HIGH-LEVEL NIGERIAN MILITARY TEAM VISIT NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; NIGERIASAT-X RELAYING AREA IMAGERY TO NIGERIAN AFISMA CONTINGENT

NIGCOMSAT-1R

The US$300 million NIGCOMSAT-1R is Nigeria’s fourth orbiting satellite.

Beegeagle’s Blog
23 February, 2013

A high-level military delegation led by the Chief of Communications, Defence Headquarters Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith has paid a working visit to the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Dr. Seidu O. Mohammed.

An NTA News report monitored by Beegeagle’s Blog quoted Air Vice Marshal Smith as saying that the military are interested in collaborating with the NSRDA to move the tasks of intelligence gathering and border security forward.

In his response, Dr Mohammed confirmed that NigeriaSat-X has been deployed for surveillance purposes in Mali and that Nigerian AFISMA troops have already been availed with imagery of the Areas of Responsibility and other places of interest in northern Mali, in resolutions of 2.5 square metres.

—BACKGROUNDERS–

2 SATELLITES LAUNCHED IN 2011, NIGERIASAT-2 AND NIGERIASAT-X HAVE CAPTURED 1400 IMAGES IN 2 YEARS

http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/2-satellites-launched-in-2011-nigeriasat-2-and-nigeriasat-x-have-captured-1400-images-in-2-years-national-space-research-and-development-agency-of-nigeria/

NIGERIA TRAIN 100 MILITARY PERSONNEL TO MAN SURVEILLANCE SATELLITE; TO LAUNCH 3 MORE SATELLITES BY 2015

http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/nigeria-to-launch-3-more-satellites-send-astronauts-to-space-by-2015-100-military-personnel-trained-to-man-surveillance-satellite/

NIGERIAN AIR FORCE TO PRESENT PAPER “ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA MILSATCOM,
EXPLORING NEW CAPABILITIES” AT ‘EXCLUSIVE’ MILITARY SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

http://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/nigerian-air-force-to-present-paper-armed-forces-of-nigeria-milsatcom-exploring-new-capabilities-at-exclusive-military-satellite-communications-conference-and-exhibition/

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13 Responses to HIGH-LEVEL NIGERIAN MILITARY TEAM VISIT NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; NIGERIASAT-X RELAYING AREA IMAGERY TO NIGERIAN AFISMA CONTINGENT

  1. Spirit says:

    This is what we are talking about. You don’t need compound eyes to detect most of the security cameras I see around in Nigeria, neither do you need to be an Albert Einstein to neutralise them. We need eyes in the skies.

  2. Bola David says:

    Let’s hope someone will act right, though.

  3. jimmy says:

    The fact that troops on the ground are being provided with imagery is very good.

  4. camouflage1984 says:

    http://allafrica.com/stories/201302230106.html

    Oga beeg can this be true? it sounds so ridiculous to me

  5. makanaky says:

    @camouflage1984 it is a cock and bull story, you dont use jet fighters to rescue hostages period .

  6. johnbest1 says:

    This story is pure fiction,the writter first says that there are 3 ash and 2 green coloured jets,and later says 4 grey jets departed leaving the lone green camo jet,secondly soldiers boarding a jet,isnt that stupidity,how can soldiers board a jet which is made for a single pilot or 2 pilots,so either this person is a moron mistaking a jet for a transport aircraft or is simply an idiot,this is the fact that the jets were marked royal army where as the british jets are all RAF,(royal airforce) and i dnt think the british army has an airwing and even if they do i do not think they have jets.

  7. Yagazie says:

    Beegz,
    Sorry to go off on a tangent – just read in the February 2013 edition of Aiforce International Magazine that the Nigerian Airforce had in January 2013, taken delivery of a Boeing 737 aircraft (formerly operated by Scandinavian airlines SAS).

    Is this a new addtion to the presidential fleet or is it to be converted into an Airborne Early Warning Radar platform (AWAC) ?

  8. originalpato says:

    @johnbest1 The British Army has an aviation and they operate transport and attack choppers. Also even transport aircrafts like the C-17, C-5, An-124 even civilian aircrafts utilise jet engines.
    Anyway just like @makanaky pointed out u don’t use jet bombers/fighters for hostage rescue. An aircraft powered by jet engines could be used to provide surveillance/communication relay during hostage rescue, but with the inconsistencies in the article I doubt if that’s the case. For one the RAF doesn’t paint it’s surveillance/patrol aircrafts with camouflage colours.

  9. Obix says:

    Cyber generals, on a lighter note, we’ve not heard much from Marshall Beags in the past few days.I have a hunch he’s on an assignment and soon we’ll get explosive coverage of events! Maybe he’s on a romantic trip.
    Wherever you are , Beags have a great time!

  10. general beegs your people are waiting oh

  11. Henry says:

    I think oga beeg, just wants to have a little break. He should be back by monday.

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