The Nigerian Air Force NAF today, took delivery of a second Mi-171E from Serbia.
The Ilyushin 76 Strategic Airlifter aircraft that brought the brand new helicopter touched down at Nigerian Air Force Base Makurdi.
This was contained in a statement issued by Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA on 2nd December 2020.
The Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command Air vice Marshal Olusegun Philip, received the new aircraft on behalf of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
A combined team of NAF personnel and technical support staff from the equipment vendor were also on hand to assist in offloading the new aircraft, some parts of which came in crates. In addition, officials of the Nigeria Customs Service and the Nigeria Immigration Service were present to ensure necessary documentation.
The new aircraft will undoubtedly boost NAF’s contributions in the fight against insurgency, armed banditry and other criminal activities in the country.