The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that in 2020 Super Tucano fighter jets will be delivered to the nation’s military.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday reiterated the government’s determination to continue to procure sophisticated weapons to keep the nation’s military in good fighting shape.
The fighter jets expected from the United States would be deployed in checking terrorist activities in the country.
According to Shehu, “while the military arsenal is not something you pay for and get, requiring mostly long-time orders, weapons will come in accordance with the terms of contracts.
“This country is expecting the commencement of the delivery of Super Tucano fighter jets, very effective in this kind of warfare, beginning next year from the United States.’’