The department of defense In the United States have said that the Sierra Nevada Corporation have been awarded the contract to manufacture the 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and is expected to be completed in May 2024.
A defence news portal, defence.co.za, had reported that the contract was announced on November 28 and is worth $329m, although the total not-to-exceed amount is approved at $344.7m.
In December 2017, the air force had received letters of offer and acceptance for the Super Tucano deal.
The deal valued at $593 million, included Paveway II guided bombs, laser-guided rockets, 12.7 mm ammunition, unguided bombs and infrared sensors.
Aside the sale of the 12 fighter jets, the deal includes ground training equipment, mission planning systems, mission debrief systems, spares, ground support equipment and support services.
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