NIGERIAN NAVY REPRESENTATION AT ‘EXERCISE OBANGAME EXPRESS 2013’ IN CAMEROON

NNS Thunder F90(left) is seen here flanked by a French Navy ship, FS Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Henaff F789

Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos do their traditionally qualitative thing

PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY

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44 Responses to NIGERIAN NAVY REPRESENTATION AT ‘EXERCISE OBANGAME EXPRESS 2013’ IN CAMEROON

  1. Henry says:

    Everything about these photos scream!!! first class A1. Absolutely brilliant. Their gear and kits are second to none. Thank you NN.

  2. Henry says:

    Also notice the tavor-21’s are the macro variant. Shorter than the normal ones, like we saw with the airforce. Specifically tailored for the modern day special forces soldier.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Thanks for bringing these to our notice, Henry.

    The military are now trying to put their best foot forward. That is highly commendable. Two years ago, it would have been photos of NAOWA, NOWA and NAFOWA with ‘gele’ everywhere while these kinds of edifying and infinitely more important photos could only have come from “DVIDS” of the U.S military, with our own people being absolutely uninterested in recording stuff for posterity and/or public enlightenment.

    Now, and in sync with our loud clamour, we get to see serious stuff – operational photos…AFISMA air operations and deployment from the NAF and now, “Ex Obangame 2013”. The NN left the starting blocks first and have been representing well since “Ex Farauta”

    Welcome,Nigerians, to a new and heartwarming way of doing things. Nobody can tell our story better than we can.

    Kudos to all NA, NN and NAF PR chaps who are concurrently Beegeagle’s Bloggers. We can see your deft hands on the plough. You are representing us well.We are all united for one noble task – showing the bright light.

    Way to go, comrades..SUSTAIN !!

    • doziex says:

      Way to go beeg !! This blog of yours is actually turning things aright. Soldiers are just coming out of the woodwork, and are feeding us these marvelous pictures.Thanks for affording us a chance to effect some change.

    • camouflage1984 says:

      Oga beeg u wan kill me me laff….anyway i watched the clip on NTA some days back and i was really proud of our boys mostly when i compared them to her other participating counter parts particularly Cameroon, men they just stood out….and una see how thunder dwarf the french ship! gosh!

    • benjy32 says:

      OMG…….Gen beegs,henry,dozzy and co. the way you guys are fascinated about weapons i hope you guys know how to handle one?your analysis of combat gear is woow haba allah.Naija is coming up just if we can stem corruption and outside interference we will move as fast as IRAN who have stunned the technology world and those guys are crazy in the next five ten years the would be a force to reckon with.

  4. Obix says:

    Sweet pics! NN really stood tall!
    Oga Beags, a little correction. In the first pic, NNS Thunder flaked by the French Ship, FS LIEUTENANT DE VAISSEAU LE HENAFF F789. Secondly, the chaps in the second picture are Special Forces of Congo-Brazaville!

    • camouflage1984 says:

      Oga Obix i think u are not quite right about the second pics…pls check out ur info on NN website the pictures are there

      • Obix says:

        Baba Camourflage, Infact, i was right. When Marshall Beags first posted the information, on the first picture he wasn’t sure of the ship flanking NNS Thunder, and the second picture had the Congo brazaville Special Forces about to board NNS Thunder. That was when i posted my corrections and Beags made the necessary changes!
        Have a great day ya’ll!

    • Deltaman says:

      Sorry, they’re wearing t shirts with the Nigerian Flag!!!

  5. bossjoe says:

    those helmets, it get as it be ohh chaii

  6. arise o compatriots sail navy onward together backward never in the battle of our country we shall rise and fight and win

  7. Spirit says:

    Can’t believe NA will willingly release such ‘top secret, classified’ pics! The Beeg one, what ‘tricks’ did you employ? These pics are just too coooool. The helmets look like that of Magneto (X-men). Common guys, see Tav-21s, gloves, kneel-pads. E be like say all of dem na same height sef! Kudos to the NA. The RHIBs (with well configured seats)looks brand new too. what brand/model is the boat?

  8. jimmy says:

    This just feels me with pride give us the resources and the equipment and the sky is truly the limit thank you so much for the pics oga henry thank you for the link. What is humbling is that some people actuallly read through and see our genuine frustration and happiness when there is something good to say about NIGERIA NN WELL DONE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

  9. beegeagle says:

    Hmn, what can I say? May God bless and provide the werewithal for the Nigerian Armed Forces and His Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    Change does come when you speak out…IF you are seen to be well-meaning. “Na pikin wey stretch hand dem dey kari”

  10. beegeagle says:

    That should not surprise you, Camouflage1984. Before the exercise commenced, the Director, Capt David Rollo of the US Navy who I saw at the P-0-P of the NN Special Boat Service Course 7 and who works in sync with the Nigerian Navy on joint operations, maritime security and special operations training, had this to say: “NIGERIAN NAVY VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY COMPETENT AND A REGIONAL LEADER”

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/exercise-obangame-2013-why-the-usa-is-interested-in-the-safety-of-african-waters-nigerian-navy-very-professional-very-competent-and-a-regional-leader/

    Concerning the 1,100 ton French corvette “FS Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Henaff F789”, she is one of the ships of the “D’Estienne d’Orves” class.

    Could this desirable ocean-capable ship be one of the four ships which President Sarkozy approved for transfer to the NN in 2010 or were those part of the smaller and less compelling P400 series which are also being decommissioned by the French Navy?

    This shot of the “FS Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Henaff F789”,

    big as she looks, serves to underscore the sheer size of the NNS Thunder. Big ships good..

  11. tim says:

    Those guys on camo are sbs……there are lots of pics I would like to show…..but they have faces,to buttress my point. The army don’t use those helmets

  12. tim says:

    Those funny helmets,are also use by the UK sbs.

  13. camouflage1984 says:

    Were is Obix getting his info can somebody please clarify?

  14. Yagazie says:

    FANTASTIC!!! – Way to go Nigerian Navy!!! Keep em comming!
    Beegz you should be given a recepient on the next National Honours Award list for the fantastic work you are doing with this blog – OON or OFR?

  15. ocelot2006 says:

    NOW THAT IS A WELL EQUIPPED ELITE SPECIAL OPS UNIT! NAVY LEADS THE WAY!!

  16. EastMan says:

    I wan join army SF. I wan join naf SF. Ha! Na navy SBS I wan join.

  17. Deway says:

    Nice one!

  18. kulture1 says:

    Seven Solid Ayes!!

  19. Saints says:

    Is their Tar rifle diff from that used by the DSS/SSS

    • Henry says:

      The TAR-21 rifle is the same as the DSS use. The DSS use both the standard tavor and the macro tavor( shorter and more compact)

      The navy use both the standard and macro tavor.

      The tavor-21 pictured above is the macro variant.

  20. Henry says:

    The airforce use the standard tavor-21

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