Though not among the Top Ten airforce in Africa, Zambia has a small but rapidly expanding air force. The primary missions of the Air Force are to defend Zambia’s borders … Continue reading Zambia’s Small Air Force is Stronger than you think.
It has been three years since President Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram was “technically defeated”. Yet, despite multiple declarations of victory and while significantly degraded, Boko Haram continues to slaughter … Continue reading A Resurgent Boko Haram. Who is to blame? the Nigerian Army or Air Force?
Mauser 27mm calibre revolver cannon The BK 27 is a gas-operated cannon firing a new series of 27×145 mm cartridges. The cannon is a single-barrel, high performance, breech-cylinder gun operated by … Continue reading Say Hello to Nigeria’s Lethal arsenal of Gravity Bombs
Now the former training jets are blasting Boko Haram On the morning of June 19, 2016, seven Toyota Hilux trucks manned by Boko Haram fighters lay in wait near Daira Noro, … Continue reading Nigeria’s Tiny, Low-Tech Alpha Jets Have Flown in Brutal Wars Across Africa
The Nigerian Air Force has said that it has completed the airlifting of relief materials to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This was to further assist victims of the massive flooding that … Continue reading NAF airlifts relief materials to Mozambique, Zimbabwe
The JF-17 Thunder Multirole fighter will replace the Chengdu F-7Ni Airguard fighter as Nigeria’s frontline fighter sometime in 2020. While the Thunder is not particularly sexy compared to cutting-edge stealth … Continue reading Meet Nigeria’s Next Air Superiority Fighter
The PL-9C missile is the primary air to air missile carried by the F-7Ni fighter/interceptor. It is a short-range infrared-homing air to air missile developed by the China Air-to-Air Guided … Continue reading Say Hello to NAF PL-9C Air to Air Missile
In early December 2016, Nigerian helicopter gunships and attack planes swooped down and blew up fuel dumps belonging to Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest — a rugged refuge for … Continue reading Air Power Rescued Nigeria’s War on Boko Haram
There is no denying the fact that the northeast is now a kind of Gordian knott, the underbelly of Nigeria where potential adversaries, have a clear goal in keeping the … Continue reading How serious is Nigeria about raising defence spending and becoming a more muscular military power?
If you know your enemy you need not fear thousands battles. Sun Tzu Intelligence. Surveillance. Reconnaissance. This makes the difference between mission failure and mission success. Nigeria is a decade … Continue reading Where the Nigerian Military gets it RIGHT !!
ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT The NAF fixed wing strike fleet is a double tragedy. The airframes are hopelessly obsolete, and the numbers in service are beyond ridiculous. Ten Alpha Jet trainers … Continue reading Where the Nigerian Military gets it RIGHT !!
Entering production in 1965, the Chengdu F-7 is (sadly) Nigeria’s most capable fighter, pending the delivery of the Sino-Pakistani built JF-17 Thunder Multirole fighter. The Chengdu F-7Ni Airguard is a … Continue reading Guardian of the Sky: F-7Ni interceptor