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Thursday, December 28, 2017

US Agrees To Sell 12 Super Tucano Planes To Nigeria

The United States has formally agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and other weapons, including bombs to Nigeria.





The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria presented letters of offer and acceptance to Nigeria’s air force on Wednesday, the air force said in a statement.

It said the U.S. State Department had approved the sale and final agreements would be signed and necessary payments made before Feb. 20.


Former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in January.

But his successor Donald Trump decided to press on with the transaction to support Nigeria’s efforts to fight Boko Haram militants and to boost U.S. defence jobs, sources told Reuters in April.


There was no immediate statement from the U.S. embassy or from authorities in Washington.


U.S. government and Nigerian Air Force officials would meet in early January to discuss the early delivery of the aircraft once payment had been made, the Nigerian air force said.


The sale of the 12 aircraft, with weapons and services, is worth $593 million, and includes thousands of bombs and rockets.


The propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance, surveillance and attack capabilities, is made by Brazil’s Embraer. A second production line is in Florida, in a partnership between Embraer and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp of Sparks, Nevada.


The Super Tucano costs more than $10 million each and the price can go much higher depending on the configuration. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT 6 engine

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6 comments:

  1. Same machines Obama would not sell to the GEJ administration in the very heat of the BH crisis simply because the latter would not facilitate his export of the aims and doctrines of the LGBT community in America, one of his campaign's major financiers and facilatators, until towards the end of his tenure in office.
    Having read a handful of materials on the origin of the BH insurrection et al, it is not difficult to place the role of the US under Obama in the entire transactions particularly the case of the abduction of the girls in Chibok. Her role in the 2015 elections is so well documented that any informed person would only wonder why the alleged Russian meddling in the US election is such a big issue to them when of course their roles in elections in other independent countries is no secret.
    We can buy these arms today but for all I care, it would not change what is coming at us from the US in no distant time from now.

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  2. Old rotten brasilian aircraft.
    I am sure the US is happy to sell them.

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  3. Nigeria's dey like second hand, why buying old planes, may God help them..

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  4. These are old old planes, it's like buying a 1965 car in 2017.
    Besides, didn't they just report that the Trump administration is angry with Nigeria over the Jerusalem vote?

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