SHALDAG Mk.II Fast Patrol Craft
OCEA FPB 72 Mk.II Coastal Patrol Craft
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY
NN all the way
Yeah, I said to Jimmy yesterday that I imagined the fore-mounted weapon on the OCEA craft would be the familiar long-barreled RALCO 20mm cannon seen on Sea Eagle Mk.II OPCs and the NNS Andoni.
There you have it, partly obscured from view by the blue flag. Mounted on the gunshield aft is a .30 cal GPMG.
Oga beegeagle thank you for the clarification …………….. You see wetin we dey talk ABOUT P255 AND P256 ? . Thank you once again I wanted to see those boat numbers.
The NA guy, IGP and the NAF guy are the only ones saluting in farmiliar way Nigeria military chaps do, for the others i really dont knw wat style they are saluting
OGA Camouflage , Let me clarify first i never served in the military but there are three DISTINCT types of Salutes that I have seen The first one by the Major General involved the” bending of the ELBOW and the right hand across the brim and right eye” this is more British and Martial in form.The SECOND BY THE IGP and the CNAF is less formal and tends to be seen amongst American “hand slightly away from brim”.The third by the JCOS is a combination of both and tends to be seen among both American and British” Fingers of hand touch brim “
Then shit the f up about salutes
I wonder who is the lady between the IG and the gentleman in suit. As for Erelu herself she shouldn’t stand there and be posing, she should try and have a woman to woman discussion with Madam Okonjo and try and convince her we need more OPVs. ‘Them no cost like that.’
The woman between the IG and suit guy is the NOWA president,and wife of the CNS.
OGA ORIGINALPLATO much respect about your comments,I have not seen enough recent pictures of Sen Chris ANYANWU to tewll the difference between the Sen the acting Minister of DEFENSE Erelu OBADA
The LADYWHO SHOULD BE HAVING THE WOMAN TO WOMAN TALK is the one who had it / is having it already that is Sen Chris ANYANWU She is the one the defense committee ( chairwoman) She can withhold the defense purse strings/and she more importantly has the pedigree to go toe with Madam ( She was falsely imprisoned for three years for not kissing Gen Sanni ABACHA’S ASS yes we have these type of women born and bred in the good old Nigeria) so when she talks people listen . Madam Erelu as an acting Minister is actually the junior Minister of State DUE TO THE SACKING OF THE INEFFECTIVE PREVIOUS Defense, in a very short time she has gone out of her way to sound the alarm when given the chance and has worked herself to exhaustion trying to get things better , however she is not on the same tier as MADAM Finance WHO ACTUALLY CONTROLS HER FUNDS and who is known to be a no nonsense type so she has to tread very carefully especially 1) in public ,2) since the new defense minster is now coming on board barring the impending speculated cabinet reshuffle.
Hmn..I first saw that style of salute as a small boy during the time of the Babangida regime when Vice Admiral Koshoni was CNS. That was his trademark salute. Ditto Vice Admiral Elegbede of blessed memory.
The NN did not begin saluting that way yesterday.
Yeah Jimmy, we did mention the imminent delivery of Shaldag Mk.II FPCs – P255 and P256, all of FOUR MONTHS ago at a time when NOBODY in Nigeria was talking about this. We never stake hollow claims to ownership.
That further boosts our reputation for credibility – start to finish
TWO OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S LATEST HAUL OF SHALDAG FAST PATROL CRAFT (P255 and P256)
incidentally i also saw this bizzare french opv story.
Yeah, saw that as well but let it go because the L’Adroit is itself still being trialled by the French themselves. It is a brand new platform, so I wondered why we would be going for the L’Adroit which, admittedly, is a steal at US$40m. I personally prefer the Fassmer 80 OPV though. That costs US$39 million.
The FOCWEST hit the nail on the head recently in a manner which we have advocated for a long time when, on a visit to the MD of the Nigerian Ports Authority who have placed orders for a pair of littoral interceptors and a 32 metre OCEA patrol craft for the benefit of the NN, told the Ports CEO that he would prefer an exclusive focus on ships in the over 32 metre category during subsequent interventions.
The major institutional stakeholders as far as maritime security goes are the NNPC, NPA, NIMASA and the Fisheries Division of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
The FG can ask the NNPC to acquire a Fassmer 80 OPV($38m) and two upgunned Damen 8313 Offshore Research Vessel(US$45m for the pair); NIMASA and NPA to chip in a Fassmer OPV each and the FMA, three OCEA 32m CPCs.
We have also called for the inauguration of a Maritime Security Infrastructure Fund which would collect a 1-2% tax on all maritime sector operators. This would be used to acquire helicopters, 32m patrol craft and OPVs for the NN.
We have the Education Tax Fund which yields hundreds of millions of dollars to use as template. Let us get on with it already.
I can’t wait to witness the day our air superiority fighters wil be delivered. Gen beeg any latest about the air superiority fighters?
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