Insurgency: NAF delivers of Agusta copters

The copter parts being off-loaded from the plane


In a bid to further take insurgency to the cleaners, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Saturday reached advanced stage to assemble the second batch of two new AgustaWestland 109 power attack helicopters.

The copters are part of the fleet enhancement efforts to enable more effective and efficient employment of air power to tackle the security challenges.

Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement said, the two aircraft along with full-option accessories arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Wednesday on-board a Boeing 737-400 Cargolux Airline aircraft from Malpensa International Airport in Italy.


The helicopters almost ready for flight


According to him, the aircraft were received by a NAF delegation led by Air Commodore Halim Adebowale in company of Country Representative of Leonardo Helicopters, manufacturers of the aircraft.

Air Commodore Daramola said NAF engineers and technicians, in collaboration with a team from Italy have commenced assembly of the helicopters preparatory to their induction into service.