angolan air force during a ceremony...

Embraer delivers first Mauritanian Super Tucano

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Embraer has delivered Mauritania's first Super Tucano trainer and light attack aircraft, as part of a deal announced earlier this year. The...

Sierra Nevada sues US over Afghan plane deal

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Privately held U.S. defense contractor Sierra Nevada Corp on Tuesday said it had filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S....

Embraer sells Super Tucanos to three African countries

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Embraer has sold its Super Tucano light attack/trainer aircraft to Burkina Faso, Angola and Mauritania in deals worth a combined US$180 million,...

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