The Nigerian Air Force has just taken delivery of new Mi-35 helicopter gunships from Russia. The airlift cargo aircraft bearing the 2 additional brand new Mi-35M helicopter gunships touched down at the Nigerian Air Force NAF Base in Makurdi, Benue state at exactly 12.20pm. The helicopters in a few days from now will be taken for […]Read More Nigeria takes delivery of New Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships.
Diamond & Silk testify before congress about the censoring of their Facebook and YouTube account.Read More Hell Breaks Loose as Diamond & Silk Decimates U.S Congress !!
In the 1980’s Nigeria was among the elite few African countries with a domestic defence industry. In 1983 the Nigerian Air Force, during its program of Aeronautical Industrial Engineering Project (AIEP) developed and built an indigenous light trainer aircraft, the ABT-18 (air beetle-18) to facilitate training. During this period it can be argued that Nigeria […]Read More Who is to blame? The Death of Nigeria’s Aviation Defence Industry.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved $1 billion for procurement of security equipment. Many concerns were expressed about the announcement. These included the approval of such colossal sum by the president without authorization by the National Assembly, and the rationale behind such huge expenditure to combat an organization that the government claimed had been “technically defeated”. […]Read More How Nigeria’s $1 Billion Arms Fund Will Be Spent.
The Nigerian Army is growing by the thousands and on track to reach its end strength goal of 200,000 soldiers by the end of 2019, and that will mean enough manpower to fill holes in existing combat units, save some units from planned deactivation, and man some new ones. Its remarkable the speed at which […]Read More Say Hello to the Nigerian Army’s 8th Mobile Strike Team
RELIC OR REFORMER? The most powerful man in this ancient city rides through the streets on prized thoroughbreds and in vintage Rolls-Royce convertibles. One servant holds a designer umbrella over his head, no matter the weather. Another fans him with exotic-bird feathers. As soon as they see him, a group of uniformed men fire cannons […]Read More A Nigerian emir wants to take his ancient city into the modern era.
In the aftermath of the 2011 civil war Libya was effectively left without an air force and the nation is only now taking the first, hesitant steps towards re-establishing something appropriate for its new situation. Jon Lake reports. The Royal Libyan Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Libiyya) was established in 1951, […]Read More The Rise and Fall of a Mighty Air Force.
In a well run military an effective air defense is based on an integrated and coordinated approach including airborne (AEW or tethered radars), active and passive ground based sensors (radar, IR scanners, ESM), command centers and “shooters” of various types. The air defense network usually includes the surveillance and control of the protected airspace, projection […]Read More Air Defence : A Regional Arms Race.
Think the United States and Russia are the two countries whose weapons technology are stolen by Chinese state sponsored hackers? Think again. You know your technology is pretty darn good if China steals from you. China has had a number of dealings with South African weapons manufacturers over the past decade, most of which have […]Read More South Africa’s high tech military industrial complex is decade’s ahead of the rest of Africa.
One of the eye-opening features of Nigeria’s air campaign in the Boko Haram insurgency is the hollowness of what was once the premier air power in the region. Let’s be honest, this is not a major conventional war against a capable adversary. It is sad that despite the billions invested in the air component of […]Read More NAF Vission 2020.