PHOTO CREDIT: GERRY RUDMAN
Photographs show NAF 930 and NAF 931 (ATR 42-500MPA Surveyor planes) which have become even more advanced Special Mission Aircraft as
can be gleaned from the photographs after they underwent ELINT upgrades.Note the domes on the fuselage just
behind the wings.
The now ELINT-compliant Surveyor planes can thus undertake the gathering of military or other intelligence through the monitoring of electronic signals such as satellite transmissions, rocket telemetry and radar emissions while themselves being difficult to detect.
With those upgrades completed during Q4 2013, the Nigerian Air Force now possess the most advanced aerial surveillance platforms in sub-Saharan Africa.
At this time, only Nigeria, South Africa and Angola possess any ELINT capabilities across the said region .
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