NIGERIAN AIR FORCE PRODUCE NIGERIAN-MADE BOMB DETONATING ROBOT TO FACILITATE ENHANCED CTCOIN OPERATIONS

(PHOTO CREDIT: CHANNELS TELEVISION)

CHANNELS TELEVISION
22 July, 2013

Experts in bomb detonation would soon not need to get closer to such dangerous objects to neutralise them as the Nigerian Airforce has invented a robot to undertake such task from a far distance.

Commandant of the Nigerian Airforce Institute of Technology (NAFIT), Kaduna, John Oshoniyi on Monday said the institute had developed a bomb detective robot capable of detecting bombs from afar, and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for surveillance and intelligence gathering in crisis prone parts of the country.

At a news conference in preparation for the 42nd graduation ceremony of the
institute, the commandant said the bomb detonating robot would assist the security agencies to check the series of
bombings by terrorist groups. The Boko Haram terrorist group has been unleashing waves of violence attacks in the northern part of Nigeria since 2009, and bombs have become its favourite lethal weapon.

On 14 February 2012, a policeman, Sunday Badang, was killed while attempting to detonate a bomb wrapped inside a bag with bare hands
along Ungwar Seriki area of Kaduna metropolis. As a result of that unfortunate incident, NAFIT went into
research that led to the invention of this unmanned robot.

Displaying the robot before newsmen, AVM Oshoniyi said the equipment would be presented to the public as soon as it is ready, adding that the UAV, the first in Africa, was a product of the transformation agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in attaining
higher pedestal in military aviation and defence related technology.

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25 Responses to NIGERIAN AIR FORCE PRODUCE NIGERIAN-MADE BOMB DETONATING ROBOT TO FACILITATE ENHANCED CTCOIN OPERATIONS

  1. Thats a good one….any pictures Boss?

  2. beegeagle says:

    Look again at the top of the thread. Dunno if that is it but the yellow strip on the side does not look NAF-related.

    So anyone with photos of the device, please do us a favor and email one or more to me. Many thanks in advance.

  3. asorockweb says:

    The photo is from:
    http://home.roadrunner.com/~etcetera/emergency/agencies/police/lasd_bomb_squad_robot.html

    “LA County Sheriff Dept.Bomb Squad Robot”

    Reverse image search.
    Channel TV just grabbed an image from the internet.

  4. beegeagle says:

    Gracias. I thought as much.

    Beegeagle’s Bloggers at AFIT might want to do us a favour and offer us a sneak preview if the photos are not classified as ‘restricted’

  5. Donspony says:

    Homegrown R & D projects coming through thick and fast. Hope to see pictures soon.

    Besides I wanted to ask, will Proforce ever consider manufacturing ballistic shields and is it ever in use by the Nigerian Tactical teams?

  6. freeegulf says:

    ”Displaying the robot before newsmen, AVM Oshoniyi said the equipment would be presented to the public as soon as it is ready, adding that the UAV, the first in Africa, was a product of the transformation agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in attaining
    higher pedestal in military aviation and defence related technology”. No one could have said it better. well done commandant AFIT, really great!!

    the barrier gate to R&D has been broken, there is a flood in development and design of new home grown defence related products.
    the benefits are all too clear to see; from the ongoing transformation in the armed forces, to new technology, saving of foreign exchange, and self sufficiency in key hardware manufactures and supply. this is a big leap from what we used to have in the stagnant 90s.
    progress and change is currently transforming every sector, extremely great news.
    well done!!! naija we hail thee!

    • Number one says:

      Great news,what i took from the quote is that either this project is classified or our newsmen didn’t go there with cameras.

  7. camouflage1984 says:

    Kudos to NAF…gradually all we have wished for on this blog is coming to fruition, also kudos to GEJ. Just wanted to add dont think ‘invent’ would be the smartest world to use; Channels TV i am refering to.

  8. freeegulf says:

    yes indeed oga camo, we re having lots of xmas lol with these new development. this is simply the beginning. the domestic market is very large, and if these development continue with this great pace, we shall experience real leap and transformation in armaments acquisitions, not just for the armed forces, also other federal parastatals

  9. Henry says:

    Lazy journalism at it’s height in nigeria. The report stated that the robot was displayed before journalist, why steal a photo of an american robot and pass it of as nigerian. Bunch of scallywags.

    If saharareporters and premiumtimes are not busy reporting out-right lies, then it is vanguardngr.com copying and pasting reports from AFP, for news happening in their own backyard.

    The last time, it was punchng.com who stole photos from this blog and claimed it as their file copy.

    Lazy unethical nigerian journalist making a fool of themselves and ridiculing the nation as they go.

    • camouflage1984 says:

      Now this is more like it, the use of the word “Invent” by channels sounded quite embarrasing and moronic to me!

      • eyimola says:

        That you. I started to congratulate BEEG for avoiding the word ‘invent’. glad I’m not the only person to find it cringeworthy

  10. beegeagle says:

    INDIGENOUS PRIMARY TRAINER AIRCRAFT, AFIT FARAWA, ALSO AT THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE

    http://nigerianpilot.com/air-force-to-produce-hitech-bomb-detectors/

  11. beegeagle says:

    @Number One. FARAWA will be 100% Nigerian from scratch while the Air Beetle is merely an ABT-18 assembled in Nigeria.

    Meanwhile, there is a timeline for delivery on the FARAWA.

    http://vanguardngr.com/2013/01/young-naf-officers-design-build-drone/

    (forget the mix-up between the Air Beetle and Farawa)

    By the same token, this bomb detonating robot has been in the works for at least one year now

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/nigerian-air-force-begin-work-on-bomb-defusing-robot-receive-enquiries-on-made-in-nigeria-amebo-1-uav-brazilian-military-institute-to-partner-naf/

  12. beegeagle says:

    Meanwhile, do we know what went down for defence protocols in China? You know, from this end there are certain systems which appear to be suddenly trending as far as readers’ interests are concerned. It sometimes gives one an idea of what might be going on.

    Today, there is a flurry of activities around an airframe which I have severally recommended here and it is priced well within our demonstrable purchasing power. That airframe is the Shaanxi ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AEWC plane.

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/us70-million-shaanxi-zdk-03-karakoram-eagle-aewc-plane-photo-credit-and-report-paf-falcons/

    Let’s keep an eye on that one.

  13. beegeagle says:

    Yeah TBite, the guy who created that robot happens to be a Beegeagle’s Blogger with whom I have been chatting backstage and have even pointed him to ‘appropriate quarters’. Fortunately, they had already been discussing with him

    Read through this thread and see. He blogs here with us as ‘robotechinnovative’

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/about/

  14. beegeagle says:

    Okay gentlemen, following swiftly on the heels of my last post, a strategically positioned Beegeagle’s Blogger who is part of the project team has reached me backstage and graciously offered to make available photos in the hours ahead.

    Therefore, we might get to see the McCoy within the next 18 hours. Keeping my fingers crossed. And no..the photos are not classified. The media chaps on ground probably just lacked the presence of mind and professional drive to do the most important thing on the spot – shoot photographs of the machine.

  15. beegeagle says:

    Yeah, Beegeagle’s Blog power. What a solid array of well-positioned and patriotic gentlemen.

    Gentlemen, the photos of the bomb-detonating robot have reached me via one of our fellow Beegeagle’s Bloggers.

    So we have a SATURDAY SPECIAL. Be here bright and early tomorrow for a WORLD EXCLUSIVE…first photos of the AFIT bomb detonating robot, crafted with pride in this Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  16. Onyero J. Kelubia says:

    Lets give thanks to Mr Goodluck Jonathan administration transformation agenda. God bless Nigeria.

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