The launch of Alcomsat-1 Satellite via a Chinese Long March 3B/E booster rocket on 10 December,2017. Alcomsat-1 is the first Algerian telecommunications satellite. It is expected to operate in geostationary … Continue reading Algeria Joins Africa’s Space Club.
The Nigerian Air Force can no longer be considered the dominant aerial power in West Africa after the government of Niger gave Washington permission to use attack drones in its … Continue reading Niger Gives America the Permission to use Attack Drones.
Egypt army has become the 1st foreign operator of Rainbow CH-5 Chinese UAV. also operates Wing Loog 1 UAV SPECS Range: 6,500km Endurance: 60h Playload: 24 air-to-ground missiles (1,200kg) Credit … Continue reading Egypt Becomes First Operator of CH-5 Rainbow Attack Drone
Weeks after a deadly incident that led to the deaths of four American troops, the United States and Niger appear to be steadily moving towards an agreement that would see … Continue reading No One Seems Sure What’s Been Holding up Drone Strikes in Niger.
In 2014 the Nigerian Air Force took delivery of five CH-3 Rainbow armed drones from China In a secrete deal. Four of the attack drones are currently used for intelligence, … Continue reading The Future of Air Warfare : Nigeria’s Unique Opportunity.
The Nigerian Air Force is making efforts to become an efficient modern air arm in the face if constant terrorist threats and sectarian violence. In the first of a two-part … Continue reading Current State of the Nigerian Air Force. Part 1.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on 1 November 2017, inducted a brand new Bell 412 Helicopter into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). The newly inducted … Continue reading Nigerian Air Force Inducts New Bell 412 Helicopter.
The Nigeria Air Force is making forays into Space with the establishment of a new branch of military service : the Defence Space Administration, to be alligned under the department … Continue reading Africa’s First : Nigeria Commisions the Defence Space Administration.
The Nigerian Air Force fixed winged strike assets are outdated and too few in numbers, Nigeria however makes up for this deficiency with its rotary winged assets. The NAF fields … Continue reading On the Spotlight : Nigeria’s Helicopter Gunships
Erwan de Cherisey takes a close look at the Cameroonian Air Force’s Z9WE attack helicopters. In the last three years, the Armée de l’Air du Cameroun’s (Cameroonian Air Force: CAF) … Continue reading Attack Helicopters: Cameroons night hunters in the spotlight.
The death of four U.S Special Forces personnel in Niger brought to limelight U.S military operations in French West Africa. It’s interesting to note that the United States of America, … Continue reading Why is the United States Building a $100 Million Drone Base in Niger Republic?