On Monday, April 11, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced that it had signed a contract with the Nigerian Army to provide Phase-II flying training on the Chetak Helicopter to six Nigerian Army Aviation officers.
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 flying training to six Nigerian Army Aviation officers, which was completed successfully in December 2021.
The Phase-II flying training on Chetak Helicopter is scheduled to commence on Monday and is planned to be completed by December 2022.
As part of the training, 70 hours of flying training would be imparted for each Nigerian Army Aviation Officer, it was stated.
The contract was signed by General Manager, HAL Helicopter Division, B K Tripathy and Defence Adviser, High Commission of Nigeria in India, Commodore Anthony Victor Kujoh, at a programme held at Helicopter Division here.
Tripathy said the platforms such as the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), with a wide range of capabilities, can be of great strength for the Nigerian Army.
Nigeria would not only like to further enhance the business relationship with HAL for training but also towards asset acquisition, said Cmdre Kujoh.