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Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has officially inducted their two new Mi-35M attack helicopters during their 53rd anniversary celebration on 22 April. The induction was held in Makurdi. Present was the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammad Dan-Ali, Chief of Air Staff and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Abubakar has commented that the new Mi-35Ms will boost NAF… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-17

Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received two of their 12 Mi-35M attack helicopters. They ordered the 12 helicopters from Russian Helicopters in September 2015 as part of their modernisation programme, reports Defence Web. The remaining 10 should arrive by late 2018.   The Mi-35M has two Klimov VK-2500 turbo-shaft engines as well as advanced… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Nigeria VIP flight transfers two VIP AW101s to Air Force

Nigeria VIP flight transfers two VIP AW101s to Air Force

The Federal Government has backed up their promise and delivered an AgustaWestland 101 and 102, from the Presidential Airforce, to the Nigerian Air Force. Channels TV reports that at the handing over ceremony in Abuja, the Minister of Defence Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali whole-heartedly agreed with the decision to support the Nigerian Air Force in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-16

Nigerian Air Force opens Indigenous Maintenance Centre

Nigerian Air Force opens Indigenous Maintenance Centre

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has created a local economy growing industry with the establishment of the first Periodic Depot Maintenance centre, as reported by The Daily Trust. This centre eliminates the expense of sending helicopters abroad for servicing and maintenance and instead uses the brains and capabilities of the local engineers from the Aeronautical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-16

Nigerian military build helicopter hangar in Niger State

Nigerian military build helicopter hangar in Niger State

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has completed a massive maintenance hanger for the Nigerian military helicopters and others within the West African countries.See full story.

Source: WorldStage, 13-Jan-16

AgustaWestland ships first Nigerian VIP AW101

AgustaWestland ships first Nigerian VIP AW101

AgustaWestland has recently shipped the first of two VIP AW101s to the Nigerian Air Force.  The manufacturer flew the helicopter from its Yeovil factory in the UK to London Stansted Airport, where technicians dismantled the aircraft and stored it in a hangar ready for the flight.  On a similar assignment in 2013, inclement weather conditions… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-14

Nigerian Air Force acquiring two AW101 helicopters

Nigerian Air Force acquiring two AW101 helicopters

The Nigerian Air Force will soon take delivery of two AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters, which will be used for VIP transport duties.            See Full Story HeliHub.com understands these are from the batch previously expected to be delivered to India

Source: Defence web, 21-Aug-14

21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission crashed, reportedly due to a technical fault – although some reports suggest the involvement of insurgents in Borno State. Initial reports stated one dead, one survived, one missing presumed dead – but the latter trekked through the bush and back to base

21-Jul-14

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Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

The Nigerian Air Force procured Mil Mi-34C (NATO code Hermit) helicopters around 2002 with the intention of using them for ab initio training. In July 2011, HeliHub.com reported that they had all been withdrawn from use – reportedly due to main gearbox issues – with the intention of disposing of them. The Mi-34C is powered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub .com, 24-Mar-14

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Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

The US Marine Corps have recently issued a photo release with the two images accompanying this article.  The brief description of them was as follows:- Members of the Nigerian Navy board a U.S. Marine Corps HH-46E for a search and rescue flight demonstration during a visit Feb. 4 with Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-14

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17-May-13 Sambisa, Nigeria

Militants hit a JTF helicopter with anti-aircraft weapons during combat operations.

17-May-13

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09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Emergency landing on training flight due to tail rotor failure.  No injuries

09-May-13

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Nigerian Air Force take delivery of first two R66s

Nigerian Air Force take delivery of first two R66s

The Nigerian Air Force Invites the World Famous “Pink Shirt” (Richard Mornington-Sanford) to their base in Enugu to conduct a Robinson R66 with RR300 engine Type training Course and assemble their first two R66 helicopters. 11 technicians (including two members of the Nigerian Aviation Authority) attended the theoretical element of the course, which was conducted… Read more »

Source: Mornington-Sanford Aviation, 21-Dec-12

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Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

Nigerian Air Force refurbishes two Super Pumas

The Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed while commissioning the two helicopter gunships Friday at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, said it would boost current defence efforts in the country. (see full story)

Source: This Day, 19-Mar-12

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Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarusian company BVST currently maintains the Nigerian Air Force’s fleet of Mi-35 helicopters and Nigeria has sent pilots and engineers to train in Belarus.  (see full story)

Source: DefenceWeb, 17-Oct-11

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Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

Gearbox failures lead Nigerian Air Force to sell Mi-34 fleet

Ruslan Pukhov, Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, has reported Nigeria’s Mi-34 fleet disposal, according to Russian press agency RIA Novosti.  This is part of a wider disposal program which includes 25 MiG-21 jets, which were replaced by Chinese-built F-7Ns in 2010. While the fighter jets are being disposed due to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jul-11

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