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 … Continue reading Nigeria takes delivery of New Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships.
Diamond & Silk testify before congress about the censoring of their Facebook and YouTube account.
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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, … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading NAF Vission 2020.
The United States new air base outside Agadez, Niger, will be operational from 2019 when it will be used to carry out armed and unarmed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions … Continue reading Another US UAV base in Niger to be ready in 2019
GDP : $95 Billion. Population : 22 million. From second tier city to a financial metropolis to Africa’s 5th biggest economy, Lagos has changed beyond recognition in just over a … Continue reading Reasons Why Lagos is the Greatest City in Africa.