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“Nigeria Will Soon Start Producing Helicopters” – Buratai

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Few days after some top government officials were summoned by the senate for purchasing some new helicopters, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has revealed that the Nigerian Army is working with some of its indigenous and foreign partners in the defence industry to produce prototype helicopters for its operations.
Buratai, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in an interview with newsmen after inspecting some stands at an exhibition of locally manufactured military equipment.
He said: “The Nigerian army is already working on its own prototype helicopter. This is one issue –prototype helicopter that we are very much concerned about and we hope to have it on the ground very soon.”
He further disclosed that the army had been working in the past few years to get value for the research it had embarked upon to produce some of its equipment locally.
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