Nigeria to buy 10 Super Mushshak aircraft from Pakistan

The deal will bolster the PAC's image in the aviation sector producing supersonic jets and trainer aircraft. Photograph:( Others )

Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan Oct 22, 2016, 08.08 AM (IST)

An agreement for the sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force was signed between Pakistan and Nigeria on Friday, Pakistani daily, The Dawn reported.


“The contract signing ceremony was held in Abuja (Nigeria) where Air Vice Marshal Iya Ahmed Abdullahi and Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman of the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), signed the contract,” The Dawn quoted PAF spokesman Air Commodore Syed Mohammad Ali as saying. 


The deal involves the PAC supporting operational training and technical support to the Nigerian Air Force. It would also bolster PAC's image in the aviation sector producing the super aircraft and will help generate revenue for the country. 


The Super Mushshak, which is built under license in Pakistan, is already in service with Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and South Africa.


“The Pakistan Air Force would completely establish this facility in the shortest possible time,” PAF spokesman said.