February 25, 2024
Air Chief Says NAF To Take Delivery Of 18 Attack Helicopters
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Air Chief Says NAF To Take Delivery Of 18 Attack Helicopters

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, says the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) will soon take delivery of 18 attack helicopters to boost its fleet.

According to him, 12 helicopters will be supplied by the United States while another six helicopters will be provided by the Turkish government in September.

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Air Chief Abubakar said the air force will continue to intensify the deployment of its attack helicopters in clamping down on illegal refineries in the Niger Delta.

He added that joint operations with sister security agencies had led to the destruction of several illegal refining sites and the confiscation of vessels used in stealing crude oil from the region. 

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