two Chinese jet fighters for Ghana

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The Ghana Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that it has taken delivery of two fighter jets to augment the fleet of the Ghana Air Force. The Armed Forces said in a statement in Accra that the two K8 fighter jets, buil t by the Chinese National Aero-Technology Corporation, bring to four the number o f Chinese fighter planes in the Ghana Air Force. The delivery of the fighter jets forms part of a trade-in for the Gulf Stream 3 Presidential jet under which Ghana was receive four fighter jets and a flight simulator. Defence Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah said the jets were particularly necessary in the wake of the discovery of oil. He said the delivery of the jets was in line with the government’s intention to enhance the operational capabilities of the Ghana Air force. Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Yu Wang Ze said the planes were a demonstration of the giant strides made by his country in the aviation. Panapress.

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