British media said the Chinese aircraft market success in Nigeria (Figure)
Nigerian air force fighter
Chinese FT-7N1 LONDON, according to Russian military news network reported on June 23, the British “Air Force Magazine,” No. 7, 2010 article that the Nigerian Air Force in early April this year, Ma Kuer Dickey held the production of China into a flying single-seat fighter aircraft F-7N1 and your aircraft production FT-7N1-seat advanced trainer was officially installed the ceremony, which shows that China’s aviation combat equipment to successfully enter the African market once again.
2005 the Nigerian Air Force to China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation issued a purchase 12 F-7N1 and three FT-7N1 orders, also includes 20 PL-9C short-range air to air missiles, 10 training missile, launchers, rockets and without control the supply of aviation bombs, the total contract amount $ 250 million. In early 2010 the first aircraft to arrive Nigeria in the form of mechanical parts, and then fully assembled in the local re-test. It is not clear as of today, the Chinese were delivered to the Nepalese side how many planes, but from the Nepalese fighters fielded official ceremony the picture, all three FT-7N1 trainer has appeared makurdi airport, you can speculated that all of these aircraft is the only delivery, there is speculation that the previous single-seat F-7N1 fighters will all be delivered at a later time.
reported that in 2008 Nigeria pilots to China for the relevant type of training, but initially planned to start in 2008 but was forced to postpone the supply itself, may be caused by the financial problems in Nigeria. Over the years the level of expenditure in Nigeria is very low, less defense spending, Nepalese Air Force was forced to tighten their belts the same, but the recent significant improvement in the financial position of Nepalese Air Force began funding the procurement of new weapons and equipment, but is now experiencing a shortage of trained pilots problem. Nepalese Air Force Chief of Staff Lieutenant Yike Jia Pei Tinglin sports center built air base repair his speech at the ceremony, admitted, in order to ensure that all aircraft can fly off to protect the country’s territorial integrity, the Air Force the government to give necessary powers, the a serious shortage of talent when the pilot. However, in the Chinese modern fighters, the Nigerian Air Force was broken wings rehabilitation, re-start a better life.
in to get F-7 fighter, Nigeria and Egypt, Namibia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and other countries, a Chinese fighter new customer, and is the largest African clients. In this way, China has successfully achieved a MiG-21 fighter in the rebirth of African countries.
Nigerian Air Force in the procurement of equipment, while China Airlines, also recently received two ATR42MP maritime patrol aircraft, while also purchasing a number of the total value of € 68.6 million of the AS332 “Super Puma” helicopter last year November 25, Nigeria Ministry of Information announced that the Government has approved the procurement of these helicopters from the French Defense Ministry’s request, plans to assist Nepalese military participation in peacekeeping operations in the Niger Delta region perform surveillance and reconnaissance missions. (Compiled: Shu-shan)