Air force budgets N20m for procurement of ammunitions in 2018

The Nigerian air force, budgeted N22bn for the purchase of fighter aircraft, the budget partly read, “Item ERGP 14108520 – Part payment for procurement of three JF-17 Thunder aircraft, support equipment and spares is N13,121,842,710. Item ERGP 14108531 –Procurement of two Agusta AW109 helicopters is N6,817,486,800.”

Other ammunition procurements by the air force in the budget are procurement of various arms and aircraft ammunition put at N3,652,625,000.

For the navy, there are plans to procure two landing ship tanks for N5,945,886,655, while an hydro-survey ship would be purchased for N3,396,000,000.

Also, the navy said it would restock with ammunition and ballistic equipment at N2,226,126,920.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )


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