By John Ikani
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has concluded arrangements to induct its newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano aircraft into the Force’s Order of Battle on Tuesday next week.
A statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information said, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to oversee the induction of the newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets at the 011 Presidential Air Fleet Apron, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to the statement: “As part of programmes lined up for the induction ceremony, a symbolic flypast will be performed by some of the newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano aircraft within the vicinity of the induction ceremony”.
It would be recalled that the first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft arrived Kano state on July 22.
The aircraft were received by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, alongside the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.