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In six years Nigeria lost NAF aircraft worth $135.13 million due to crashes

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The Super Mushshak trainer aircraft that had two military commanders on board crashed at Kaduna on April 19, 2022, leaving no survivors.

This accident is one of 14 involving NAF aircraft between 2015 and 2022. 15 NAF aircraft worth an estimated $135.13 million have been lost as a result of these aircraft crashes. In addition to the monetary loss, it has led to the departure of senior military officers.

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The Nigerian Air Force, one of the biggest in Africa, is the newest branch of the Nigerian military. With a real value rating of 17.9, the Nigerian air force was rated 67th overall in the air power ranking (TvR).

The Nigerian Air Force added 38 new aircraft to its fleets under the Buhari administration to bolster its air capability. The serviceability status increased from 35% in 2015 to around 72% in September 2021 between 2015 and 2021.

The service has 138 total operational aircraft units, of which 110 are outstanding readiness units, according to data from the World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft (WDMMA), assuming a readiness rate of 80.0%.

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Future ratings for the nation may be impacted by the loss of aircraft.

Only 12 of the 15 instances have the reported cause of the crash accessible. Ten of the twelve crashes involved no combatants, for a non-combatant crash percentage of 83.3% out of all crashes that occurred during the review period.

 

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