All Nigerian Air Force articles

  • Bell AH-1Z Viper c USMC

    Bell extends H-1 production with $455m attack helicopter order from Nigeria


    The US rotorcraft manufacturer finalised a contract to provide the Nigerian air force with 12 of the latest AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters.

  • News

    Nigerian Air Force to receive 12 A-29 Super Tucanos


    ​Sierra Nevada was awarded a $329 million foreign military sales contract from the US Air Force to build 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force, which are intended for use against Islamists militants Boko Haram and ISIS.

  • News

    Seven killed in Nigerian air force Dornier crash


    ​Seven people were killed when one of the Nigerian air force’s Fairchild Dornier 228 transports crashed soon after taking off from Kaduna airport for Abuja on 29 August. The fatalities included both crew members and all five passengers aboard the twin-turboprop.

  • Watchkeeper Afghan - Crown Copyright

    Study shows armed UAV exports limited despite demand


    ​An arms transfer study from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) claims that only the UK and Nigeria have been the recipients of armed unmanned air vehicles, despite “widespread interest” in their acquisition.

  • AH-1 - Israeli air force

    Israel halts AH-1 sales talks with Nigeria


    ​The USA has blocked any sale by Israel of surplus American-made weapon systems to Nigeria, and indicated that Israeli-made equipment should be exported to the country only "under strict conditions".

  • AW109 - AgustaWestland

    Nigerian rotary capability challenged by Boko Haram threat


    ​The Nigerian air force has described how its limited rotary capability has proved detrimental in its fight against Boko Haram insurgents that have been advancing in-country.

  • Scorpion arrival Farnborough

    Nigerian air force eyes Scorpion combat surveillance aircraft


    Nigeria's air force has expressed an interest in acquiring the Textron AirLand Scorpion strike and surveillance aircraft in order to counter the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in the country.

  • AW101 Nigeria - Rick Ingham

    Nigerian AW101 makes debut flight


    ​AgustaWestland on 19 September performed the maiden flight of the first of two VIP transport-roled AW101 helicopters for the Nigerian air force from its Yeovil manufacturing facility in Somerset.