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Pakistan Delivers JF-17 Thunder Jets to Nigeria

The Pakistan Air Force’s Il-76 transport plane arrived at the Nigerian Air Force’s 21st Makurdi Air Base armed with a JF-17 fighter jet.

Pakistan expects to deliver the first of three JF-17 fighter jets to Nigeria in the first quarter of 2021.

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Pakistani government approved the $ 184.3 million deal for the delivery of three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets after Lagos agreed to provide a financial guarantee for the purchase.

The JF-17 Block II jets cost Nigeria around $60 million, including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, according to unofficial estimates. The unarmed JF-17 is said to cost US $ 40 million per unit.

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