Metro Nigeria Launches New Aircraft to Fight Oil Thieves


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Nigeria’s military on Tuesday took the wraps off a new aircraft to tackle oil thieves high-seas pirates off the country’s coast, as well as maritime hijackers.

AFP reports that the high-tech plane is one of seven to be operated by the state-run Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Air Force.

It includes sensors, radar and Electro-Optic Surveillance and Tracking (EOST) equipment, which houses three cameras to monitor ships in Nigerian waters, said Sergeant Sunday Olalekan Omotosho.

“When fully operational, no vessel can escape our coverage,” he told reporters before a demonstration flight from Lagos to Escravos in the Niger Delta and over offshore platforms in the oil-producing southeast.

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Source: #PMNewsNigeria


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