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Nigeria purchases 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan

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World Defense & Security News - Nigeria
 
 
Nigeria purchases 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan
 
Nigeria has concluded arrangement to acquire 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan Air Force to boost the country's security, a top official said. Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, disclosed this on Saturday at the graduation of Student Pilot Course (SPC) 41B in northern city of Kaduna.
     
Nigeria purchases 10 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan 640 001Nigeria concluded a contract with Pakistan for the purchase of 10 Super Mushshak basic training aircraft
(Credit: PAC)
     
Abubakar said the aircraft would be inducted into the 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna.

According to him, Pakistani pilots would soon arrive in the country to train Nigerian pilots at the 310 Flying Training School.

He said the induction of the Super Mushshak aircraft would enhance the capability of student pilots to the full spectrum of military flying training.

The top official said in the pursuance of professionalism in the service, 20 out of 42 pilots recently departed Nigeria to be trained abroad.

He told reporters that 10 of the pilots were sent to South Africa while the other 10 were sent to the United Kingdom.

He added that another set of eight pilots were being trained at the International Aviation College, Ilorin.