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Nigeria to buy 10 trainer aircraft from Pakistan

Updated October 22, 2016

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ABUJA: Air Marshal Arshad Malik, chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex handing over the Super Mushshak sale contract to Air Vice Marshal lya Ahmad Abdullahi of Nigerian Air Force.— APP
ABUJA: Air Marshal Arshad Malik, chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex handing over the Super Mushshak sale contract to Air Vice Marshal lya Ahmad Abdullahi of Nigerian Air Force.— APP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday signed an agreement for the sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) announced here on Friday.

“The contract signing ceremony was held at Abuja (Nigeria) where Air Vice Marshal Iya Ahmed Abdullahi and Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), signed the contract,” PAF spokesman Air Commodore Syed Mohammad Ali said.

The contract includes operational training and technical support and assistance to the NAF. The Pakistan Air Force would completely establish this facility in the shortest possible time, he said.

The contract will not only open new vistas for export of aviation equipment to foreign countries but also help generate revenue for the country.

The aircraft is already in service with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and South Africa.

The deal strengthens PAC’s status as a world class aviation industry producing the supersonic JF-17 Thunder and Super Mushshak trainer aircraft.

Published in Dawn October 22nd, 2016