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Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

In order to increase their operational effectiveness in the present war against terrorism, the Turkish Air Force and the Nigerian Air Force have decided to collaborate in the field of defense technologies.

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This information was shared between the Turkish Air Force Commander, General Hasan Kucukakyuz, and the Chief of the Air Staff of Nigeria, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, during Amao’s five-day official visit to Turkey.

A statement on Saturday by the Nigerian Air Force spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, said the two Air Chiefs emphasized the need for Nigeria and Turkey to share their experiences on the use of unmanned aircraft systems in counterterrorism operations.

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This, according to them, would enable strategic synergy and enhance proficiency with renewed commitment to wipe out terrorism.

It partly read, “While appreciating Turkish military experience in counter-terrorism operation which spans over a decade, Air Marshal Amao stated that Turkey was able to achieve operational successes against terrorists due to the usage of right military equipment.

Nigerian Air Force, Turkey Plan Collaboration To Tackle Terrorism

He said Turkey has succeeded in developing a robust defense industrial sector capable of meeting up to a significant percentage of critical requirements of her armed forces and other security agencies.

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“Amao called for greater collaborations with the Turkish Air Force Command, even as he said the NAF appreciates the existing cooperation in the areas of training and extension of invitation for NAF personnel participation in some of the TurAF international military exercises.”

Gabkwet added that Amao requested more support from the TurAF in the areas of upgrade and modernisation of platforms, air defence training, special forces training as well as training slots in information communication technology for NAF personnel.


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