AT THE NIGERIAN MILITARY’S “EXERCISE FARAUTA”, NOVEMBER 2012 (II) – PHOTO CREDIT; NIGERIAN NAVY

A TP Marine-manufactured 12 metre, .50 calibre HMG-armed K38 Combat Catamaran of the Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces

Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces in a 12 metre K38 Combat Catamaran(left) and a Made-in-Nigeria Modant Marine gunboat(right) during “Exercise Farauta”. These K38s were commissioned in April 2012 while the Modant Marine patrol boats, crafted with pride in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were commissioned in September 2012 (see blog archives)

An Alenia ATR 42-500MPA Surveyor conducts surveillance patrols during “Exercise Farauta”

An Agusta A109e Power helicopter of the Nigerian Navy Air Arm prepares to land on the NNS Thunder F90

Proceed with extreme caution…the Eagle has landed.

Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, Chief of the Naval Staff observes proceedings using a pair of binoculars aboard NNS Thunder F90

Vigilance at sea – careful kills nobody!

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6 Responses to AT THE NIGERIAN MILITARY’S “EXERCISE FARAUTA”, NOVEMBER 2012 (II) – PHOTO CREDIT; NIGERIAN NAVY

  1. wocon45 says:

    in as much as the is still more room to cover, these pictures do inspire hope….

  2. Henry says:

    The navy requires new platforms, what ever has happened to the navy’s 10 year plan…I do not know, but I hope that the plan is still on course.

  3. Henry says:

    The navy requires new platforms, what ever has happened to the navy’s 10 year plan…I do not know, but I hope that the plan is still on course. A lot has to be done. This( photos) is not good enough.

  4. makanaky says:

    My brothers lets have hope because if hope dies what else lives ? Compare to 10years ago what we are seeing now from the NN is much much better but there is room for improvement.

  5. THUNDER out operating! Hurray!

  6. beegeagle says:

    Admiral Rastus of the USA :-). You come on and go off like freak weather these days. AWOL? How are you, sir?

    Anyway, I really look forward to someone at the top helping to get it right for the Navy. What they need to do is patrol, patrol and PATROL – near the shores in OCEA and Shaldag craft and to the limits of the EEZ in oceangoing vessels. This is the only way out of the piracy malaise – presence at sea, both near and far away from the coast. The NN have done well keeping all four Cat-class ships going against all odds and they have even had them upgunned with 40mm naval guns and .50 calibre HMGs.

    I hope for the best for my country and pray that somebody up there carries forward the Navy’s drive for new oceangoing ships. As the boats and patrol craft have clamped down inshore and close to the coast, pirates have simply moved out into the deepwaters where they can only be reached and stopped by oceangoing platforms.

    We hope that someone is watching and taking notes.

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