The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of 10 aircraft which is the first successful completed in-country Periodic Deport Maintenance of NAF aircraft. It was mention that the Reactivated Jets which include NAFs 452,453,454,455,456,457,461,466,470 and 913 were part of those rehabilitated and recommissioned under the Periodic Deport Maintenance. The aircraft were reactivated by the Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Service Limited in conjunction with Sebena Technics a foreign partner. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh explained that it would go a long way in the deployment of troops to tackle the present security challenges facing the country.
The former Minister of Defence, Mrs Olusola Obada, said the dictates of the Federal Government’s transformation policies emphasised looking inwards and capacity building for self-reliance. In addition, Mrs Olusola Obadan called on the military to focus more on Research and Development.