Category Archives: MILITARY HARDWARE

U.N. TREATY AIMED AT REGULATING GLOBAL ARMS SALES PASSED

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP/GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK TIMES By NEIL MacFARQUHAR UNITED NATIONS Published: April 2, 2013 The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a pioneering treaty aimed at regulating the enormous global trade in conventional weapons, … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | 8 Comments

MEND DECLARE “HURRICANE EXODUS” STARTING 5 APRIL,2013…IMPLY DISENCHANTMENT WITH HENRY OKAH’S IMPRISONMENT, PROSPECTS OF AMNESTY FOR BOKO HARAM; JTF SAY “NIGER DELTANS NEED DEVELOPMENT, NOT ARMED STRUGGLE”, REDEPLOY TROOPS TO MEET EXIGENCIES

A MEND-affiliated faction of Niger Delta militants hand in their weapons 22-8-2009 BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG 3 April, 2013 The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta have given notice of a return to full-blown hostilities with effect from 00:00hrs on … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, OIL & GAS, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

LACK OF PROSECUTION MAY THWART OIL THEFT CAMPAIGN IN THE NIGER DELTA – CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

NNS Siri P181, a 58 metre Combattante III missile Fast Attack Craft on patrol THE GUARDIAN 2 April, 2013 The Federal Government’s apparent weakness in employing due diligence in the prosecution of arrested suspects will significantly hamper the campaign against … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

EQUATORIAL GUINEA NAVY FLAGSHIP, THE BULGARIAN-BUILT 1,360 TON OPV-88, ‘BATA’

Well, it turns out that the said 2,500 ton frigate which was inducted last year, is actually a 1,360 ton OPV. Kudos to the neighbours regardless. Do note however, that a heavily armed 2,350 ton Barroso class light frigate and … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION, BORDER SECURITY, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

OIL THEFT DROPS TO 23,000 BARRELS PER DAY – DHQ CHIEF OF TRAINING AND OPERATIONS; JTF(NIGER DELTA) TO RECEIVE FURTHER DELIVERIES OF GUNBOATS

JTF gunboat on patrol in the Niger Delta VANGUARD March 31, 2013 Defence Headquarters has said that crude oil theft has dropped from 60,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 23,000. The Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen.Lawrence Ngubane, announced this … Continue reading

Posted in BUNKERING, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, OIL & GAS, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SPECIAL TASK FORCE – OP SAFE HAVEN(JOS PLATEAU) AVERT ANOTHER BLOODY ATTACK

A Panhard VBL M11 of the Special Task Force – OP SAFE HAVEN(Jos Plateau) at the Terminus area of Jos THISDAY 31 March, 2013 The management committee chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Council of Plateau State, Hon. Emmanuel Loman, … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, JOS ETHNORELIGIOUS CONFLICT, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

JSTF AVERT BLOODY EASTER IN KANO, IMPOUND CAR PRIMED FOR A SUICIDE ATTACK…14 TERRORISTS AND A SOLDIER KILLED IN FIERCE GUN BATTLE; 14 AK47 RIFLES, IED MATERIEL SEIZED FROM GUNMEN

Appreciative Nigerians wave to troops inside an Otokar Cobra APC in a conflict zone in northern Nigeria VANGUARD KANO, Nigeria 31 March, 2013 The Joint Military Taskforce has averted what would have been a bloody Easter in Kano following a … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments