MALIAN TROOPS IN A BRDM-2 SCOUT CAR AND CHADIAN RAM-2000 COMBAT VEHICLES; CHADIAN-OWNED PANHARD AMLs IN NIGER PREPARE TO CROSS OVER TO THE MALIAN SIDE

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10 Responses to MALIAN TROOPS IN A BRDM-2 SCOUT CAR AND CHADIAN RAM-2000 COMBAT VEHICLES; CHADIAN-OWNED PANHARD AMLs IN NIGER PREPARE TO CROSS OVER TO THE MALIAN SIDE

  1. johnbest1 says:

    Now this is what we call good use of assets,nigeria has all this and more and wouldnt even use them for military excercises talkless of campeigns like the malian campeign.why is that??

  2. doziex says:

    The Chadian AML-90s are actually the south african version the Eland. It was used effectively in angola to counter cuban and Fapla manouvres in T-55s, brdms, bmp-1s etc.

    This was a smart buy by the chadian armed forces as it improves their desert manouvre warfare.

    Nigerian armor on paper, totally outclasses that of chad, But as oga johnbest1 said, where the heck are they ?

  3. figss says:

    @BeegEagle,did u watch NTA network news yesternight about refurbishing of some cars (military) and commissioning of artillery guns.Any pics?

  4. beegeagle says:

    No I did not, Figss.

    What is certain though is that the COAS reinducted some reworked artillery guns at the Artillery Corps Centre, Kontagora when we went there to witness the P-O-P of COIN troops from NATRAC last weekend. Those could have been any type of towed, rocket or SP artillery but with the ongoing refurbishment and upgrade of Pinzgauer vehicles and bearing in mind that those are also used as artillery tractors, I want to believe that the vehicles were Pinzgauer.

    The NA acquired 500 Pinzgauer 4×4 and 6×6 military vehicles. Going into Mali, 50 have been uparmoured and upgunned as battle wagons while 13 units have been used as carrier vehicle for an integrated live monitoring mobile communications system which was put together by the NA Signals Corps. It incorporates live video relay+conferencing and radio comms with a 300 mile range. Those are known as Stallion Surveillance Vehicles.

    Last year at the Artillery School in Kachia, the COAS reinducted some refurbished Palmaria 155mm SP howitzers.

  5. Obix says:

    @Figss, this is the only thread i found concerning the news. It mentioned only the inauguration of 10 refurbished communication vehicles. http://allafrica.com/stories/201302181402.html

    • beegeagle says:

      Thanks, Obix. What that means is that more of the Stallion Surveillance+Integrated Communications vehicles were commissioned for the Artillery Corps Centre. You can also expect the Nigerian Army Training Centre and 311 Field Artillery Regiment to benefit from the facilities. At some level, these system replicate Outside Broadcast vans and so with a 300-mile radius of operation, it puts AHQ Abuja and 1 Div HQ in Kaduna within range of receiving live feed on training, field exercises and CTCOIN surveillance+operations.

      Since 2006, armed conflicts have boosted our capacity for innovation with a range of home-grown solutions and adaptations

      - Stallion Surveillance
      - NNS Andoni

      - Amebo drone

      - Igirigi APC

      - flak jackets+NVGs

      - uparmoured Pinzgauer

      - Vehicle stopper

      - NA target designation system by Gen. Maduegbuna

      - PROFORCE security vehicles

      - Modant Marine river gunboats

      War is the source of all development apparently :-)

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