The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plans to indigenously develop an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar announced during a 15 February ceremony … Continue reading Taking it to the next level : Nigerian Air Force to develop armed UAV.
The Cameroonian and Chadian Air Forces took delivery of two Cessna 208 aircraft for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from the United States. Both aircrafts were delivered last week … Continue reading Closing the capability gap : Cameroon, Chad take delivery of Cessna ISR aircraft.
Nigeria has only been at peace for 24 months since the return to democracy in 29 May 1999, after four decades of military rule. Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year … Continue reading Maintenance : Impact of Nigeria’s Operational Tempo on Equipment.
Built by engineers at the NAF Institute of Technology, the Tsaigumi is Nigeria’s 3rd domestically built Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Preceding it are the Gulma Tactical UAE and the Amebo UAV.
In 2025 Idris Derby finds himself in a quandary. The landlocked Central African Republic of Chad is finding itself at the beginning of a precipitous depression, brought on by reduced … Continue reading The War with Chad. How It All Began
The Italian built Skyguard firecontrol radar system is a search, acquisition and target designation anti-aircraft fire control radar system for airborne targets flying at medium, low and very low altitudes. … Continue reading All you need to know about Nigeria’s Skyguard Fire-Control Radar System.
The Nigerian Air Force consolidated its continental leadership in the application of military drones on Thursday with the inauguration of its second indigenously built UAV at the NAF Institute of … Continue reading Say Hello to Tsaigumi : Nigeria’s new military drone.
If you want something done slowly, expensively, and over budget, you go to the Nigerians. While Nigeria is the economic and energy superpower with a GDP of $1 trillion (ppp) … Continue reading Will the F-7Ni Fighter Remain in Service till 2030?
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More than 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014 are ready to return to normal…
Faced with an epidemic of deadly roadside bombs, Nigeria’s military officials have amassed one of Africa’s largest fleet of MRAPS (Mine Resistant Ambush Vehicles) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles to help … Continue reading MRAP WARS : IED vs Mobility
After independence Nigeria depended largely on Europe, Brazil and the United States for arms. No surprise Nigeria had one of the most internationally diversified and balanced defense procurement strategies. Nigeria … Continue reading Defense Industry : How DICON Dropped the Ball.
Despite it being overlooked for many centuries Benin is probably one of the most precious germs in all of West African history, and three facts still remain : The Benin … Continue reading The Great Benin Empire
The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of other foreign powers have quietly … Continue reading Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?