The Pakistan Air Power (PAF) formally delivered three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to the Nigerian Air Power (NAF) on Friday. The plane was handed over to the NAF by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complicated (PAC) Kamra throughout a ceremony to mark the event.
Nigerian Protection Minister Main Gen (Rtd) Bashir Magashi was the visitor of honor on the ceremony, representing the President, whereas Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali, Deputy Chief of Pakistan’s Air Employees was invited to attend the ceremony because the NAF particular visitor.
Maj Gen (retd) Magashi expressed his gratitude to Pakistan and the FAP for the sustained bilateral cooperation and partnership between the 2 nations to boost the capabilities of the Nigerian air forces.
He stated it will be of nice assist in coping with Nigeria’s safety challenges. “We’re comfortable and excited concerning the addition of Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter jet,” he stated. Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali stated the day will stay “a historic milestone” for Pakistan’s JF-17 program, including that it is usually a mirrored image of the sturdy army cooperation and mutual belief that Nigeria and Pakistan share.
He expressed his confidence within the JF-17 plane and stated that its distinctive fight capabilities will show to be a robust platform to handle Nigeria’s safety necessities. He additionally assured the Nigerian Main Normal that the PAF and PAC Kamra would proceed to assist the NAF in assembly their necessities.
PAC Kamra delivered the plane to the NAF on schedule earlier this 12 months in March, regardless of the issues attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.