Monthly Archives: November 2011

ARE ALVIS SAXON APCs THAT RUGGED?

An Alvis Saxon mine-resistant APC of the Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) Well, I have always loved the sturdy, rugged looks of the Alvis Saxon APC (shown above) which closely resembles the evergreen Saladin AFV sans the 76mm gun. Sometime last weekend … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY SEIZE 3 VESSELS, ARREST 11 CREW MEMBERS ENGAGED IN OIL BUNKERING

Navy SBS commandos in a RBS Defender boat armed with a 12.7mm gun fore and a 40mm AGL aft CHANNELS TELEVISION November 28, 2011 The Nigerian Navy recently reported that it has seized some shipping vessels and their crew members … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY MISSILE CRAFT AND LANDING SHIPS AT A LAGOS BASE

Nigerian Navy ships at a Lagos base(props:Gar3th) Facing the camera(square bows) are both extremes are the pair of 1,300-ton Hippo-class landing ships(tank) – NNS Ambe and NNS Offiom

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GHANA SEEK PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL FOR €64m LOAN TO ACQUIRE FOUR Mi-171Sh TERMINATOR

MILLS SPLASHES 64M ON CHOPPERS…while verification is on hold SPOTLIGHT: Mi-8AMTSh(export model: Mi-171Sh TERMINATOR) GHANAIAN CHRONICLE By Stephen Odoi-Larbi At a time workers are demanding salary increases, coupled with the Electoral Commission’s complaint of not having funds to enable it … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS RELAX CURFEW IN JOS HINTERLAND

Troops of the Special Task Force cordon off the scene of a bomb blast on the Jos Plateau JOS, Nigeria, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) Nigerian troops operating in central north Plateau State has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Barkin Ladi … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY KILL ONE, CAPTURE 9 KIDNAPPERS IN GUNFIGHT

Nigerian army arrests 9 suspected kidnappers in Rivers State PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) Nigerian troops operating in oil rich Rivers State on Monday said nine suspected kidnappers were arrested by soldiers of the 2 Amphibious Brigade in Port … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY ALSO ACQUIRING LARGER MANTA MK.III LITTORAL INTERCEPTORS

A batch of three Manta ASD Littoral Interceptors: commissioned 10-5-2011 Manta Mk.IIs still dominate the flotilla of between thirteen and fifteen Manta Littoral Interceptors New kid on the block – Manta Mk.III Gentlemen, looking through some Bureau of Public Procurement … Continue reading

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