Locally Weaponised Alpha-Jet Successfully Test Fired By NAF

newly weaponized NAF alpha jet returning to land after test flown

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) successfully test fired a locally weaponised Alpha-Jet aircraft.

The fighter jet was acquired from overseas without weapon delivery capability.

A statement from the NAF spokesman Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the NAF, at the heat of the Boko Haram insurgency, had acquired three Alpha Jet aircraft from private individuals in the United States however without combat capability.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Mshl Sadique Abubakar inspecting the newly weaponized NAF alpha jet after test flown

newly weaponized NAF alpha jet

 

Famuyiwa said: “The challenge led the NAF to look inward for solution locally by assembling a team of engineers and technicians designated NAF “Technical Response Team (TRT)” comprising serving and retired NAF personnel, and civilians.

“The team, has since its inauguration, achieved tremendous successes that have greatly enhanced the operational capability of the NAF, especially with respect to the ongoing fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, as well as saved huge foreign exchange for the nation.

“One other major feat achieved with the latest reconfigured aircraft is its ability to fire rockets and bombs from both the East and West blocks.

Weaponized NAF alpha jet after arms delivery

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