I'd like to request an update to the J-7 page to mention recent sale of 15 J-7 to Nigeria for $251 million USD. The purchase includes 12 J-7's and 3 JJ-7's. The J-7's sold to Nigeria is given the designation of F-7NI (NI for Nigeria?). This sale also gives us the export-sales figure of approx. $16.7 million USD per J-7.
(note they have a link to our sinodefense web site, hehe)
Nigeria Spends $251M for Chinese F-7 Fighters After Oil Deals
Posted 30-Sep-2005 11:55
Reuters reports that Nigeria's government has approved a $251 million purchase of 15 fighter and trainer aircraft from China, further strengthening ties between the two countries after a series of significant oil deals.
The 12 F-7NI multi-role combat aircraft and three FT-7NI trainer aircraft and associated equipment will be bought from China's National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp. The F-7/J-7 is an upgraded version of the Soviet MiG-21 interceptor, with modernized avionics and weapons and a slight cranked-wing configuration.
"The Federal Executive Council (FEC)has approved the purchase of 15 combat and multi role military aircraft at the cost of N32.7 billion or $251.3 million from China. The council also announced the immediate ban on the importation of used tyres into the country."
"...Council approved the procurement of 12 numbers F7NI Multi-role combat aircraft and 3 numbers FT7NI trainer aircraft and accessories from China at the negotiated contract sum of $251,377,395, 000 US and adequate provision for these have been made in the 2005 budget", he said.