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Nigerian Super Tucano package includes laser-guided weapons

30 August 2017

Nigeria has requested Paveway II and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guidance kits for the 12 EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft it is planning to acquire.

The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 3 August that the US State Department had approved the sale of the 12 aircraft for an estimated USD593 million, but more details were revealed in the arms sales notification published by the Federal Register on 28 August.

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