Taking it to the next level : Nigerian Air Force to develop armed UAV.

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 held to mark the induction into service of the Tsaigumi UAV. The Tsaigumi UAV was officially inducted into service on 15 February. (Nigerian Air Force) […]

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Closing the capability gap : Cameroon, Chad take delivery of Cessna ISR aircraft.

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 Cameroon and Chad, two of Africa’s longest dictatorship. The Cessnas were modified into ISR platforms under contracts that the US awarded to North American Surveillance […]

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The War with Chad. How It All Began

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 revenue from oil due to a persistent drop in oil prices, a hungry population that is beginning to question the legitimacy of the 32 year […]

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All you need to know about Nigeria’s Skyguard Fire-Control Radar System.

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. Its equipped with two radar for search and track. It also uses a digital computer instead of the earlier analog equipment. The search radar is […]

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In Retrospect : Nigeria’s Free Chibok Girls Return Home “Fully Recovered”

Originally posted on DefenseNigeria:
​ 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 life after being released and receiving psychological and medical treatment, the government said on Friday. Some 270 girls were originally abducted by the Islamist group…

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MRAP WARS : IED vs Mobility

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 protect Nigerian troops. MRAPS have saved countless lives and absorbed or deflected thousands of insurgent bomb blasts in the forests, desert flats and roadways. The […]

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