USACE joins partners in Nigeria for groundbreaking ceremony for A-29 Super Tucano support facilities
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Commander Brig. Gen. Thomas Tickner, Nigerian Air Force personnel and others look on as a Nigerian Air Force pilot gives a demonstration of flight simulator training at Kainji Air Force Base in Nigeria February 15, 2022. The simulator is housed in a recently constructed temporary facility that will be replaced as part of ongoing construction of additional supporting facilities for the recently delivered A-29 Super Tucano aircraft at the base being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That same day, Tickner and other U.S. officials, including U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard and Deputy Director for the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate Ronald Taylor, joined Nigerian Air Force officials for a groundbreaking ceremony highlighting the ongoing construction project at the base. The construction is part of a historic $500 million U.S. foreign military sale to Nigeria, which also includes the delivery of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, munitions, and training – including the simulator equipment. (Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria)

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