Presidency reaffirms July delivery of 6 Super Tucano

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against insurgency country be revved up soon with expected arrival of six Super Tucano light aircraft from States (U.S.) mid-July.

Already, Air Force () 14 personnel are Georgia, U.S. for training how deploy jets.

Senior Special Assistant the President Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this his Twitter handle, @GarShehu, Tuesday.

According him, another batch of six fighter aircraft would be delivered shortly after the mid-July date of the first batch.

Shehu also posted a short of the personnel test flight operations with the combat jets.

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He twitted: “Test flight operations for @NigAirForce newly acquired Super Tucano combat aircraft.

“Six of the 12 Super Tucanos are track to arrive in mid-July 2021. With the remaining six shortly after that. There are 14 pilots currently training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia.”

SNC and Embraer Defense & Security received a contract from NAF in December 2018 to deliver the 12 A-29 Super Tucano light aircraft.

The contract included ground training devices, systems, ground equipment, spares, and other related support.

The A-29 Super Tucano support flight and combat training, close air support operations, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), armed over-watch, counterinsurgency and irregular warfare scenarios.

According to a report on the webpage of Airforce Technology, an Air Force news site covering developments in air defence technology and related issues, “currently, the aircraft has been chosen by 15 airforces worldwide.

In April last year, Embraer and SNC announced the completion of the inaugural flight of the first of 12 A-29 aircraft.

The full fleet of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is being manufactured by SNC and Embraer at the Jacksonville facility in Florida, U.S.