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Nigeria: Deal To Buy JF-17 Fight Jets From Pakistan Moving Forward

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian acquisition of the JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jets is part of an ongoing fleet modernization programme that includes the procurement of eight Russian-made Mi-35M attack helicopters and up to 12 A-29 Super Tucano close air support aircraft from the US.

Incompetence Is Forcing Nigeria To Buy JF-17 Fighter Aircrafts From Pakistan

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria is likely to buy JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft from Pakistan. The oil-rich West African country has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that covers the sale of the aircraft. The deal is expected to be finalised in November, during the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar in Karachi, IHS Jane's reported quoting a senior official of Pakistan's Defence Export Promotion Organisation.

Angolan Su-30K Deliveries To Start In November

AFRICANGLOBE - The Angolan Air Force will receive its first two upgraded Su-30K fighter jets from Russia in November and December this year, with the remaining ten to be delivered in 2016.

Why is the Obama Administration Sending Egypt 20 F-16 Fighter Jets?

AFRICANGLOBE - Key lawmakers in the US are expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send Egypt 20 F-16 fighter jets, even though...

Kenya Joins Uganda in Arms Shopping Spree

Kenya's use in Somalia of attack helicopters from China, fighter jets from Jordan and armoured vehicles from Israel is evidence that the country has been upgrading its military capabilities in response to new threats. The latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), analysing arms deals by African countries said that Operation Linda Nchi illustrates "the importance of arms imports for facilitating military responses to threats to security."