FIRST PHOTO OF THE ISRAELI-BUILT MUSKETEER MULTIROLE LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLE (M-LAV) IN NIGERIAN SERVICE (WORLD EXCLUSIVE; PROPS, OPTIMUSPRIME..A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER)

An unknown M-LPV in Nigerian service, possibly a Ford-produced armoured vehicle

An unknown M-LPV in Nigerian service, possibly a Ford-produced armoured vehicle

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  1. jimmy says:

    This is a ford wit the exhaust protection/ vent for the desert we need more info is this in the north or south?

  2. let make our own, simple, no mater how small it is let start from somewhere, the countries that make all this gadgets started from somewhere, buy will never get us anywhere, just my opinion

    • CHYDE says:

      @robotechinnovative, you are 100% right, i just hope in addition to starting, we have the will power to sustain the advancement

  3. beegeagle says:

    Gentlemen, we have just unearthed the FIRST PHOTO of a MUSKEETER MULTIROLE LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLE (M-LAV)

    Thanks to Beegeagle’s Bloggers with whom I crossed swords backstage. Excellent headsup. This one’s closed. A Musketeer M-LAV it is.

    COMPARE

    PHOTO CREDIT: ARMY RECOGNITION

  4. beegeagle says:

    Yeah, Oga Jimmy. That ‘air cleaner’ is the clearest indicator of its being adapted for desert warfare. The said ‘air cleaner’ is a standard feature on the Landcruiser and the reason why we warned in the lead-up to the AFISMA deployment that the NA must not go into Mali believing that the Toyota Hilux which we use for urban warfare is nearly the same thing as a Landcruiser which is optimised for desert warfare.

    The main practical effect of the ‘air cleaner’ is to prevent dust from getting sucked into the engine during desert operations.

  5. Tope says:

    Another major discovery, but by the painting this looks like its for the police, i do know most of Army or Military Vehicles get painted differently, be that as it may the two similarities is uncanny, so how many numbers did DHQ snag?

  6. It is used in Rivers State by a special unit called C4i with joint partnership of the Rivers State Govt, Nigerian Police Force (Rivers State command), SSS, Army. Navy ,Airforce and an Isreali company called MPD Systems(they have battle tested former IDF officers working there).

    • Henry says:

      Oga optimus, nice photo. That’s the state secretariat building behind the the M-LPV. How is your daughter and wife? The baby should be 2 months old now. Safe health to her, your spouse, you and the rest of your family.

      • Yes ooh Oga Henry…The princess is doing great….The queen looking better…My oga’s does anyone know about the pro’s and con’s of this LPV? Can we compare it with the Proforce Apc?…Can it serve the needs of the Nigerian Armed forces?

  7. cutievik says:

    That’s ryt @optimus prime,to derail a little as it concerns Rivers state,Oga beeg,we usually have constant air patrol by Mi/24 or the puma over our skies hovering pass the roofs over 4-5 times a day,but for over a month now since i returned to portharcourt no such patrols,funny enough it seems our Govt and the MOD has moved them,so bad using inadequate equipment to combat terrorism,kidnapping and oil theft how is it possible?

    • Henry says:

      I saw an MI-35p patrolling the skies yesterday. However like you, that was my very first sighting of an airforce MI-35 in 2 weeks.

  8. Henry says:

    http://www.mpdintl.com/html/profile.html

    Above link is the company’s website.

  9. beegeagle says:

    We need a lot more of those MiL airframes.

    – The 97 SOG should host a minimum of six 23mm cannon-armed Mi-24V and 30mm cannon-armed Mi-35P attack helicopters, deployable only in the Niger Delta. These business of moving assets around whereas they can be so cheaply and easily acquired is counterproductive and keeps us pushing our luck until a truly rainy day comes. May we not be unpleasantly surprised.

    – The 207 SMG should host a minimum of six Mi-171Sh Terminator assault helics.

    – For the 75 Strike Group, we need four Su-25 Frogfoot COIN jets and four Mi-24V attack helics which would be the long-term anchor of COIN operations in the Northeast.

    – In Maiduguri, a state which covers a land area equal in size to Sierra Leone and with frontiers on three volatile countries, we should have three Su-27 deep strike jets, two Su-25 Frogfoot COIN jets, three Mi-17 utility helics and three Mi-35P attack helics. We need 8 units of Bo-105 armed scout helics there, with one deployed in every battalion and regiment in the state for rapid reaction, hot pursuit, recce and urban warfare.

    – In Damaturu, we should have a Su-25 Frogfoot, two Mi-17 utility helics, three Mi-24V attack helics and four Bo-105 armed scout helics. That state is equal in size to Togo.

    – On account of its strategic position near a turbulent neighbourhood, we need to have three Su-27 deep strike jets, two Su-25 Frogfoot, two Mi-17 utility helics and three Mi-24V attack helics there.

    – Kano needs to have a Mi-17 and three Bo-105 armed scout helics for CTCOIN hot pursuit on the margins of the metropolis.

    – Jos needs to have two Mi-17 utility helics and four Bo-105 armed scout helics for CTCOIN hot pursuit , rapid reaction and recce in the volatile highland communities.

    – We need six Bo-105s in all six coastal FOBs

    – For the JTF, two Bo-105s each at Warri, Yenagoa and Calabar and one each at Abak, Oron and Eket.

  10. beegeagle says:

    The protection level of the Musketeer M-LAV is STANAG LEVEL 1 – same as the Otokar Cobra, Springbuck VI, Puma M26 and Mamba Mine and Blast Protected Vehicles.

    It is built on the champion driveline of the inimitable Toyota LandCruiser 4WD truck.

  11. doziex says:

    Gentlemen, the Russian air force as advertised, have just off loaded 500 mi-24 attack helicopters in various conditions.

    Su-27s are about to be off loaded in a similar fashion.

    The Russians have been debating whether to invest in upgrading their vast stores of weaponry, or if they should just acquire the new su-34, su-35/37 , Ka- 50/52s, the Mi-28 havoc and the Sukhoi PAK FA stealth fighter.

    No wonder sudan just snagged 2 dozen mi-24s and 14 mi-8/17.

    Will our MOD take advantage of this largesse on the international arms market ? or are they going to continue turning a blind eye while boko haram easily continues to slaughter Nigerians like chickens ?

    It is now clear that inspite of the best efforts of our troops and our special forces, the lack of helicopters in particular is going to allow BH the breathing space it needs to survive and strike back in devastating fashion.

    They have already adopted the tactics of the insurgency in Algeria, were they just murdered thousands of civilians to showcase the impotence of the state in protecting them.

  12. jimmy says:

    OGA DOZIEX thanks for the info .Once again the ball is inthe hands of the f.g. We are still waiting onthe news of the 9 helios we were expecting since feb 2013 have they been delivered? since we are moving AIRFRAMES FROM THE DELTA MAYBE SHAME FIT CATCH THEM MAKE them put hand for pocket make una bring the helicopter home now man go say special prayer tonight and man no be that kind person however man go pray.

    • Acting Major Benbella says:

      Ogas Jimmy and Doziex,
      Meself go follow una pray so that our leaders fit get out of the funk they appeared to be in. Yeye dey follow them no be small.

  13. ocelot2006 says:

    Once again, the NPF leads in the acquisition and utilization of MRAPs and other armoured vehicles.

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