Nigeria Air Force returns 4 Super Mushshak aircraft to Pakistan

Sadique Abubakar
Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has returned four Super Mushshak aircraft loaned to it by Pakistan Government.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Olatokunbo Adesanya, an air commodore, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

He stated that the aircraft were for ab-initio flying training of pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna State.

Mr. Adesanya added that “the disassembled aircraft were loaded aboard cargo aircraft and flown out of NAF Base, Kaduna State on October 23.

“The aircraft were temporarily made available by Pakistan Government at no cost to NAF for training of pilots in December 2016, prior to delivery of 10 trainer aircraft ordered by NAF.”

The director explained that NAF used the four Super Mushshak trainer aircraft to train four instructor pilots and graduated 16 ab-initio student pilots, including two female pilots.

He explained further that the training took place at the 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna State.

Mr. Adesanya said the training had enhanced NAF’s ability to train its pilots locally, thereby helping to build the needed capacity to further prosecute the fight against insurgency in the North-East.

He said, “Having taken delivery of the first batch of five new trainer aircraft, there was no need any longer for NAF to retain the aircraft, hence their return, in line with the agreement between the two countries.”

The director added that NAF was expecting to receive the remaining five new Super Mushshak aircraft it ordered before the end of December.



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  • Otile

    Nonsense. Since Buhari took power every Islamic nation that wants to test their planes, graduate pilots and new bombs have been coming to Nigeria to do so. A few of these developing nations are Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Syria etc. Shame on Nigeria for selecting a dummy as president.

    • Bishop

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  • JasV

    What do you mean at no cost? Are the ten ordered planes coming from the air or Pakistan? Has the cost of training not been built into payments and commission not paid out to all the officers involved? Besides what plane can a taliban ridden country like pakistan produce?

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  • Bishop

    Congratulations to our Patriotic NAF! Happy we now have a sincere team. It’s in record that it’s at no cost, hope it won’t make d news someday.