Pakistan delivered three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Nigeria earlier this week.
“We are pleased to announce the completion of the delivery of the first PAC JF-17N Thunder 4+ Generation Fighter Aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force on the 21st of March 2021. For that, we congratulate the NAF for being the first country in the region to acquire,” DG AO Directorate Pakistan Science Foundation’s tweet read.
The Pakistan Air Force’s Il-76 transport plane landed at the Nigerian Air Force’s 21st Makurdi Air Base. The $ 184.3 million deal covering the delivery of three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets was approved by the Pakistan government’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) after Lagos agreed to extend a financial guarantee for the purchase, reports Defense World, a defence and aerospace news portal.