Nigeria Air Force To Get 3 JF17 Fighter Aircraft From Pakistani Air Force [Photo]

Nigeria Air Force To Get 3 JF17 Fighter Aircraft From Pakistani Air Force [Photo]
The counter-terrorism operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria is set to receive a boost, as plans have just been concluded to acquire three J70 fighter aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The information was made available on Monday, 14th of October, 2019 by the Pakistani Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, during his visit to the headquarters of the NAF in Abuja, FCT.

According to Air Marshal Abubakar, contemporary security challenges around the world would require partnership and synergy between and among the services.
He further disclosed while addressing journalists, that his visit to the Nigerian Air Force headquarters was to help strengthen collaboration between the two forces in terms of training, equipment and joint exercises.
Quoting him,
“It is an official bilateral visit that I am conducting. I am looking forward to defence corporation not only in the Air Force, but in the military. Including the Army and Navy.
“In the Air force what we are doing with the Nigerian Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force together is in the field of training, joint exercises, equipment and some manufacturing.The purpose is to further accentuate, enhance and boost the scope of operation and take it to the next millage.
“We are jointly producing JF 70 with China…It’s a joint venture but we are manufacturing.. Now I have more than 100 aircraft that are flying.
“The JF 70 is a battle hardened aircraft…You as Nigerians should be very satisfied to have these aircraft flying in the coming days, and that is what we look forward to as we cooperate with our Nigerian brothers and sisters so that that aircraft come for the defence of Nigeria, and it will be a very important platform and state of the art aircraft and that is one of the biggest collaborations that we have at this time,”
On his own part, the CAS underscored the importance of robust collaboration, which he noted the Nigerian Air Force had pursued since his emergence as the 20th Air Chief in 2015.

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