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According to the Department of Defense (DoD) a company doing business as Textron Systems out of Hunt Valley, Maryland, was awarded a $25,610,000 contract for three Aerosonde Mk4.7 systems, initial spare parts, logistics support, new equipment training and two field service representatives.

Work will be performed in Nigeria, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2021.

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Erik Prince, Blackwater

A year after Prince proposed private troops for Nigeria, the West African nation is now using mercenaries. Prince’s old firm, Blackwater, used to contract with the U.S. to protect convoys and officials, and train foreign armies — but caused controversy when its employees killed Iraqi civilians.

Nigeria’s government is deploying South African mercenaries in its effort to battle the Islamist Boko Haram militia that’s wreaking havoc in the northern part of the country, the New York Times reported last week.

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