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Nigeria to Spend $84M Upgrading its MB-339A Jets

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MB-339A, UAE Finmeccanica subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi has signed a contract with Nigeria’s Ministry of Defence for the maintenance and enhancement of 12 MB-339A aircraft based at Kano, which have been in service with Nigeria since the mid 1980s. MB-339 digital cockpit(click to view full) The contract is worth $84 million dollars and covers the refurbishment of the aircraft and the upgrading of the avionic suite in addition to the supply of spares, technical assistance and training of pilots and ground crew. See Alenia release. The MB-339 jet trainer, aerobatic, and light attack aircraft has been widely exported and is currently in service with the air forces of Argentina, Dubai/UAE, Eritrea, Ghana, Italy, Malaysia, Nigeria and Peru. New Zealand’s MB-339s are for sale, as the government divests itself of all combat aircraft.

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