|The news clipping (Credits Officialdayo)|
The report did not identify the Su-30 variant that was being acquired by Nigeria, which was not previously known to be interested in the aircraft. The Nigerian Air Force was known to be lining up the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) JF-17 Thunder, but the finalisation of that deal has yet to be confirmed.
A.M/B believes that this is an error by Sputnik since according to them, Nigeria has received two units of the jet earlier this year. However, the only Russian military aircraft Nigeria has received for the last few years is the Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopter with further delivery still ongoing.
Sputnik is a Russian govt owned media outlet. They know what they are talking about
— Muhammad Al-Faatih (@SahrawiMuhammad) June 26, 2017
When it was helicopters, they named them as such. https://t.co/MKzW2YOEAx
Or did SPUTNIK lately hire a quack reporter?
— BEEGEAGLES BLOG (@beegeaglesblog) June 26, 2017
The Su-30 is derived from the highly successful Sukhoi Su-27 flanker. It is a twin-engine super-maneuverable multi-role airplane built in Russian by the Sukhoi Aviation Corporation in 1996. It can perform a wide range of air-to-air and air-to-ground attack roles.