Where is Nigeria’s JF-17 Multirole Fighter?

AZEBAIJAN

The Azebaijan Air Force has concluding a deal with China for three Squadron (thirty six) of JF-17.

SUDAN

The Sudanese Air Force is reportedly negotiating to buy twelve JF-17’s from China.

ARGENTINA
Argentina is pursuing co-production of the JF-17 China.

BURMA
Burma is in talks with Pakistan to not only aquire a dozen JF-17, but is also in talks with China and Pakistan for local production.

SRI LANKA (order cancelled)


June 2016
NIGERIA 

February 2013.

Nigeria’s COAS (Chief of Air Staff), Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh submits a request to Nigeria’s National Assembly for $1.02 billion for squadrons of new aircrafts to replace Nigeria’s fleet of 10 F-7N Airguard to improve the war fighting readiness of the NAF.

The request was outrightly rejected.

July 2014.

The Senate Commitee of Nigerian Air Force sumbits another request for funding to replace Nigeria’s ageing fleet of aircarfts that is already stretched too thin. Price tag : undisclosed.

October 2014.

Nigeria’s COAS Alex Sabundu Badeh visits Pakistan where he reportedly announced that Nigeria will be buying between 25 and 40 JF-17 Multirole fighters, making Nigeria the first export customer with the requisit goodies ( One year worth of mantainance and spares) that comes with it.

DECEMBER 2015

Nigeria becomes the first export customer for the JF-17 aftet for..wait do this…..THREE JF-17 in a deal valued at $25 million.

Something Fishy?

The Nigeria Air Force issued $15.88 million for the purchase. However the 2016 budget lists $68.76 million for the JF-17 acquisition.

Why does it take too long deliver three aircrafts? Your comments will be appreciated.

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