France Promotes its CAS Doctrine in Nigeria

France Promotes its CAS Doctrine in Nigeria
France Promotes its CAS Doctrine in Nigeria

In competition with the Turkish and Indian aerospace industry in Nigeria, France has promoted its defence industry infrastructure and military doctrine on light utility and combat helicopters to equip the Nigerian infantry.


The Nigerian Army announced plans to acquire combat helicopters in 2020 to support and provide rapidly deployable firepower to its field-deployed troops in the north-eastern region as it blamed the prolonged battle with Boko Haram insurgents on a lack of timely air support.

France Promotes its CAS Doctrine in Nigeria

In June, a Nigerian delegate met with Division General Bertrand Vallette d'Osia, the commander of France's light aviation, and other French defence companies such as Airbus Helicopters, Safran Helicopters, and Thales Defence.


France Promotes its CAS Doctrine in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently in talks with European manufacturer Airbus, Indian manufacturer HAL, and Turkish TUSAŞ.