When a nation invests sufficiently in its defences, it forecloses the likelihood of humiliating experiences befalling her and her sovereignty takes on a new meaning. There is a … Continue reading Air Power: Regional Arms Race.
Perhaps one of the greatest development of the Nigerian Air Force is the Airborne Warning and Patrol Planes. These planes have the capability to alert air and ground crews to … Continue reading The Case for Expanding Nigeria’s Eye in the Sky.
Mali’s air force has taken delivery of four Embraer Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft after placing the order three years ago. Another two are still to be delivered. … Continue reading Mali receives Super Tucanos.
The A-29 Super Tucano was participating in the Air Force’s Light Attack Experiment when it went down at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The pilot killed in the crash was identified as U.S. … Continue reading Super Tucano Light Attack Plane Crashes. Kills Pilot, Injures Another.
Five years ago Nigeria was the only country in the region operating armed attack drones. Since the news of a CH-3 Rainbow drone surfaced in 2014, West Africa has become … Continue reading West Africa the Worlds New Drone Hub.
On Friday, September 1, 2017, Boko Haram extremists took a break from their warfare to observe a holiday. Hundreds of the fighters gathered under trees in the Sambisa Forest in … Continue reading Nigeria’s Air Force defends the region.
I pity any country in the region that will come up against Nigeria’s combat helicopter fleet. With the notable exception of France. The synergy with air and land forces and … Continue reading Nigeria’s Fearsome Helicopter Gunship Fleet.