US to sell the A-29 Super Tucano to Nigeria
It appears that the United States Government has decided that the Nigerian Military should be allowed to acquire twelve (12) A-29 super tucano which they have previously been barred from getting. Since 2014, the US congress denied the Nigerian Air Force from successfully taking delivery of the Counter-Insurgent aircraft citing gross human right abuses from the Nigerian side despite many attempts. The United states, do not sell arms to countries with questionable human rights issues.
The Nigerian Air Force needs a credible counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft to combat the deadly ISIS affiliated terror group plaquing the country for many years now. The deal worth over $593 million US dollars includes weapons, training, spares and long-term maintenance support.
- three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets both from Pakistan.