On Monday, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited announced that it had inked a contract with the Nigerian Army to provide Phase-II flight instruction on the Chetak Helicopter to six Nigerian Army Aviation personnel.
The Bengaluru-based company said in a statement that this is the continuation of a contract signed in April 2021 for the provision of Phase-I flight training to six Nigerian Army Aviation personnel, which was completed successfully in December 2021.
The Chetak Helicopter’s Phase-II flying training is set to begin on Monday and will be finished by December 2022. It was said that each Nigerian Army Aviation Officer would receive 70 hours of flying instruction as part of the programme.
At a ceremony held at HAL Helicopter Division, B K Tripathy, General Manager, and Commodore Anthony Victor Kujoh, Defense Adviser, High Commission of Nigeria in India, signed the deal.
According to Tripathy, platforms like the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), which have a wide range of capabilities, can be very useful to the Nigerian Army.
“Nigeria would like to strengthen its economic ties with HAL not just for training but also for asset purchase,” Cmdre Kujoh stated.