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US Military Gets N13.8bn to Construct NAF Facilitates, Wing 12 Super Tucano Aircraft

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, has recieved a $36.1 million (N13. 8 billion) contract to rebrand and construct Nigerian Aiforce facilities wing to support 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft among others.

The contract was awarded by the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate’s Foreign Military Sales Construction Division.

The facilities will include the construction of new airfield hot cargo pad, perimeter and security fencing, munitions assembly and storage, small arms storage.

Others are; a flight annex wing building for simulator training, airfield lighting, and various airfield apron, parking, hangar, and entry control point improvements.

“With this recent contract award, we are ready to be part of the modernization of Nigerian Air Force facilities and infrastructure,” said Brig-Gen. Brian Bruckbauer, director of the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate.

“As a member of the Nigeria A-29 FMS Program, and this being AFSAC’s first major construction project in sub-Saharan Africa, we are thrilled to be able to support the Nigerian people in advancing their defensive capabilities.

“We look forward to building and strengthening this strategic partnership with the Nigerian people”, he added.

The construction of the new facilities have reportedly started at an air base.

Credits | AFLCMC


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