Nigerian A-29 deal back on

Sierra Nevada Corporation was awarded a contract to supply twelve A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force on November 29, 2018. The $329 million undeinitized contract includes a not-to-exceed amount of $344.7 million to include forward looking infrared systems for six of the aircraft. Included in the deal are ground training devices, mission planning and debrief systems, spares, ground support equipment, alternate mission equipment, and contractor support, including ive ield service representatives to work outside of the continental United States for three years.

Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by May 2024.

The deal was first mooted in 2016 but was halted by the Obama government because of concerns about Nigeria’s human rights record. President Trump overturned those sanctions and paved the way for the sale.