Air Force of Nigeria will support French Operation Serval in Mali with fighter aircraft 1901132
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French Armed Forces Operation Serval in Mali
|Saturday, January 19, 2013, 03:25 PM|
|Air Force of Nigeria will support French Operation Serval in Mali with fighter aircraft.|
Following the directive by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Nigerian Armed Forces to commence the deployment of 900 troops to participate in the military operation to liberate Mali from Islamist rebels, the Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, commenced moves to deploy two of its fighter aircraft and a transport aircraft for the French army Operation Serval in Mali.
Chinese-made F-7 fighter aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force
The aircraft are the F-7 supersonic fighter aircraft, the latest and most modern in the NAF inventory, and the Alpha Jet fighter aircraft aka 'Dudu Bird' which fast tracked the surrender of the rebels in both the Liberian and Sierra Leonean civil wars.