Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to induct into its inventory two newly acquired T-129 ATAK helicopters and King Air 360i aircraft on Tuesday (today).
The event which will take place at the NAF Base, Makurdi, Benue State, has President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the guest of honour, who will be represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima.
A statement by the NAF director of public relations Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet said the event marks a major boost to the nation’s defence.
He said the new platforms would enhance NAF’s firepower as it jointly confronts the various security challenges in the country, alongside sister services and other security agencies.
“The event no doubt signifies a major boost to Nigeria’s national defense capability under the current dispensation,” he added.
This the first induction of a major military ware under the current administration.