Monthly Archives: May 2012

NIGERIAN ARMY ENGINEERS: PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

Nigerian Army Engineers The NA has participated in several peacekeeping missions around the world. According to UN records, the NA has participated in 25 out of 51 established UN missions. In addition, the NA has led regional peacekeeping operations under … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS – STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION

Nigerian Army Engineers equipment NIGERIAN ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Organisation of the NAE The current structure of the NAE is derived from NA ORBAT 96, and the various ammendments implemented in line with AHQ policy directives. The NAE is organized … Continue reading

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KIDNAPPED GERMAN ENGINEER KILLED BEFORE RESCUE PARTY COULD REACH HIM…ITALIAN EXPATRIATE ABDUCTED

General(rtd) Andrew Azazi(besectacled), Nigeria’s National Security Adviser BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, May 31, 2012 KANO, Nigeria and ROME, Italy A German engineer kidnapped in the northern Nigeria about five months ago has been killed during a failed rescue attempt, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIR FORCE ‘AIR EXPO 2010′: STATIC AND AERIAL HELICOPTER DISPLAYS

NAF 532 – Mi35P attack helicopter NAF 573: Agusta A109 LUH

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NNS ANDONI: PRESIDENT JONATHAN SET TO COMMISSION FIRST LOCALLY MADE NAVY WARSHIP; DESIGN WAS INSPIRED BY THE ‘RIVER TOWN’ CLASS COASTAL PATROL CRAFT

Agusta A109e Power of the Nigerian Navy Air Arm LEADERSHIP Thu, 31/05/2012 President Goodluck Jonathan, will today(or tomorrow June 1st?) commission the first locally made Navy warship, NNS ANDONI, constructed by Nigerian Navy engineers at the Nigerian Naval Dockyard, Victoria … Continue reading

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KENYA: KDF NAVAL ARTILLERY EXCHANGE IN KISMAYO WATERS: “14 AL-SHABAAB FIGHTERS NEUTRALISED” – SPOKESMAN; CDF SAYS “WILL TAKE KISMAYO IN AUGUST”

Colonel Cyrus Oguna CAPITAL FM May 30, 2012 NAIROBI, Kenya Fourteen Al Shabaab militants were killed when Kenya Defense Forces attacked a seaport watch station used by the terrorist gang Tuesday. The attack occurred when a KDF Navy ship was … Continue reading

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KENYA: AT LEAST ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN GRENADE ATTACK

Men of Kenya’s paramilitary General Service Unit XINHUA 30 May, 2012 Wajir At least one person was killed and 3 others critically wounded after suspected Al-Shabaab insurgents hurled two hand grenades in a restaurant in northern Kenyan town of Wajir … Continue reading

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FIRST-EVER MADE-IN-NIGERIA WARSHIP: NNS ANDONI P100..CRAFTED WITH PRIDE BY THE NIGERIAN NAVY

First-ever Made-in-Nigeria warship: a 31m Seaward Defence Boat (inspired by the “River Town” class)

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KENYA NAVY SHIPS SHELL AL-SHABAAB CONTROLLED KISMAYO

KNS Shujaa(armed with a 76mm & a 30mm gun). Built 1997, converted civil ship VOICE OF AMERICA 29 May, 2012 excerpts Kenyan warships have shelled the Somali port of Kismayo. Kenya says it shelled the al-Shabab-controlled port city of Kismayo … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY WEEK SPECIAL: NC27 NIGHT CAT STEALTH TACTICAL INSERTION/DEPLOYMENT CRAFT OF THE NAVY SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE COMMANDOS

THE US-BUILT NIGHT-CAT 27 IS THE INTERCEPTOR OF THE FUTURE! Utilizing an innovative twin hull design, Intercept Boats supplies military and law enforcement agencies around the world with the boats required to protect and defend domestic and international waters. Intercepts … Continue reading

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