Nigerian Air Force

Nigerian Alpha Jet crashes in Zamfara

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet A/N jet trainer/light attack aircraft crashed in the country’s north-western Zamfara state after being hit by intense ground fire from bandits

Nigeria receives special mission Citation CJ3s, AW109s

Two Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3s, which have been modified for maritime security missions, are ready to enter Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) service as part of the Deep Blue Project

Nigerian Air Force inducts JF-17 into service

Three newly delivered Chengdu Aircraft Corporation-Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft have been formally inducted into Nigerian Air Force service

Nigerian Army chief killed in King Air 350i crash

A Nigerian Air Force-operated Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed near Kaduna International Airport on the evening of May 21, killing all 11 onboard – including the newly appointed chief of the Nigerian Army

Jungle paint scheme for Nigerian A-29B

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Embraer Defense & Security have released images of a newly-built Nigerian Air Force (NAF) A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which is sporting a new jungle paint scheme

Nigeria accepts second Mi-171E helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force accepted its second and final Mil Mi-171E heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter at NAF Base Makurdi – located in the nation’s Benue State – on December 2

First Nigerian A-29 receives combat colours

Nigeria’s first Embraer Defense and Security/Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) A-29B Super Tucano has rolled out of the paint shop, sporting its Nigerian Air Force (NAF) colours.

Nigeria’s first A-29B makes maiden flight

Embraer Defense & Security and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have announced that Nigeria’s first A-29B Super Tucano light attack aircraft has successfully completed its maiden flight.