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) […]Read More 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 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 […]Read More 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 timeline of Nigeria’s , which reveals something quite interesting: since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria has been engaged in one form of conflict […]Read More 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.Read More The TSAIGUMI UAV Carries Out First Combat Mission (Exercise)
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 […]Read More 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. 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 […]Read More 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 Technology Kaduna. President Muhammadu Buhari was given the honour of officially inaugurating the new UAV. President Mohammadu Buhari : The technological feat is an […]Read More 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) and 40 billion barrels in oil reserve, it also has one hell of a dangerous, disgraceful and diabolical airforce. This is the aircraft that defends […]Read More 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 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…
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 […]Read More MRAP WARS : IED vs Mobility