In the 1980s the Nigerian Navy was the largest and best equipped navy in Sub Sahara Africa, outclassing the South African Navy at the time in tonnage and firepower. Regionally the combined navies of West Africa could not hope the match the Nigerian Navy in virtually every metrics, personnel, tonnage, firepower and training. The tip […]Read More EXOCET: The Worse Nightmare for the Nigerian Navy.
The Nigerian Navy is the largest Navy in Sub Sahara Africa in terms of personnel and second only to the South African Navy in terms of tonnage. The Nigerian Navy has more tonnage than the combined navies of East and West African countries combined. The fleet consists of roughly 110 ships in active service, consisting […]Read More Say Hello to the Largest and Most Powerful Navy in Sub Sahara Africa
Compared to the Army and Airforce the Nigeria Navy has received little investment in the past decade compared to other branches of the Nigerian military. No surprise since the Nigerian Army and Air Force bears the brunt of the Boko Haram insurgency. The Nigerian Navy is one of the largest, most powerful and most well-equipped […]Read More Current State of the Nigerian Navy
February 22 1982. This was a day that will live in infamy for the Nigerian Navy. On this day the Nigerian Navy commissioned one of the most sophisticated Frigate in the world at the time. It far outclasses any warship by any African navy and was a match for Russian and American Frigates. Say hello […]Read More Naval Dominance :Running Out of TIME!
The Shaldag MK II Patrol Craft is a 32M high-speed class of patrol boats used by the Nigerian Navy for a variety of missions ranging from coastal patrol to high-speed, high manoeuvre littoral warfare. Number I service : Five. MISSION PROFILE EEZ ( exclusive economi) Control. Maritime Law enforcement. Naval intelligence. Command and control. Interdiction […]Read More Say Hello to the Shaldag MK II Fast Patrol Craft.
Nigeria’s fascination with Special Forces began in 2015 when the Nigerian government secretly deployed mercenaries from South Africa to help the Nigerian army in the fight against Boko Haram. But after just three months on the ground, a squad of grizzled, ageing white mercenaries had gathered good momentum and wrestled much of the initiative from the enemy. […]Read More Nigeria : Addicted to Special Forces.
The Nigerian Navy is ranked 4th in Africa by GFP (Global Firepower). It is indisputable that the main criterion for assessing the Navy of any country is in tonnage. Nevertheless the amount of sea based firepower available to a navy can be an equally important way of assessment when each unit of investment can achieve […]Read More Concept : Deploying Army MLRS from Navy Ships for Coastal Fire Support Missions
Nigeria’s defense spending and capabilities needs a review in which the potential threat to Nigeria is multifaceted. Whether that means internal strife, or invading Nigerian territory or challenging its sphere of influence, the powers that be at becoming very active in th region, and justifying setting up multiple military assets in the region in the […]Read More The Single Biggest Existential Threat to Nigeria.
It was on a sunny day on the 7th of May 2017. Two months after a French Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV),Commandant L’ Herminier, wowed Nigerians Commandant L’ Herminier, after making a Port Call at the Naval Dockyard in Lagos, more than four hundred Nigerians were enthralled with splendour at the unveiling of Nigeria’s two newest […]Read More Say Hello to Nigeria’s P18N Stealth Corvette.