Tag Archives: MILITARY HARDWARE ACQUISITIONS

PHOTO OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S NEW FRENCH-BUILT OCEA 24m COASTAL PATROL CRAFT

OCEA-built 24 metre Coastal Patrol Craft of the Nigerian Navy in France Special thanks to DONSPONY for spotting this photograph. Priceless!

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AFRICA’S RICHEST NATION READY FOR WAR…UNDERTAKING A MASSIVE NAVAL BUILD-UP – PRAVDA

Israeli-built 62 metre OPVs of the Equato-Guinean Navy PRAVDA 07.02.2012 http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/conflicts/07-02-2012/120436-equatorial_guinea-0/ HIGHLIGHTS: * Took delivery of 2,500-ton Bulgarian-built frigate in 2012 * Received two 62 metre OPVs from Israel in 2011 and a 50 metre patrol ship from Ukraine before … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, BORDER SECURITY, CAMEROON, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER DELTA CONFLICT, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PIRACY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE | Tagged , , , , , | 37 Comments

SPOTLIGHT: GHANA NAVY QUARTET OF POLY TECHNOLOGIES(CHINA) 46.8 METRE PATROL SHIPS

A Poly Technologies Incorporated(China)46.8 metre patrol ship of Ghana Navy During the month of October 2011, the Government of Ghana took delivery of four units of 46.8 metre patrol ships. Manufactured by Poly Technologies Incorporated of China, they were acquired … Continue reading

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KENYA DEFENCE FORCE PURSUE AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS

Kenya Air Force F5 jet KAF Mi-171e(Mi-8AMT).Kenya acquired 3 units of Mi-171e in 2010. One unit crashed at Juja in Apr.2011

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NIGERIAN MILITARY TIES WITH UK POSITIVE – OBADA

THIS DAY 6 November 2011 The Federal Government has expressed willingness to strengthen and sustain what it called its positive defence cooperation with the United Kingdom. Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Olusola Agbeja Obada, said this when she received … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY: EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND ACQUIRE SIX NEW GUNBOATS

  DAILY TRUST 3 NOVEMBER 2011   The Eastern Naval Command has acquired six new gunboats, the Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin has said. Speaking in Calabar, he said, “The new gunboats come … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE GILA MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED VEHICLES

      SOURCE: MILITARY TODAY     The IVEMA Gila mine protected vehicle was developed in South Africa as a private venture. It was aimed both at domestic market and export customers. The Gila is similar to Casspir, which … Continue reading

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