ITALY NIGERIA

Pakistani option has Italy scrambling to defend sale of Leonardo combat aircraft

An Aermachi M-346 FA ground attack aircraft.
An Aermachi M-346 FA ground attack aircraft. © Leonardo Company
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. [...] (346 words)
Issue dated 19/08/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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