Pakistani option has Italy scrambling to defend sale of Leonardo combat aircraft
The Italian government has embarked on a diplomatic campaign to strengthen military cooperation with Abuja as a means to lock in the sale of 24 combat aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force. But it is facing a circumspect air force command and competition from Pakistan. [...]
Who are Nigeria's new military top brass after Buhari purge?
President Buhari has put an entirely new team at the helm of the Nigerian military. Both public opinion and the military itself have welcomed the overhaul, while national security adviser Babagana Monguno has kept his job and could even consolidate his influence. [...]
Covid-19: Air force maritime patrol plane grounded at RAS plant in Germany
Rheinland Air Service (RAS) has completed maintenance work on one of the Nigerian Air Force's two ATR 42-500 MP surveillance aircraft. The aircraft has been prevented from leaving Germany by the Covid-19 epidemic, just as the NAF needs to intensify maritime surveillance operations and the fight againt Boko Haram. [...]