WORLD EXCLUSIVE: MADE-IN-NIGERIA AMEBO III DRONE..INSPIRED BY HENRY, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo drone in flight

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo drone in flight

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo III drone

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo III drone

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo drone GCS

Made-in-Nigeria Amebo drone GCS

Features

• Customisable flight control software

• Waypoint navigation

• High speed real time image processing for onboard Geo-location and Target Tracking

• Up to 40 km VHF communications

• Modular and mobile GCS

Application Areas of AMEBO

• Pipeline Monitoring
• Border Patrol
• Mapping
• Traffic Monitoring
• Disaster Monitoring
• Maritime Patrol
• Aerial Surveillance
• Pest Monitoring and Control

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26 Responses to WORLD EXCLUSIVE: MADE-IN-NIGERIA AMEBO III DRONE..INSPIRED BY HENRY, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

  1. jimmy says:

    Man MI you did very well seeing is believing this has a nautical range of 40km is very good news . Keep upthe good work NAF.

  2. Solorex says:

    This is very interesting , a good development and a a good starting point. My fear is like several home grown things, it will not be encouraged and MOD will prefer to buy Israeli,South African and American developed system instead of investing in this. it is still very crude at this stage(No GPS,No Glonass,No satellite link,No Video Link,No Autonomous Control System or Collision Avoidance systems,No Radars and other advance stuffs for now. I think a good way forward to ensure that this technology will be continually developed locally to better standards is to

    1. List out required specification(Technical and Financial) and allow Universities and Polytechnics to enter into a competition (Research funding from MOD will be the prize)to fill this requirements within a specified period-Allow also to access third party funding. This is the Early Americal method that brought about lots of technology into defense industry and its been copied heavily by Iran and others now

    2. Mandate and allow private defense technology developers to invest into partnership with these Schools

    Within 3 years, you will be very surprised the amount of enthusiasm and technology that is locally available for UAV industry in Nigeria!

    • EastMan says:

      My brother, you spoke very well. Thats if they would bring in university and polytechnic students to contribute. The MOD should be advised to invest in local technology. Oga Beeg, abeg use your back channels to reach anybody that matters in the MOD. We can do this and get to where the South Africans are.

  3. wocon45 says:

    My opinion ..from what i can see in he picture, the little monster’s software is light enough to run on a single core laptop impressive, cute 2-way “walkie talkie” radio probably for ground crew, alot of open source hard ware are strewn on that table…..I stand to be corrected though, if this is the beginning of good things to come, then way to go guys…but if they are going to deploy them right away then disaster awaits. Any one with intermediate knowledge in “python” and “arduino” can easily overide the whole system( not something u want to happen in a war zone) however, I concur with solorex lets bring the game home and see what our boys and girls can do.

  4. Henry says:

    This is a great development by the nigerian air-force. The 3rd instalment of the amebo-series. The drone, like others before was built by the nigerian airforce institute. At a range of 40km, that’s not bad at all. Of-course the project requires major funding, but at this point we can see the kind of potential the air-force institute has.

    At the moment the drone is only able to take pictures and relay back to force headquarters in real-time. I know for sure that it has already been deployed to trouble/ disaster spots of the country. The most important thing is that as the ministry of defence continues to purchase foreign equipment , it should also fund and manufacture R&D, light rifles, automatic weapons, sub-machine guns, pistols not made in nigeria under licence , but purely nigerian true in true.

    If we want to compete against south-africa and her DENEL industries, it’s important that we start funding indigenous defence manufacturing.

  5. to4shizzle says:

    hmmmm….. im amazed but Solorex has said it all if we want to know how great our guys are they should go to the Tech Community in Lagos start with CoCreation hub and other software giants even intel is in nigeria, wat im simply saying is that we have techies that can design, programme and install gadgets we dont need outside techs, invest in R&D thats the ONLY way to go.

  6. peccavi says:

    Why una wan make I cry this evening?
    This sh1t makes me emotional.
    Naija forever

    • jimmy says:

      it is a lie THE MAN WHO FOUGHT IN THE RUGGED HILLS OF AFGHANISTAN ERR PAKISTAIN ( ALLEGEDLY) is getting emotional oga doziex make we book ticket go LONDON go WITNESS MIRACLE LOL

      • peccavi says:

        I no reach Pakistan oh abeg no start rumour carry me go ICC.
        Its a very simple system that goes without saying but we’re not going to build a space shuttle on first go.
        As a development model its an excellent start. A first run doesn’t need GPS, satellite tracking or live video stills. For mapping or even monitoring purposes it can use a camera recording images which are reviewed or used later however live video downlink isn’t particularly hard and I’d expect that in future models.
        I think the way forward is to invite all the unis and polytechnics that want to get involved, provide them with a breif familiarisation course and a design spec for upgrades and see who brings it in on time and on budget.
        The key thing is that the effort must be sustained, drones have much more than military use, pipes, roads, maps etc this can be a beautiful niche cottage industry for Nigeria

    • Russellinfinity says:

      Sir Peccavi…really! LOL

  7. Spirit. says:

    Give this stuff to some enplectrical/computer graduates and you will be shocked at what they will turn it to!

    DARPA routinely does that. It once organized a competition whereby Amerian Universities undergrads were asked to develop an Autonomous Land Vehicle that can navigated round obstacles and travel long distances.Stanford University won by converting a Volkwagen Pasat into a very capable Robotic Vehicle capable of taking decisions.

    Challenge the universities/politechnics, you will be schooled at what they can do.

    This is a sure way forward.

    Respects to the NAF, respects to AFIT.

  8. doziex says:

    More grease to their elbows. The day our leadership figures out how to unlock the potential of the nigerian people,……….Let me just say it would be a great day for mankind. # no hyperbole.

    • Henry says:

      “It would be a great day for mankind”….lol, ” Na moon landing”, where Armstrong and buzz aldrin day, when u need them. Lol

      • doziex says:

        Oga henry, we go leap frog past the US and the russians to mars……Ok, I am exaggerating here but seriously, if that country ever starts clicking right, y’all better watchout !!

  9. Deewon says:

    pls as anyone seen d CX4 storm wit any naval personnel

    • tim says:

      I have a friend who said he saw a new weapon, looked plastic….even before you mentioned it…….showed him a pic ot the tavor said it was not mx4 is the military version of the cx4….I will show him a pic of the gun, to verify if that is what he saw with the rating’s

  10. Deewon says:

    yes..dis is d gun…saw it 2dae wit a rating @ dockyard

  11. Henry says:

    Hmmmm…… It seems our navy and SSS personnel are seriously pimping!!!

  12. Henry says:

    The baretta mx4 storm is mostly the weapon seen carried by the naval rating as the cx4 is for civilian use.

  13. doziex says:

    Men ! what’s up with all these funny looking guns ? whatever happened to the G-3 and the AK ?

    Yo naija authorities should quit buying these toy guns, and purchase some jet fighters or something.

  14. tim says:

    I can tell you though, the ratings at the sentry, would rather dump this gun and hold onto an AK, with fore drop, and other enhancements…… That any new weapon that come with the 5.56 nato…… Groundnut round….. As most nigerian militay peeps call it.

  15. joe says:

    i don’t really think it was the cx4 maybe the f2000, because it bears a little bit of a resemblance but if it is the cx4, then… that is one ugly gun, i would rather have an ak47 anyday than that

  16. joe says:

    back to the topic: it is a very nice drone, but as most people have commented on here, we should have some private-public partnership on this, i guess even calling in private weapons manufacturing companies wouldn’t hurt either,

  17. Echeji says:

    I believe. A private public patnership would do the magic. However I believe the guys  this forum are intellectuals and as such there ideas could be harnessed to achieve a defence dream that we’d be proud of.

  18. profafrica says:

    Not only graduates; roadsides technicians / professionals in all categories can also perform wonders.

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