The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted 5 additional Super Mushshak trainer aircraft into its inventory, the service said in a statement.
The aircraft will be used for the primary flying training of NAF pilots at the 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna.
The newly inducted aircraft, which were the first batch of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft procured from Pakistan, were recently received by the NAF.
At the same time, 16 ab-initio student pilots, including 2 female cadets, graduated from the 401 FTS.
It is significant to note that it was the first time in over 30 years that NAF cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna would be graduating from flying training before being commissioned as officers. The inducted aircraft are all brand new and are fitted with digital glass cockpit in line with current practice in the global aviation industry.
PAC Super Mushshak (Urdu: سپر مشاق) (“Proficient”) is a primary trainer aircraft, which is a more advanced, upgraded variant of the MFI-17 Mushshak.
It was designed by and is being manufactured at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Aircraft Manufacturing Factory (AMF) at Kamra in Punjab province.
Approximately 300 of these aircraft are being used by the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army for military training of pilots and other defense related activities.
The aircraft is already in service with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, Iraq, Qatar and South Africa.
Source: Facebook/Nigerian Air Force