Nigeria Airforce acquires Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of a reactivated aircraft, an ATR-42 (NAF 930) for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) in its fight against insurgency.

“The reactivation of the aircraft, which was successfully executed at the Rheinland Air Services (RAS) Facilities, Monchengladbach, Germany after clocking 5,000 hours of operation.

NAF engineers and technicians participated in the reactivation process in Germany.

According to media reports, more than 22 aircraft were procured by the NAF while air force is awaiting the delivery of 16 more.

The Nigeria air force has been trying to curb the activities of the Boko Haram insurgence in the North East for several years.

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