Nigeria buys helicopters in Russia


As reported November 30, 2012 Nigerian newspaper "The Nation", Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Alexander Nigeria Sabundu Badejo (Alexander Sabundu Badeh) said in the capital, Abuja, Nigeria, that the Air Force ordered nine helicopters in Russia "to enhance aerial surveillance" ("to strengthen air surveillance"). 

Type of helicopter is not reported, but the Nigerian informal network sources say that six of the nine helicopters ordered are of the type Mi-171SH. The remaining three or different assumptions may be as Mi-35 and Mi-17B-5.   

Air Nigeria recently acquired helicopters in Russia in 1999, when the Nigerian was awarded a contract for the purchase of six combat helicopters Mi-35P (were delivered in 2000, the board room NAF-530 — NAF-535) and nine light training helicopters Mi-34C (were delivered in 2001-2002, board rooms NAF-550 — NAF-558). The implementation of this contract was scandalous implications, as it turned out, rather than the contract stipulated the Mi-35P new buildings have been put Nigeria were in operation of the machine Mi-24P Refurbished and resource gear set Nigerians Mi-34C new buildings of no more than 300 hours , so that all the Mi-34C were bred in Nigeria immobilized after at most three years of operation.

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