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NAF takes delivery of 5 new aircraft from Pakistan (Why Pakistan?)

Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has taken delivery of five new trainer aircraft which also marks the final batch of the 10 aircraft ordered by the Federal Government from Pakistan.
The aircraft, a Super Mushshak brand, and fitted with digital glass cockpit, are said to be capable of being used for acrobatics training.
NAF, director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the aircraft would be assembled in Nigeria by a team of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and NAF technicians prior to test flying and formal induction into the NAF.
Adesanya, who made this known in statement said that the Ilyushin 76 Strategic Airlifter aircraft, that brought the new Super Mushshak aircraft touched down at NAF Base Kaduna at exactly 7.45 am, on Sunday.
He also said a combined team of NAF and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel were on hand to assist in offloading the new aircraft, some parts of which came in crates, noting that officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) were present to ensure necessary documentation.

-Sun

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