The challenges facing Nigeria today is daunting. Unemployment, crime, corruption, pollution, the fundamentals does not make it any easier also with too many tribes, Africa’s largest and world’s 7th largest muslim population. Africa’s largest and words 7th largest Christian population. Home to the worlds deadliest terrorist group, Boko Haram, clashes between muslim herdsmen and Christian […]Read More It’s Time to Bring Back the Merchant Marine.
The concept of rapid deployment has been a mantra of both the Nigerian Army because of the volatile situation of the Nigerian state, where internal strife presented a far bigger challenge than external aggression…until recently. Nigeria’s preference for cheaper light, air-deliverable armor light tanks for operations made economic sense given no other country’s army in […]Read More All You Need to Know about Nigeria’s Scorpion Light Tanks
AIR BADE 201, Agadez Niger. Riding from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its centre, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million air field that will be used to stalk or strike extremists deep […]Read More Shadow Wars: It’s Time to Start Worrying.
The U.S. military is encircling Nigeria with a chain of air bases, drone bases and surveillance facilities. The latest link: a $150 million drone base airstrip Niamey, Niger Republic and Garoua, Cameroon. The U.S. Air Force is planning to lease 33 acres of land on the island for the next 50 years to build a […]Read More Why Nigeria is being encircled by military bases.
The average number of rounds expended to kill one Boko Haram insurgent with the AK-47, Beryl and other assault rifle is 50,000. The average number of rounds expended by army snipers to kill one Boko Haram fighter is1.3 rounds. That’s a cost difference of $23,000 per kill for the average soldier, vs. $0.17 per kill […]Read More Say Hello to the Nigerian Army Sniper Regiment.
Trainer aircrafts with secondary light attack capabilities provide the Nigerian Air Force a cheaper, more cost-effective way of dealing with low-end threats, and free up its more advanced fighters to deal with more serious adversaries…except in this case there are no advanced fighters to deal with serious threats in the NAF inventory. Sending a slower, […]Read More Super Tucano : Game Changer or Pilot Killer?