Rear view of a mixed detachment of Nigerian military boats – left to right; a Chinese-built DShK 12.7mm-armed (fore and aft) patrol boat, a Made-in-Nigeria Modant Marine MM90E patrol boat and a twin-engined boat (most probably, a 12 metre K38 Combat Catamaran) in the Niger Delta.
Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces in Chinese-built river gunboat armed with DShK 12.7mm heavy machine guns, fore and aft.
PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY
The Nigerian Army Amphibious Forces’ Gunboat Companies operate a few hundred patrol boats chiefly this Chinese-built number, Suncraft(Singapore) Stingray gunboats, Dutch-built K38 combat catamarans, Nigerian-made Modant Marine MM90E and Passport 19 boats, among others.
The most commonly mounted weapons on these combat assets are the Singapore Technologies Kinetics CIS-50 12.7mm HMGs and 40mm Automatic Grenade Launchers and the Chinese variant of the DShK 12.7mm HMG
NIGERIA ACQUIRE DOZENS OF PATROL BOATS FROM CHINA
NIGERIA ACQUIRE HUNDREDS OF PATROL BOATS FROM SUNCRAFT (SINGAPORE) (most of the construction was handled by Strategic Marine of Australia)