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Insecurity: Second batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft departs US for Nigeria – Punch Newspapers

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The second batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft has departed the United States of America en route to Nigeria.
A presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, posted this on his Facebook page on Sunday.
In a link shared by the presidential aide, the fighter planes were said to have refuelled at Rectrix in the Worcester Regional Airport.
The planes are expected to land in Nigeria on or around September 24.
Quoting Telegram, the presidential aide posted, “The planes refueled at Rectrix in the Worcester Regional Airport.

“The A-29 Super Tucano, designed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation in Sparks, Nevada, are light attack aircrafts that the Nigerian Air Force has been using in the fight against terrorism in the country.
“U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard, a Worcester native, was in town for her high school reunion at Doherty Memorial High School. Leonard decided to visit the pilots Thursday and see them off.

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“The planes were parked near the spot of the little hangar that Leonard’s father used to park his plane as a member of a pilot club in the city.”
The PUNCH had reported that the Federal Government in February 2018 placed an order for 12 Super Tucano aircraft at a cost of $496million.
The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday, July 22, took delivery of the first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States. © 1971-2021 The Punch Newspaper
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