German military aircraft en route to Namibia
28 Oct 2017 14:10pm
WINDHOEK, 28 OCT (NAMPA) A German military transport aircraft is expected to land at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Sunday, the German Embassy in Namibia announced in a media statement on Friday.
The aircraft, a type A 400 M of the German Defence Forces based at Air Transport Wing 62 in Wunstorf, Germany will be touching down with one ton of supplies for German projects in Namibia.
According to the brief statement, the supplies are largely spare parts for equipment used in projects implemented by the German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group.
The aircraft will be coming from Luanda, Angola and is expected to continue its mission to Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania. Both Namibia and Tanzania were former German colonies while Angola was a former Portuguese colony.
With its Equipment Aid Programme, the German Federal Government supports partner countries in Africa to develop their peacekeeping skills, the statement says.
The programme was initiated over four decades ago with Namibia being a partner country since 1992.
This cooperation has included the secondment of a group of technical advisors to Namibia, known as the German Armed Forces Technical Advisory Group.
To date, seven agreements on technical support valued at N.dollars 465 million were concluded, according to the statement.