MADE-IN-NIGERIA IGIRIGI ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS

PHOTO CREDIT: HENRY, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER

About beegeagle

BEEG EAGLE -perspectives of an opinionated Nigerian male with a keen interest in Geopolitics, Defence and Strategic Studies
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

226 Responses to MADE-IN-NIGERIA IGIRIGI ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS

  1. majorohis says:

    Now that is what am talking about. It only gets better from here!!!!!

  2. Alade says:

    Whoa! Whoa!! Whoa!!! Here comes the unleashed beast… Mehn!!! What a sight to behold…

  3. beegeagle says:

    Gentlemen, the IGIRIGI featuring improved “combatancy”

  4. Alade says:

    Oga beegs… Watching the two vehicles closely, it’s like their variants are different cos the one in military colour has a netted windshield bt the second one has a splitted windshield… Jst my observation

    • Colloid says:

      Oga alade, check the two pictures well. They both feature “netted” windshield. The black igirigi own have been “pulled up” a bit. Zoom in and Check again. They are of same variant. Honestly, see how ‘confident’ those vehicles looks. It look like their western counterpart in ruggedness. Thank you NA engineers.

  5. beegeagle says:

    I would call them ‘modifications’ of one variant rather than markedly different variant.

    But you are right about the windshields. The black one is probably a security/patrol modification while the one painted in desert camo is intended for the frontlines of the far northeast

  6. Alade says:

    Its just kinda painful that the army wouldn’t let out any info about the vehicle, even google hardly recognizes the word “IGIRIGI”… cos even if you search it just redirects u to “beegeagle’s blog” bt its kind of awesome that only a Nigerian blog has much info abt d indegenous APC…kip up d good work Oga beegs

  7. jimmy says:

    One of the reasons why you do not have any info apart from it being classified , Modifications are still on going and the NA really has to be careful as to the specs being stolen. patent espionage is real.
    I am sue based on it’s combat experience the yare learning what it can do and what it cannot do however the Battle of Maiduguri showed it in full battle mode with the CANNONS in action , now that was Sweet!

  8. Henry says:

    Also notice, the head lamp “mesh” hasn’t yet been added to both vehicles.

  9. Kola Adekola says:

    Nigeria is surely going in the right technological direction.
    It started with servicing oil rigs locally for the first time in our history to actually building a few our selves. Then there was NNS Adnoni, our wholly Nigerian made 38 metre patrol boat; we have Amebo and Gulma drones, locally made armoured vests for our troops…

    The Igigirigi is just another lovely icing on the cake!
    There is so much scope for a light armoured vehicle (from crowd control, to close protection, policing, export etc) that we should be looking into making Igigirigi a profit making enterprise. The production levels need to be upped to a few thousand within a few years.

    We have come a long way in quite a short time. It brings a glow to the heart. The future can only be brighter.
    Who knows? Next we might be thoroughly studying the T-72 chassis, so that we can develop our very own home grown Main Battle Tank and other heavy fighting vehicles too. No stopping us!

    For our military-industrial complex to grow though, we need to find a way to utilise our research institutes better. I’m talking about FIIRO and PRODA; they are staffed with very brainy people and can have a huge (maybe decisive) role to play in our future technological direction. Lets link these institutes up with DICON, Proforce, Innosun, our top universities and top IT companies. Make it a profit making (but 100% accountable and transparent) synergy. The result will be pure magic, both for civil and defence technologies.

    God Bless Nigeria.

  10. ugobassey says:

    My Ogas apologies…..some very good news from Vanguard. It seems NA and NAF and beginning to sync together like a well oiled machine: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/02/sambisa-forest-mission-military-destroy-6-buffur-camps-boko-haram-terrorists/

  11. ugobassey says:

    Time to ask Chad, Cameroon and Niger to go back and defend their borders…..me thinks we don’t need them.

  12. beegeagle says:

    Chai, what a report.

    LATEST T55 APCs with mine capabilities (the writer surely meant T72 tanks with ERA Kontakt armour).

  13. drag_on says:

    The article is dated 8th DEC 2014.The CAS and NSA visited on the 1st. Could it be the SU25’s?
    If it is, I hope they didn’t dump the JF-17. While the su25 has range and load as an advantage,it carries nowhere near the class of weapons suite as the JF17
    ( BVR,cruise,anti-radiation and hypersonic anti ship missile; laser,electro-optical,GPS and satellite guided munitions).Neither is it a multirole platform.

  14. rka says:

    What do you guys think of this persistent report? It also appears to be endorsed by Maj. Gen Olukolade, but I know how words can be twisted.

    http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2015/02/14/nigeria-hires-mercenaries-east-europeans-against-boko-haram/

    • drag_on says:

      That one na wash. There is no air platform we are currently using that is new to us except the drones.

    • Are James says:

      I am 95% sure this is true. There is a note of sureness in the six weeks timeline for degrading Boko that suggests all bases have been covered in terms of new weapon platforms and the people to operate them. Some precision weapon and drone strikes for instance may have been carried out by PMC personnel. The new Alpha jets which I suspect are even better than Alpha Jet Lancier version could also have many trained PMC personnel in ground ops.

      • jimmy says:

        YOU HAVE LESS THAN 5% PROOF Of what you are talking about and what you tend to talk about is based on sheer speculation and self loathing for Nigeria the FIRST PRECISION STRIKES WERE NOT CARRIED OUT BY THE PMC which you so glowingly have fallen in love with The first precision strikes were carried out by the Nigerian ARTILLERY , PLEASE STOP COMING HERE TO PURSUE AN AGENDA THAT HAS NO MERIT THE FIRST STRIKES WERE CARRIED OUT IN ***** STATE and ***** STATE
        Nigeria has been flying ALPHA JETS FOR THIRTY YEARS WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THEM? THE UPGRADES are nothing but an unpgrade in avionics and PGMS , you seem to think i f it is Nigerian it cannot be done but if it foreign it is some how successful the Military OFFENSIVE STARTED LAST WEEK AS YOU WERE BLABBING YOUR mouth ABOUT ALL THINGS BAD the PMCS who are here ARE HERE TO ADVICE the actual dirty work of fighting of being on the radio 24/7 and dying is being done by Nigerians A CONCEPT WHICH SEEMS VERY STRANGE TO YOU.
        Don’t worry when THIS war is over you can write on this blog it was the US SPECIAL FORCES that won the war for NIGERIA ( SMDH) 😦

  15. beegeagle says:

    I am sure the NAF know the different roles of various airframes in a modern airforce.

    The acquisition of Su-25s would be all about ground attack. It does not preclude the necessity for a multirole jet..same way we had Alpha Jet,L39ZA and MB 339 advanced trainer/light attack jets for ground attack, same time as we had MiG 21MF/BIS fighter aircraft and Jaguar multirole jets, all in the 1980s and 1990s.

    By the same token, we can now consign the L39s and base model A-Jet to advanced training roles, mix up the PGM-optimised A-Jet and Su-25 Scorpion to ground attack roles, F7 to the interceptor role and LOOK FOR Su-27/30s for the air superiority role. No stories.

    Not a few Nigerians are laughing today because when they were asking where we are heading to with F7s as our top jets in the new millennium, some said it did not matter. What does it do for the morale of troops at the frontline who get to hear that Chad operate MiG 29s and Su-25s while we play aerial catch up in F7s and A-Jet? Do such oddities inspire confidence?

    One problem which some of us need to rid ourselves of is ANALYSIS PARALYSIS. BUY the damn Su-27/30 first and think later. How will we..how,how, why and wherefore! Just get it.

    When the Nigerian Civil War broke out on July 6th 1967, the NAF had no combat assets. WEF the end of August and right through to Septemeber 1967, Antonov planes began to land pre-owned MiG 15s and MiG 17s chiefly sourced from East Germany and Czechoslovakia.

    They were immediately pressed into action while NAF pilots went into training. By Q4 1968, the likes of the late Air Marshal Ibrahim Alfa, AVM Mukhtar Mohammed, Air Cdre Joe Falope, Group Capt Usman Jibrin, Group Capt Mustafa Amin et al had taken to the skies in the MiG, Ilyushin and Delfin jets.

    Sometimes we analyse too much and do too little in remediation of preceived drawbacks. If we are looking for a first cycle of six units of modernised Su-25 Scorpion jets, press a dozen pilots into Belarus for training now. If we want to field twelve Su-27/30, press eighteen pilots into training in India or Russia. While awaiting the delivery of the airframes, they would have more than completed half of the training regimen. It is conversion training, we are not training rookie pilots.

    Notice that we suggested the training of more pilots than there are jets available to be flown. That way, repeat orders for the aircraft can be made knowing that pilots are at the ready to fly them. We cannot continue giving flimsy excuses without taking action to navigate around incapacitation.

    The Gowon regime placed an order for 24 MiG 21MFs and 4 MiG 21U trainers in 1973. By 1974, a certain NAF Lt Colonel Ibrahim Alfa, among others, was in the Soviet Union preparing and training to fly the jets whose delivery commenced in December 1975!

    These days, we just talk, talk and talk perhaps dreaming F16s which street-smart leaders such as those Ethiopia, Uganda, Angola and Chad know are not on the rack for Black Africans and have since moved on to viable and sometimes, more potent options from elsewhere.

    If we are not bemoaning a lack of qualified crews, it is cost of operation. Why don’t we fly the planes using water instead of jet fuel so that it comes cheapest? How are Eritrea with a GDP that is less than a fifth of Lagos’s, flying MiG 29s and Su-27s simultaneously?

    Na wa o. We need to take first steps. We give too many excuses. For a lead jet, the F7 is way beneath us. Our national flag deserves a lot better.

    • Augustine says:

      Oga Beegeagle, Your NAF analysis is seconded, and I am sure the blog is solidly behind you on NAF buying a mix of Su-25 KM Scorpion jets and Su-27 or Su-30 Flanker jets.

      Ah, Nigerian things dey drag slow like the famous tortoise master of delayed movement….always in motion snail speed mode, ah !

  16. KKY says:

    Shogun Beegs, SPOT ON. Conversion training should not be more than 3-6 months duration, for experienced pilots. In addition I would suggest a ratio of 3 pilots per airframe.

    As an aside, hearing of an attach on Gombe.

    • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

      Oga KKK, the conversion to the SU25 for Iraqi /Iranian F7 rated pilots with low experience to take on ISIS was done in 30hrs flight hours for SU25 type rating, the aircraft is a simple to operate, for experienced pilots, they are basically acquiring the technical parameters of the platform. that is basically to aviate, navigate and operate the delivery systems.The NE scenario is not considered a hot environment for the’ flying tank\, the fighter pilots should be operational up to a certain level tasking to carry out ground attacks in day time in 2 months, unfamiliar systems such as Night vision system and night attack qualifications should come much later ,needs more getting used to, as it is a big departure from Visual flights and |seat of pants stuff”. the A Jet-pilots already know what they want to achieve it is a matter of knowing the handling characteristics of the new platform in order to deliver. care must be taken not to lose any platforms to avoidable attrition. however the operational area has a very active non- guided AA (guns, not manpads), most sorties should be a low threat learning / training environment. ordinance delivery is the basic skill of a combat pilot.
      in the matters of the SU30/27 , which are air superiority fighters, the learning process is a lot longer, because it is meant to be engaging an equally potent adversary, he need to be able to go head on against another pilot of unknown experience. operate a number offensive systems which his opponent would be trained to counter, the mental state of this class of pilots is different to the strike guys, he is more like a champion boxer going into the ring, he must kill or be killed, that is utmost confidence in his capability and aircraft, through long man /machine interaction and integration. You climb into the aircraft strap it to your self and become one, just like a jousting knight.. it is very personal. ( some Air forces pilots learn the name of pilots they shoot down and all his family details to the chalk him up as a “Kill” on the aircraft and squadron records taught and learned by heart by all new intakes). the fighter SU33 pilot would need at least 100hrs flight training for experienced fighter pilots plus lots of technical ground school to be basically type rated in 3 -6 months and then years of constant flying and operational tactics training in simulators and live engagements for about a year to really claim air superiority able to successfully engage an intruder in your airspace ( of cause the aircraft capability, armament BVR, etc could be decisive and make up for less experience), most air engagements are very violent and over in seconds. transition from sub sonic combat to living at over mach 1 is quite a sharp curve and needs some taking used too, unlike the pocket rocket designs ( F7, Mig21, etc) , this aircraft are able to slide into a number of operating regimes for design advantages and optimum combat maneuverability
      The use of the armed drone needs to be mastered, the drone is not a core ground support asset, it is a area of competence is as an armed surveillance asset capable of combat interdiction and surgical strikes. it design emphasizes long loiter time and sleath. That is in our case it should be on it;s own before an BH attack, it should be able to carryout unmanned CAP around envisaged BH staging areas based on intelligence provided by our ATRs. and carry out attacks on very high value targets ( the Command Vehicle, Fueling points for the technicals, the principal commanders ( a trend should be established as to the time the main commanders show up to make videos at new occupied towns, there should now have been enough intell on the fuel source by analysing the samples of fuel as found in captured trucks, are they from drums or proper underground storage in fueling stations in occupied territory) The fuel found in a variety of ground assets, technicals and especially the armor which are driven without low loaders to their objectives should give the range of their staging points from which they run a bliz / dash to surprise and engage their objectives,. The drones second prime environment is to establish the route of retreat of the fleeing insurgents and set up surgical ambushes at identified bottle neck spots, ( destroying the lead vehicles at a bridge to trap / hold up the escaping BH cardes, limited use of the Drones should be done during an on going active engagement in a hot area, because of the limited ordnance on the system ( 3 x Missiles) , in exception of identified high value target that can change the tide of the ongoing combat, such as a command vehicle or prime and decisive asset of . BH. the primary duties of the drone should be to give accurate battle field intelligence to field commanders. while waiting to continue the hunt after disengagements by the BH, since we have limited numbers of UAVs , they should be sequenced to utilize their endurance to a optimum by doing a relay type handover. They should rule the night being NVG optical /termal sensor. there are more advanced sensors such as the hyperspectral and multispectral sensors which can give an accurate map of Sambisa forest, in 3D , what is on the ground, what is under round and would identify buried IEDS, Caves with images of who is in them, this systems are capable of identifying in a forest reserve the amount of trees that are affected by a certain species of parasites/beetle or accurate enough to tell the difference of minerals under the ground between tin and gold.. this capacity is available in the Remote sensing sector and the regional training center for this aerial survey capability established by the UN is in Ife , where all African aerial RS experts are trained on behalf of the UN ,

  17. drag_on says:

    Oga beeg I hope you are right about the Su25 issue,because our defence procurement people can make a young man grey fast.

    Nations that use the F-7, and their alternate platforms.

    Format.
    Country. Aircraft: number.

    Bangladesh. k8: 5.(4 on order). Mig29: 8. F-7: 37. Yak130: 16 on order.
    Myanmar. Mig29: 32. F-7:24. K8: 50. Mi35:19. Mi17:17.
    North Korea. F-7:40. Mig29:35. Su25:39.
    Sri-lanka. Kfir:8. F-7: 12. Mig27:6. K8:6. Mi24:14. Mi17:21. ( interested in mig29)
    Zimbabwe. F-7:(9-32). K8:11.
    Tanzania. Mig21:35. F-7:25. K8:6.
    Namibia. F-7:16. K8:4.
    Iran. F-7: 20. Mig29:30. F14:44. F1 Mirage 13+24 Iraqi. Su25:13.
    Sudan. F-7:10. Mig29:24. Su25:20. K8:26. Su24:12.
    China. Too large to list.
    Egypt. Too large to list.
    Pakistan. Too large to list.

    Most countries here have much larger number of F-7s’ or more sophisticated platforms than us. abeg let us do the needfull.

    • Are James says:

      Egypt is the maddest country of all, they are getting something like 200 K8s and I am sure with American engines. Muslim Brotherhood I am sorry for you. This is aside from the hundreds of F16s, Sukhois, MIGs and the ever present annual offer of the Rafale from France. And their economy is queued behind our in size.

      • beegeagle says:

        Offer ke?

        They just reached a deal for the supply of 24 Rafale jets and a FREMM frigate in a US$5.8 billion deal.

      • chynedoo says:

        The Egyptian army is business savvy. So they understand how procurement and all that stuff works. By some estimates, the Egyptian army literally control the Egyptian economy, the army controls chains of businesses, real estates, manufacturing, resorts, shipping, airlines, hospitality etc.
        The point is the Egyptian army is well advanced in planning their orders to meet current and future threat analysis. So they do not procure hardware in trickles like we do. I reckon that is one of the reasons major arms dealers do not even bait an eyelid when we want to place orders for military hardware.
        The Saudis, UAE, Kuwaitis, Omanis etc place bulk orders to the extent even with human rights records worse than those of any African countries the major defence companies in Washington, London and Paris simply lobby their own governments on behalf of these customers.
        I guess that is what we are not doing. If we put out tender for supply of hardware including aircrafts, helios, armoured vehicles, battle tanks, and weapons systems valued at £5 billion, the guys at BAE, Navistar,Textron, Sukhoi, Mikoyan, Rosoboronexport Oshkosh Truck, sikorsky, Lockheed, EADS etc would be doing the lobbying on our behalf to their home governments because truth is all these weapons manufacturers are heavily subsidised by their home governments and will literally whore themselves to any government willing to buy their products to help keep them afloat because they know if they don’t sell a rival defence company would be wiling to do so

      • jimmy says:

        Everything you said is true.Next year Nigeria needs to place a procurement govt to govt order for$2b let’s see how many of those def companies will say no. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  18. Kola Adekola says:

    Can anybody understand why Sputnik (Russian news agency) tells such horrible lies about Nigeria?
    http://sputniknews.com/africa/20150214/1018268875.html

  19. ozed says:

    Multiple news sources say Gombe is under attack. However, one or two comments under the news items suggest the attack was repulsed.

    Hope this is true, with heavy BH casualties!!

  20. Augustine says:

    Nigerian Air Force urgently needs now now today today 12 units of Su-25 Frogfoot jets, 9 units Su-25 KM Scorpions Attackers and 3 units Su-25 UB Trainers. These will take care of Boko Haram war today and any such future COIN war.

    Also NAF needs this year first batch 6 units of Russian Su-30 SM Flanker jets, 4 combat variants, 2 trainer variants….because the Francophone Allied Forces are flying MiG-29 jets and the mighty Rafale 4+ Generation jets exactly along Nigeria’s homeland border lines, doing reconnaissance for now but able to do far more than that if need arises.

    The Russian Su-30 SM technology/combat capability beats the older Indian Su-30MKI.
    http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/su-30sm-multirole-fighter-aircraft/

    Then NAF also needs urgently today, a jet that our current F-7 jet pilots can easily adapt and convert to fly safely and combat effectively in 6 months on simulator ground training plus airborne flight training. The jet should also come with full technology transfer to Nigeria.

    The only answer to that is the JF-17 Thunder Block II jet, Saudi Arabia is looking to buy it because it has a reputation of being an easy jet to learn and fly. Pakistan even says it needs no special trainer version to learn and fly safely and combat effectively.

    NAF can do 6 units first batch JF-17 Thunder Block II from Pakistan.

    All 3 aircraft types can be bought first batch second hand, sparingly used almost as good as new from Russian and Pakistani stocks. The Russians have hundreds of jets in good storage hardly ever used. The Pakistani jets are just beginning to roll out of factory production this year.

    Nigeria beware, you have been humiliated on the ground, don’t get humiliated from the air.

  21. zachary999 says:

    NAF had a good outing in the battle by BH to take the 301 field artillery regiment in Gombe today. Without NAF providing cover with 2 Alpha jets it would have been a disaster for the gallant troops who fought hard to ensure that the barracks which was the main target was not breached.

    Immediately the 2 jets came over head and started the bombing runs albeit cautiously because of civilian casualties, the BH guys scattered in all directions. BH came in numbers though and suffered casualties. They lost a lot of their heavy weapons…

    We need a lot of Smart munitions and better platforms I beg. All this talk talk about buying JF 17 or Su 25 …. Let’s put our money where our mouth is and just get this platforms like yesterday. This war requires precision weapons as our pilots are having a hard time because of collateral damage ! What has happened to the $485M recovered from abacha’s loot ? Just transfer the damn thing to Belarus for a mix of Su 25 and 27 for now….

    We trained a new generation of our pilots in Belarus so conversion would not be difficult. With advisors on ground we should have those jets in the air in Nigeria in 120 days.

    God bless Nigeria

    • ozed says:

      Related to this, Punch says NA attacked Mongonu in Bornu State this morning, from all indications the objective was secured and is now back in Nigerian hands. This was going on simultaneously with the Gombe battle.

      Either sheer good luck of great intelligence.

      Great stuff Guys. Give em Hell!!

    • Are James says:

      @Zachary999
      While we may want to congratulate NAF for its isolated achievements, we need to keep harping on the fact that the platforms are not enough. We need two squadrons of COIN aircraft and 16 UCAVs (which are invariably shorter range for now) working in the three states before Boko. Haram starts losing the confidence to drive long convoys over 100s of miles to attacks cities and military installations. The COIN dedicated assets I am talking about should be seen different from the more strategic SU 33/34, JF 17 Block 2 or MIG 29s.

    • beegeagle says:

      So it is the Gombe battle which you are describing lucidly that another of our journalist countrymen upcountry is writing the exact opposite of? These bastards continue to drag the name of the Nigerian military through the mud just to further their narrow-minded political agenda?

      OK, Aminu Abubakar of the AFP says

      * the troops had abandoned the checkpoint on the approaches to the city since Thursday

      * that the troops offered no resistance

      * that the NAF flew past but carried out no bombardment

      http://www.africa.afpmobile.com/pl/svt/si/afp/po/opafrica/sc/afp_en_africa/dk/afpmobile.02-14-2015.3077/ms/jtPeXGTV4K/pa/176047/uid/

      Does it mean that one cannot now read anything written by a Nigerian from upcountry? The other day, it was the guy called Haruna at AP. Today, it is Aminu at AFP. Is journalism still a sacred trust?

      JOIN me on Twitter. With your retweets, you can impact the narrative.

      @beegeaglesblog

    • drag_on says:

      Thanks a lot for the update.

    • asorockweb says:

      Oga Zach, as authoritative as ever.

  22. AY says:

    Oga beegs I want to draw your attention to a statement credited to the C-in-C during a recent interview where he asks for US Combat troops to fight Boko Haram.
    Does this means he’s actively supporting foreign intervention? Link below.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/nigerian-president-wants-u-s-troops-to-fight-boko-haram-1423850893

    • Are James says:

      Sorry to butt in but let us leave that man abeg. This season is one of confusion for the two candidates of the two major parties. Many gaffes expected. Let us discuss something better.

      • rugged7 says:

        Oga Are James, we are in an information age.
        If they leave this as is, that means the wsj info is true.
        And everybody is quoting the WSJ as gospel truth on this matter.
        You should see some of the insults on twitter.
        All these old people running MoH, VON, PR for presidency and DHQ need a kick in the butt to wake the F… up.
        Beyond that, i think there is a fundamental problem within Nigeria of 5th columnists.
        Who do not mind destroying the military or Nigeria just because they want to take down Jonathan.
        We haven’t really agreed to stay together as one in that country.
        A house divided.
        There lies the nexus of the issue.

    • rugged7 says:

      This is a bit weird.
      This story is highly doubtful.
      WSJ put a spin on an innocuous statement out of the presidency.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      I don’t see any reason why after withstanding enormous Western pressure, the President would cave when victory is within touching distance. More so, just a couple of days ago, our Foreign Minister read the riot act to foreign envoys.

      In my opinion, he was misquoted. Its like “just grab anything to show we are still relevant to Nigerians.” Clutching at straws, they should continue their press onslaught jare!
      I imagine the West is at breaking point with Nigeria, having overplayed their hand these past months.

  23. beegeagle says:

    AY, I want to believe, given the depth of continuous spin which has come from WSJ and NYT since 2012, that Mr President was misquoted.

    If he said so, that is the most uninspiring thing that could have been uttered by a C-in-C…just like Buhari’s defamatory comments about the NA were opportunistic and unbecoming of a General.

    • rugged7 says:

      Oga beeg, i want to believe he was misquoted too.
      BUT, his spin doctors are not doing a very good job of clarifying ambiguous information coming from the presidency or DHQ.
      You should see all the insults on twitter being heaped on Nigeria based on that one freudian slip.
      The PR team of both the presidency and DHQ really have to get their acts in order.
      As a neutral observer, my impression is that they are losing this media war 10-0.
      My 12.5 kobo on the matter…

  24. COLONEL NGR says:

    Sorry for the diversion;

    ABC news is reporting that boko haram attacked Gombe this morning. It says Nigerian troops ae engaging them in battle.

    Boko haram is probably trying a diversionary attack to gain attention from the traditional northeast. All our troops should be on alert.

    Vanguard newspaper is saying Nigerian troops entered sambisa forest on sunday…

    Details of both battles is not forthcoming from all our known military PR channels.

  25. rka says:

    Looks like the NA with Air force support have taken back Monguno. Seems there are several fronts currently.

    http://www.punchng.com/news/troops-storm-monguno-boko-haram-attacks-gombe-barracks/

  26. doziex says:

    I suggested a while back, that NAF engage the services of Colonel Neil Ellis aka the gunship ace.

    He recently had some dealings with standing up the afghan mi-35 unit.

    NAF already has trained pilots, but the colonels vast experience in using the hind will be incalculable.
    Just as our pakistani airforce mentors helped with our F7 growing pains.

    This is a good development, had we done this years ago, NA wouldn’t have had to deal with insults and ridicule from our neighbors.

  27. Augustine says:

    ugobassey says:
    February 14, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Time to ask Chad, Cameroon and Niger to go back and defend their borders…..me thinks we don’t need them.

    Reply:

    No be only me dey talk am. Time to tell Niger, Chad, Cameroon to withdraw from Nigerian territory and NEVER come back. FG, NSA, DHQ, Presidency, Senate, House of reps…..send them away before they spoil your name and career permanently for you o !

    Help from envious, hateful and unfriendly friends leads to regret and injury at the end.

    NA/NAF/NN/NPF MOPOL/NSCDC/SSS/Civilian JTF combination can defeat Boko Haram alone without foreign troops and aircraft fighting inside Nigerian territory, what is special 5,500 MNJTF troops? Only Chad has combat experience among them. Recall ALL Nigerian military and police personnel from United Nations peace-keeping operations around the world and use them to replace the Chadians, Nigeriens, Cameroonian troops.

    Nigeria has no peace at home, we cannot waste our forces/troops/vehicles on peace keeping abroad for UN, while the same UN wants to send soldiers from other countries to keep peace in Nigeria, is that not insane? FG, Senate, DHQ, sources of data says Nigeria has about 3,000 troops in UN ops abroad, bring them back home, get volunteers from non-combatant military and para-military, add specially selected Civilian JTF plenty in supply…..use them to replace the foreign troops component of MNTJF now !

    Boko Haram is already on the run from the main thrust of final offensive by Nigerian military, the foreign MNJTF is NOT the masterstroke bone-breaker demolishing the backbone and nucleus of Boko Haram now !

    Nigeria is now shown to have the God blessed favour and combat capacity to defeat Boko Haram, let the Bokos stay here and die, or run away into Chad, Niger, Cameroon. Then those neighbours can from their own side of the border, decide to kill the Bokos or live with them.

    Nigeria will proceed to bring in Chinese expertise and landmine all vehicle passable routes along the Nigerian borders from Niger to Chad to Cameroon, including boat landing areas along the waterfronts of lake Chad.

    Airborne aircraft survey mapping and mine laying will finish that job in one month. Mines with one to two years expiry date is a good deal, will secure our doors and windows until Nigeria builds a fence/trench security system along all that border length. Details of that has been explained before, no need to repeat. Mining with time/expiry ordnance makes it a temporary emergency measure to be replaced later.

    Officially close those borders permanently and let the new super heroes of West Africa who say their own soldiers are not cowards like Nigerian army, fight whatever is left of Boko Haram on their own side of the border.

    FG announce it properly, and all Nigerian border town traditional leaders inform their people we have mined the border routes that vehicles can pass, all borders are closed. Let me see how Bokos will drive Toyota with men and 23mm cannon across minefield without dying.

    United Nations anti-personnel land mine ban treaty? UN my foot ! 177 million Nigerians are in danger and our homeland is forced to allow foreign troops to come in and out doing whatever combat and insulting they wish, has the UN saved Nigeria before? Biafra, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Niger delta, where was UN for Nigeria in those wars? Did UN persuade USA/EU/NATO to sell lethal weapons to us last year 2014 so we can defeat Boko Haram?

    USA signed UN convention against torture and violates it with impunity and Obama confesses they violated it. Who catch dem? UN did anything? My life is in danger you tell me I signed one paper….to allow myself to be killed? No, I signed to live and let live, not be killed and let others live instead of me. Self defence is part of fundamental human rights.

    To hell with the UN ! 10,000 Nigerian citizens have died agonizing deaths from Boko Haram, plus countless rapes, mutilation, public beheading, and massive destruction of the economy of North Eastern Nigeria.

    UN is an organ of the USA/EU trying to invade, emasculate, castrate, and disintegrate the only Black Power in the world….Nigeria.

    • Are James says:

      Thank you for paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of your ‘reply’. Especially for par. 3.
      Please don’t advise federal government to mine the border areas.
      It is not a difficult thing to do technically but the civilian toll will be enormous and the international backlash intolerable. You wont even expect where it is going to come from. The Chinese in spite of what we think are not the brutal, hard minded, human rights abusing, slave driving, slitty eyed people from planet Mars that we read about, They do like human rights, dignity and are also on a clear westernising agenda in terms of culture, I have actually argued strongly that in the next twenty years they are going to be unrecognizable from the western world in terms of attitudes.

      The Boko Haram crisis is not and has never been an issue serious enough to degrade our respect for collective humanity. It started and grew because the Nigerian agencies who should have tackled it were weakened by local political infighting, incompetent leadership, corruption and ineffectiveness. All current ongoing efforts by NAF and NA will work MINUS the involvement of Chad and Niger which was not necessary and we are going to pay a high price for soon enough. A tripling of NAF capability in terms of jets and trained pilots, timely acquisitions of tanks, APCs, IFVs and MRAPs for the NA would have been enough to scare these countries to take actions within their borders.

      • Augustine says:

        Oga Are james, your point is clear to me, honestly speaking. Same worry emphasized by Oga ozed.

        Take this from me sir, take it as an intelligent man that I know you to be, China REFUSED to ratify UN land mine treaty, China is ready to use land mines if it is the best option to save it’s people and nation. Don’t say China is too ‘civilized’ to use land mines, it refused to sign the ban treaty !

        Land mine laying, it’s the lesser of two evils, the bigger evil is the escape of Boko Haram fighters now and their return later in the near future after full recovery/regrouping/re-arming/re-building/recruiting inside Chad, Niger, Cameroon.

        It’s harder to kill religious terrorism than people think, the evil is in their spiritual faith and demon-driven beliefs. Na dem body you dey look outside, una never see the spirit of Boko Haram. History tells us how Maitatsine insurgents keep recovering and coming back to Nigeria in the 1980s era after each defeat. Same source of fighters fought the Sharia war during OBJ era year 2000s with high calibre rifles and machine guns appearing in mercenary hands during a mere civilian conflict of interests, no longer the previous bow and arrow Maitatsine insurgents.

        Do a detailed threat analysis of northern Nigerian border lines.

        It grew worse and now powerful 4 barrel 23 mm cannon, tanks, artillery are now appearing in the hands of insurgents on Nigerian soil, local insurgents now shoot down NAF combat jets in action and take over army bases, enter air force base and blow up jet fighters and helicopter gunships inside Nigeria ! It gets worse in each era ! Don’t wait till a time when northern insurgents will come from across border with balck market smuggled ATGM and MANPAD missiles to blow up NA T-72 tanks and shoot down NAF F-7 jets ! Let us be proactive, this border threat gets more advanced each year it re-surfaces.

        How do smart countries deal with such threats to the survival of their nations? South Korean example….mine the border. How many Koreans have died from those mine blasts? Very very very few if any, the people know the border is closed and mined.

        Anybody who disobeys order and goes across border on minefield is the architect of his own injury….those mines don’t usually kill, they mostly only disable man or vehicle.

        NAF and NA risk daily dropping bombs on Nigerian towns and shelling artillery on our own cities with our civilians inside there….why not say NAF and NA should not use those heavy weapons/ordnance on the heads of our own brothers and sisters just because some civilians will die? Why not ban NA and NAF artillery shells and aircraft bombs/rockets in this war? Only land mine is danger?

        Landmine is only along remote border line where nobody lives, and whoever goes there is on his own, we will not risk the security of 177 million Nigerian citizens and national survival for some 100 fools who insist on crossing an officially closed and mined border, already over 10,000 Nigerians have died from this war, will land mine kill 10,000 people in remote borders restricted only to the motor passable roads and with expiry date on the mines?

        Did we sacrifice 177 million Nigerians for 200 Chibok girls (I say this with personal pain and sorrow in my heart for these our unlucky sisters) ? Is NAF and NA not bombing and shelling Sambisa forest with some of these Chibok girls likely inside that same forest camps of Boko Haram?

        So is land mine the only danger?

    • ugobassey says:

      Seconded Gbam!

  28. beegeagle says:

    Can DHQ clear the air on this?

    http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/weekly/index.php/top-stories/19041-south-africa-s-secret-role-in-nigeria-s-boko-haram-battle

    South Africans in this loop on Twitter insist that they here on a TRAINING SUPPORT and advisory role ONLY.

    • Are James says:

      I think a few south africa pilots are flying combat sorties. Which makes one believe that an as yet undetermined CAS and probably the heavier armed versions of Augusta A109 are already seeing action. Almost definitely some SA pilots are also flying modernised MI 35s.
      Very interesting stuff. War has become a knowledge industry and fully globalised one at that.

      • asorockweb says:

        Why do you think there are foreign pilots flying sorties? Is it evidence based?

      • airsupport says:

        I saw 2 Gazelles in desert camo paint scheme in Lagos with Caucasian crews a couple of days ago.
        The white, blue and red helicopter that crashed near Yola with ammunition, cash and Caucasians is owned by……

      • jimmy says:

        Are you sure? The south africans do not own Gazelles the french do,the southies own rooviaks (sp) T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

    • asorockweb says:

      A few months ago, the story was that Egyptian pilots were flying combat missions in Nigeria.

    • Augustine says:

      There is in my own opinion, 80% probability that foreign PMCs are involved in this war helping Nigeria, their own country of origin I do not want to speculate.

      @Zacharry999 said here… “Oga doziex, your ‘people’ are on the ground and doing a good job.”

      Photos have been posted showing pink faced heads popping out from inside NA T-72 tanks.

      Officially released NAF training video showed ‘white’ men in camo uniforms along with Nigerian soldiers inside combat helicopters.

      Word of mouth from war zone, photo, and video evidence support the claims that foreigners, white-men PMCs or mercenaries, whatever name you call them, are involved in this war helping Nigerian government and military that did not prepare for war time during peace-time.

      I prefer covert PMC help to overt Francophone neigbhour’s direct combat action on Nigerian soil and airspace. I choose the lesser of two ‘evils’.

  29. lachit says:

    one thing that i would like to suggest is that if ur buying the jf17, why buy it from pakistan buy it directly from china, since china holds the IPR(intellectual property rights) to the fighter.
    1/3rd of fighter procurement cost is eaten up by spares and maintainence cost, so the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) is in a better position to provide spares , maintenance cost effectively and in quick time.
    also the rd33 engines used is provided to china by russia under agreement between the two, so any spare,replacement engines will come through china only.
    and as far as i know pakistan only assembles the planes from the parts brought from china,u will find many photographs testifying to the same.(cargo planes unloding them in kamra airport)
    and if u think of money saved on buying say 10 planes then the difference is not much but if u are going to buy 60 planes and operate them over a period of say 30 years the financial gains will be enormous.
    also if ur going for indeginous manufacturing in nigeria of jf 17, then who do u think will provide the blueprints, the plane jigs,the tooling machinery,ofcourse it will be the chinese.the pakis have zero industrial base or experince.
    i hope u will understand what i have been trying to explain,and that u will not be narrow minded to think that i am been anti-pakis.
    I ONLY WANT TO SEE THAT NIGERIA GETS A GOOD BARGAIN IN THE LONG RUN WHICH WILL MAKE HER AIRFORCE STRONG AND DEVELOP A ROBUST AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN THE LONG RUN.

    • Are James says:

      @lachit
      This situation is worthy of an MBA thesis.
      So this is how I see the situation. The Pakistanis have sole Business Development powers on the JF 17 Block 1 and 2 and all the marketing / sales stuff including looking for buyers. Between you and me they have sucked at this big time and this is probably due to the fact that they have not sold military aircraft before including this Chino-Pakistani product which is like first time to market.
      For the Chinese, it is a situation you have when you are a manufacturer juggling two or three similar products on the global market, so for them it is product portfolio management on a global scale with even the K8 and FTC 2000 in the mix. Either way they win but they will queue behind the Pakis for the JF 17 orders coming from that channel. Notice that they have never even attempted to duplicate functions and offer the JF 17 Block 1/2 to any country outside what the Pakis are doing. They will line up behind them, share profits and fifty times more money coming from lifecycle support – spares, maintenance, life extension, upgrades et.c.

    • drag_on says:

      Oga lachit.
      Truth is, it is jointly developed. 50/50 or 60/40 the exact percentages don’t really matter . I call it Pakistani only on the basis that it was built FOR Pakistan, and China holds no interest in it because it can’t patrol its vast borders.
      Also, China seems to have left most of the Marketing ( airshows and stuff) to Pakistan. If China was that interested in selling them they would have been inducting them in large numbers.
      I have only advocated on the acquisition of the aircraft with the understanding we get certain degrees of rising production and development. If not, it is of no interest because it is only meant to operate in a medium threat environment. The SU30 would be my choice for a high treat environment platform.

      For this reason I was hopeful we would get the reported 40 aircraft with quite a number of that being built here. If there is no home production then the money is best spent on excess stock mig29s’ or Su27s’ with SU30s’as air-superiority fighters.

  30. KKY says:

    SaharaReporters: Live now on #NigeriaDecides is an interview with Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade. Watch Here:http://t.co/8X9rtNJBP4 http://t.co/VXsT0N08Bm

    • rugged7 says:

      Sometimes i get tired of the Nigerian army PR units.
      Sebi they are the ones who accused sahara reporters of supporting boko haram?
      Now they are doing interviews with sahara reporters.
      Instead of using media like oga beegs, channels, AIT or Arise news.
      U see why it’s hard to take these people seriously atimes?

      • Are James says:

        Sahara Reporters is averagely 65% correct in news. They are on an iNews model and it hard to challenge news items coming from you and me with our phone video and audio recorders.
        The fairly significant opposition sponsored news items on SR are quite discernible to the observant eye. I have never believed all the bad press about them.
        Some of the worst stories about developments in the north east are from DHQ themselves. A lot of the things that irritate us on Beegeagle must have made professional soldiers at DHQ livid as well. Anyway this is information war and SR is the latest weapon the fact that the gun was used by people we did not like before is besides the point. Shooting continues.

      • jimmy says:

        I beg to comprehensively disagree with you.Sahara reporters have consistenly been caught with altering the facts,by the military who called them out on an embezzelment scandal in 2014, the owner of Sahara reporters does not live in Nigeria but lives in Los angeles regurgitating second hand news that he cannot verify first hand Being accurate 65% of the time is grounds for serious libel. Oga arejames it seems you personally have nothing positive to add about Nigeria except when it is in the Negative ,I have restrained myself until now but enough of your self loathing for Nigeria . Your piece about SAAF is pure speculation with not a shred of proof whatsoever ,please next time quantify your facts on the Naf flying are upgraded Alpha jets some with Pgms and Night flying. Thermal imaging systems .Nigerians have been flying alpha jets for close to thirty years1990 till present. It just appears you cannot will not give the NA or NAF credit for anything. The helicopters that were flown at Night in the battle of Kodunga were the same Mi35 yet it it somehow very complex for. Nigerians to fly them now. I have constantly read your blogs and it is as close to a troll that you are and yes. I am calling you out because your consistent denigration needs to stop we know where Igbi and Oje are coming from where is yours coming from? You are not fooling anybody,this war is. Slowly coming to a grinding end whatever narrative the western media spins it is coming to an end have a good day God bless and protect. Nigeria The only good thing about boko haram is it exposes the hypocrisy once and for all. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Are James says:

        *SIGHS*
        This is Sahara Reporters interviewing DHQ. I did not post this one, some one else did.
        If SR was the enemy, why is DHQ information chief getting interviewed by them?. I have even provided an astute reason why that is probably happening if you were not too emotional when you were typing to read.

        On the PMC s. PMC’ s are active and working in Nigeria, I don’t have proof but I know they are and they are doing high tech stuff that we have not trained men for in six years of running this loss poor effort of a war. You can crack your head on a rock now for what I just said because more is coming that you won’t like.

        All your vituperations about not seeing anything positive about the war are true.
        I DON’T SEE ANYTHING POSITIVE ABOUT THE WAR G ON THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM.

        This pathetic song and dance about the Alpha jets is a case in point. Should you and me even be arguing about Alpha jets kills in 2015?. I mean we all love our country but is discrimination thinking no more possible?. Six years into an insurgency that has become regional, no 4th generation jets, foreigners are liberating Nigerian towns or boasting to have done that and you and me are talking about thirty year old trainer jets finally delivering precision munitions. Need I remind you that over $12B-) has so far been spent, maybe N300million daily on fuel, weapons, aviation gas, allowances and you say I don’t have anything positive?..I better not reply you commesurately.

        I was the only one to say on this blog that Nigerians are the most experienced users of the Alpha Jets (almost thrice I have said that) but I am still not convinced however that all we have developed 100% capability to deliver precision weaponry from the UCAVs, that only local pilots are flying the combat helicopters currently operating and that there is not an unknown combat jet with foreign pilots currently flying day/night missions for us in the AOR. If that is being negative to you I have no apologies. Maybe top politicians inviting the US to get involved in the war against BH is hat is positive to you then. A lot of you guys are actually ambivalent about what even constitutes good commentary about the war now. I suspect most of you are plants by authority figures looking for rubber stamps or harebrained unpatriotic measure they are adopting like calling Chad and Niger in and then chatting when they call your country weak, corrupt, decadent and cowardly.

        You and I ‘may’ both love our country.
        The difference between us is that my aspirations for Nigeria are grandiose, my standards for it are high and I believe nothing comes for nothing and good things are not handed out to you. You dream, you work, you beat all opposition and you achieve. You on the other hand are a lackey of authority figures confusing personal or political loyalty for patriotism.

      • jimmy says:

        I knew you would respond the only thing you did not add/ forgot was that poverty caused this war. I have read you from day one even when Oga augustine read you like braille and point blank told you to stop being lazy and go and do your own research, for your information and just so you know, there are only three aircrafts being used in this war bombing wise ,the alpha jet, the FN-7 and the rest are the helicopter fleet,if you get of your ass ,you would know that oga Henry alerted us to the fact when Nigerian pilots were in Russia 2014. Unlike you oga myself and oga doziex have been strident critics of the incumbent administration,you are the Western lackey wey go shake in front of oyinbo. America was kicked out of Yemen without a whimper ,but let anything of that nature happen you would be all over it Sorry to dissapoint drone technology is not even classified or even real high tech any kid with a little bit of surveying and geospatial technology and a common gps homing system that is all that a Nigerian airforce needs to know besides the contours of the land but it is too much for you too grasp. Very soon you will tell the same Nigerian intelligence that had two ships under their command sail from china and america cannot figure out how to fly a minature plane across three states unless oyinbo is holding their hand you are doing their job welldone. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Are James says:

        Oh yes, religion or power politics caused the war but poverty is fuelling it and you cannot solve it without tackling poverty. Every intelligent person has said so, it is only sectionalky minded people who think otherwise without even pursuing the thought processes to the end. If the war was not being exacerbated by poverty, then all the money we are spending fighting it is going down the drain and the war should be ended immediately. The reason we are fighting is because we can beat them down and de-radicalize the youth and give them skills, if what we are fighting is a 100% religious war then we are on an impossible mission. So the whole premise is youths who have no hope for the future are feeding an evil core of a few terrorist leaders.

        I do not accept your information that only two platforms are being used for bombing in this war and that no foreign pilots are involved. Last two weeks we saw an almost state of the art UCAV on the ground in Borno, did you include that in your two platforms only used for bombing. I don’t usually research things that are national security sensitive locally so I am not going on a dangerous wild goose chase outside the approved sources, phones, books and internet.
        I do know though that our beloved NAF pilots have been through 4 F7NI jets and 4 Alpha jets in four years, don’t blame them for it but rightfully, authorities have seen it fit to use PMCs to provide some advanced training including night fighting and precision weaponry to the guys , let us admit it and move on.

        On the UAV pilots, you are not informed enough. UAV pilots are actually aircraft pilots who have been fully trained on real aircraft before being additionally trained on UAVs. Why that sounds to you as easy as p laying video games is still a surprise to me. Is it reading telemetry data about the aircraft condition that is easy, or remote weather monitoring, or making sure you are within C2 range, is it controlling the surveillance equipment remotely, or having a sense of the aerodynamics of the aircraft you are flying, what of weapon delivery – a guided aircraft firing a guided missile…Very easy abi?. …especially because we are Nigerians.

  31. Omonon says:

    Nigeria Cautions Diplomats Against Intrusion In Internal Affairs

    https://www.tell.ng/nigeria-cautions-diplomats-intrusion-internal-affairs/

  32. Augustine says:

    Igirigi LAV is a good deal for Nigeria. I think after testing it in battle, NA has settled for it. However, limited production capacity is a big problem in this emergency and urgency, war is already here !

    With the issue of $1 Billion war fund declared still available in full, just about to be spent, I wish to make only one simple appeal and suggestion to FG and NA on this money :

    Nigerian army needs the capacity for today and tomorrow against Boko Haram and any such future COIN wars, several thousand units of Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) with the following specifications for challenging combat situations to match the firepower, flexibility, ruggedness, mobility and speed of modern day terrorists and insurgents battlefield tactics. For a start, a first batch of 1,000 units will be very great help to soldiers fighting capacity, it will be like the ‘Humvee’ force of Nigeria’s COIN war.

    1,000 units of whatever LAV meets these 20 vital specifications, I don’t really care if it is Igirigi, INKAS, Otokar Cobra, Proforce Leopard or any choice the Army will honestly, transparently and sincerely decide to procure in defense of our terror besieged fatherland Nigeria :

    1. Price maximum $ 250,000 per unit, as fully armed and full options/features included
    2. Road top speed up to 110 km/h
    3. Fully tropicalized for hot climates up to 55 degrees temperature
    4. Reliable and easy to maintain engine
    5.Low cost of operation and good fuel economy
    6. Drive-train, powerful off-road all terrain 4×4 wheel drive
    7. Travel operational range up to 600 km
    8. Run flat tyres and Infra-red head lamps
    9. Good water fording ability as standard, plus workshop convertibility to full amphibious mode
    10. Smoke screen discharger canisters
    11. Cage armour protection against RPG
    12. Troops up to 4 to 6 combat soldiers in rear cabin, depending on turret weapon size
    13. Convertibility to medical evacuation/ambulance
    14. Convertibility for logistics/general cargo transport, ammunition/ordnance re-supply
    15. Convertibility to field communications, signals, tactical command and control room
    16. Ballistic protection all round against infantry rifles, light machine guns, hand grenades, artillery shell shrapnel, and anti-personnel land mines/IEDs.
    17. Night vision for driver, commander and gunner, plus Electro-Optical day/night main gun or main weapon targeting sights
    18. Side and rear firing gun ports
    19. Air-conditioning/cooling/climate control
    20. Armament variants :

    Main turret weapon options
    (All these variants must be available, but in required numbers of each type of armament)
    = Twin 14.5 mm ZPU-2 long range heavy machine guns
    = Twin 23 mm ZSU-2 cannon
    = Automatic Grenade Launcher 40 mm
    = 4 Barrel Mini-Gun/Gatling Gun
    = Anti-Tank Guided Missile

    Complementary weapons options
    = Side/Rear ports Infantry rifles
    = Side/Rear ports Light Machine Guns/GPMG
    = Side/Rear ports Infantry Multiple Grenade Launchers

    No mentally/physically normal army unit equipped with these vehicle variants in the right numbers and mixture of variants plus adequate supply of fuel, food, water, communication and ammunition will be defeated by Boko Haram in battle. I can guarantee you this.

    Your excellencies Mr. President Jonathan and Vice-President, Mr. Senate President, Mr. Speaker Of House, Minister For Defense, National Security Adviser, Chief Of Army Staff, a first batch of just 1,000 units of this Light Armoured Vehicle will be a game changer force to win this war for Nigeria and the total cost will be only about $ 250 million out of the billions of dollars we have on the table as our war chest.

    Thank you sirs. please save our nation, we have no other one, God bless you all.

  33. lachit says:

    @Augustine
    this is what i tried to point out with regard to Igirigi LAV on the previous post.
    but u have hit the bulls eye and elaborated it in a more detailed and convincing manner.
    my full suport to ur suggestions.
    way to go

  34. asorockweb says:

    The war against Boko Haram ends when the FG starts doing everything that is possible to win.

    Behind the scenes I am sure there are people still saying “don’t buy this, that will be over kill”

    Let’s do everything.

    We need hundreds of tanks and IFVs for our army
    We need at least 150 utility and attack helicopters
    We need at least 60 CAS platforms for the NAF
    We need 48 more advanced/multi-role platforms for the NAF

    It’s time to be a military power once again.

  35. asorockweb says:

    It is worrying that BH has the conventional capabilities to attempt an attack on the Gombe state capital.

    IF we are going to fight amongst our own cities, then precision munitions is a must.

    Happy cheers to the men that repulsed the attack; heroes of the day.

  36. jimmy says:

    http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/176861-nigerian-military-begins-massive-push-retake-boko-haram-held-territories.html
    Let the beginning of the END COMMENCE OGA BEEGS Do you have any information on either BRIG UDOH OR MAJ Gen Adeoshun?
    This is what i have on him Maj Gen Adeoshun, He well respected by the powers that be in the AHQ, as well AS men in the field, They picked him specially being the chief of LOGISTICS after going through three Maj Gens and one Brig Gen,Personally i hope this is the last GOC that is picked for the duration of the war.
    I do not have anything on BRIG UDOH anything anyone?

    • giles says:

      jst love does our new apc with does heavy guns

    • asorockweb says:

      This premium times article is pretty bad; most of the details are inaccurate.

      • jimmy says:

        ? T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • asorockweb says:

        “The operation, our sources said, is being personally led by L.O Adeosun, the General Officer Commanding of the Maiduguri-based 7th Battalion”

        Just an example

      • jimmy says:

        Maj Gen Adeoshun being the GOC of the 7 division NOT Battalion is personally Responsible for all tactical operations in the AOR this is factual however the typos/errors you have to understand go with the territory oga beegs pointed out this morning that a journalist wrote ” one of the recently acquired upgraded mordernised T-55 tanks was used in Sambisa,it is painful and sad to read what some of our journalists write, despite having unlimited access to the web, some still cannot distinguish between a T-55 and a T-72, some still write Maj Gen Minimah.let us face it some of them are just lazy ,and some are just bad. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  37. jimmy says:

    http://odili.net/news/source/2015/feb/13/820.html
    unrelated this is what happens when the un gets involved for those with ROSE COLORED GLASSES the US marines were disarmed , they were robbed of their coveted humvees and hurriedly left the country after spending billions to prop up a human rights violations, alcoholic of a leader.

    • sizzorkay says:

      Depends on which side of the story one wants to believe.
      According to the same Marines, their weapons were never confiscated, they destroyed them before leaving. Of course these folks also know how to cover their tracks, so not sure which version is the truth.

      • jimmy says:

        Trust me on one thing the Houthi Militia did not Escort American Soldiers to the Airport.The houthis have been bombed by both the Saudis and the Yemenis there is no love lost they realised holding American servicemen prisoner would become a liability for them,wisely they decided to let them leave the country and concentrate on soldifying power. My point is after spending billions propping a non democratic, alcoholic ravaged regime,they could not predict this outcome,it seems like they and other powers that be were caught napping right up until the houthis marched up to the presidential palace. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Are James says:

        Some people would say the Americans piped down for Iran in this instance because they need them in Iraq against ISIL. I am 50% convinced the Americans threw the Yemeni regime under the bus. This people run the world like a chess game.

  38. jimmy says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31469073
    I guess since their “master”has now told them that the NAF and the NA were responsible for repelling them from Gombe some of those SELF HATING Nigerians will have ( cough) choke on their Bile and report yet another sound defeat for Boko haram.

  39. Omonon says:

    Our women and youth can be target for pornography. Infact, it damges the psychology and prepares one for horrible and horendious acts like rape, violence, adultery, etc.
    If a society wants to cobe crime, it needs to fight vigorously against the menace of pornography and other simili crimes.

    If rape is considered a crime, why can’t immoral dressing be consider a such?????????

    Our streets are far becoming a dump ground for prostitutes. Watch out, we must resist the western presence on our land. PERIOD!!!

    Oga Williams says in one of the posts: My only problem is why the west wants to enter Nigeria badly……why do they want to destroy us……why do they want to implant their Satanism on us against our will? what do they want?

    They want to destroy our culture, loot our God given treasures and eventually ……… who knows, rape our women??? Teach our children our to disobey their parent………. and, and, and…….We must resist them, we must resist them.

    May God protect us.

    GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

    http://www.cultureoflifeafrica.com/2015/02/the-shadows-of-shades-of-grey-in-africa.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CultureOfLifeAfrica+%28Culture+of+Life+Africa%29

    • sizzorkay says:

      How is this related to our war effort? haha. Besides, those Naija girls doing prostitution in Italy, did the west force them to it?
      We need to stop blaming them, Some Africans have inferiority complex issue, by that i meant how come we worship anything made in America while our own products are reduced to junk status?
      How come up until now, we don’t have universities that work on translating every English word into Yoruba, Hausa and Ibo and in turn teach our children these words in school? What do you call a Computer or Cell phone in Yoruba Language? And I’m not talking about slang words. I have no clue.
      But the Japanese or Chinese sure have a word for such, so do the Germans, French, e,t,c. in their own dialect.
      Instead we rely on others and simply follow their lead, instead of working on doing things ourselves.
      The West know how to sell their life style and culture, and some of our people swallow it whole. A while back, weren’t there some Nigerian officials getting paid in dollars, right there inside Nigeria, that on its own should be a crime, Something wrong with paying our civil servants in Naira?
      I don’t blame the West, its some Africans lacking believe in themselves.
      I live in New York, and many times I’ve given free accommodation to white Americans that have no money or place to live, as you can see, this here, is nothing but a house of cards built on debt. We need to believe in ourselves and build an internal Economy that doesn’t rely on dictates of the outside world.

      • Omonon says:

        Oga sizzorkay says:
        How is this related to our war effort?

        I want to believe that he was reffering to my post above.

        Please bros, can you tell me then what our war efforts consitsts in/of??????????????

        In any case, I do sincerely think that in substance, your contribution is most valid. I am not the type who write off other people’s contributions, for every contribution has its own benefits on those who reads them.

        Before God and Man, i confess that BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG is doing a great job for you and I. This blog has just started, and it must effect a desirable changed in this our Nigerian society, be it politically, economically, morally etc.

        I think that our war effort cannot be un hooked from Anthropology, since MAN is involved. A correct Anthropology is the bases for Ethics. A sound Ethics is the bases for Politics, Education, Economy and other related practical sciences.

        I am the least Knowledgable in the Military field, so i ask, where do we place DEFENCE.?

        I believe that Defence as a study is a practical science and it cannot be totally un hooked from Ethics too.

        We do not have any thing against an individual westerners, but our battle is against a certain mentality which tend to present the west as impeccable and superior to you and I. This is un acceptable. The west are very strong in propagating their ideological stance, and even force it on the throat of poor countries like Africa, and NIGERIA in particular.

        Descipline, moral, punctuality to duty, responsility, etc. ought to be part of defence. I did watched the video on the Nigerian Defence Acedemy, and it was superb. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqwpEjuAqg8

        May be my post had bad timing, but then a post is not objectively useless simply because it is not appealing to our limited mind.

        GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

    • beegeagle says:

      It is safe to say that Nigeria is under a global media siege, even as all the govts since 1999 have comprehensively failed the military.

      We have to invest a minimum of US$3.5 billion on procurement between now and 2020 if all these embarrassing narratives are to be rendered hollow.

      The judgement of God awaits all those who played any role in bringing the country and her military to this low ebb. God grant us leaders who have spines.

      Meanwhile, I cannot but note that the writer, David Blair, is trying to present the servile template which has Chad playing proxy to France as one which should be emulated by Nigeria.

      • sizzorkay says:

        I stopped reading such articles a while ago, I read this one now simply because you posted it, and i regret doing it, its irritating to read. I mean, look at what Nigeria has been reduced to in the media. Really sad and upsetting.

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Hmm! That article says we have only 62000 soldiers.

      • Rdokoye says:

        That report was littered with inaccuracies, as it is with Western Media reports, the emphasis is more on painting a picture; facts are irrelevant, especially when you’re writing to an audience that doesn’t even know people drive cars in Africa.

      • ozed says:

        Sorry its me again (sounding like a broken record).

        Are you absolutely sure how many soldiers we have? When last did we count? When FG implemented a new automated salary system for all parastatals and asked the military to submit to a bio metric staff audit, dem gree? This exercise uncovered over 45,000 ghost workers in just 215 MDAs out of the over 700 MDAs under the FG. Who knows how many we would have seen in the military if it was conducted.

        These things seem mundane, but it is this sort of lack of progressive thinking that holds the military down in all facets of its operations be it study and timely adoption of new equipment, update of tactics, promotion of local equipment manufacture etc. the list is endless.

        We need to be more open minded and progressive in the way we run our affairs in the military!

      • Augustine says:

        Oga ozed, people on this blog have read you repeating the same story, it’s shock, worry, sadness, and pain that made many of us keep quiet about it, but now I will let you that we all wish we have a correct answer….how many soldiers does Nigerian army truly have?

        NSA said in London few weeks ago that the number is 62,000 troops.

        The 130,000 NA regular troops on Wikipedia and the magical 30,000 soldier reserve force, all be like say na wash, na real wash until COAS confirms it with proof of biometric ID per head of personnel, until then, the situation of this war looks like about half of our full army strength is in NE zone….about 30,000 men in the ‘frontline states’ of Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Adamawa.

        Maybe that’s why we cannot raise the number beyond that level. The remaining 32,000 soldiers are spread thinly across the other ‘peaceful’ 32 states and Abuja.

        Ah, wahala dey o ! Boys plenty for naija o ! ready to fight war for the fatherland.

      • igbi says:

        befor leaving, @augustine, I don’t recall the NSA saying that the number of soldiers in the Nigerian army was 62000. If you have proof (video proof, since the video of the meeting exists) then please provide. Tell us when the NSA said that on the video. I remember the former COAS, General Ihejirika stating that the Nigerian army had 100000 soldiers and that the ideal number would be 150000 soldiers and that the recrutement was being increased to meet that number. So @augustine you have got it wrong.

  40. asorockweb says:

    Two #BokoHaram camps in the Balmo forest have been destroyed with a good haul of a number of arms.
    https://twitter.com/DonKlericuzio/

    • Are James says:

      This guy. Some PMC working with DHQ is giving him real time info. So also are some of his colleagues in Iraq, Syria and Eastern Europe.

      • asorockweb says:

        Not is this case.
        This info was supplied by a local guy.
        If you click on the tweet, you will see the source.

      • jimmy says:

        Trust me he won’t believe you that this info came from a local guy it can’t be he…….wait. for it is Nigerian. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  41. Julius says:

    Noticed something today . Some guy on Twitter was reaching out to general olukolade and after a while they asked him to Dm to the Twitter handle .
    Was something about military plans before advancing towards enemy formation .
    Point is maybe if selected members here really disturb that Twitter handle they might listen to the suggestions we give them and we refer them back to the blog ..
    Just a thought.

  42. ugobassey says:

    @ Oga Jimmy, much respects sir but leave Oga James alone. His comments are as insightful as yours and not all criticisms are destructive. Say your piece (which I love to read) and respect his.

    • igbi says:

      I sincerly beg to defer on this one. Telling negative lies like james does is in no way insightful.

    • jimmy says:

      Oga ugo,much respect for your comments and I really mean it just so you know this is the second I am writing this.Hisis not constructive critisim his is denigrating.I am sure just like me you have friends and family fighting in harms way yet he cannot upon pain of impalement see anything good about what are men and women are doing.The masturbation that he writes about the pmc is what I am calling him out about,he got the week of the offensive wrong and he just flat out sometimes writes stuff based on speculation which he should then qualify.He will not because anything that puts Nigeria in a bad light makes him feel good.Nigerian Soldiers are fighting as we speak on multiple fronts re read his blogs from SAAF pilots to Egyptian pilots who are having a hard time in both Libya and the Sinai will now be fighting for us! Thank you for your concern much respect. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Are James says:

        Stop the sentimentality my friend it costs lives. Do you have evidence there are no PMCs on ground?…if they are on ground then what are they doing?, field medical. All this silly idea about when you getva few facts wrong that makes your point invalid is just stupid nigerian reasoning.
        What I merely said was that there was an added positive tone of assurance in the president’s latest promise about the sux weeks that points to having all requirements ;men, materials.and technology in place to achieve that. That assurance is wholistic and goes beyond the NAF and NA who dont know jack about precision strike and have alsobdisappointed him on even low tech engagements up to twenty times in the last four years. Now if you want to commit suicide over that one feel free.
        I am sure PMCs are the ones delivering that assurance soil wait for obituaries tomorrow. Meanwhile maybe you should also share out some of your anger to the NSA and CoAS as well who have also expressed disappointment with NA/NAF.

      • igbi says:

        It is funny that the same guy (@arejames) would say something like “pmcs are on the ground” and then instead of providing proof, he will ask others to prove him wrong. So now that is the level ! A guy cooks up a story in his head and then tells people to disprove him or call it truth. That is the best way to make people waste their time, and especially when the same guy has been proven wrong on almost all he has taken as facts so far. The feeling an intelligent reader has is that of wasting his time. A guy who thinks that cooking up a story is a good way to “investigate”.

      • igbi says:

        it is easier to take a picture of a pmc than to take a picture of the fact that there is no pmc. But the same guy (@arejames) claiming pmcs are on the ground is the one calling for the rest to provide the contrary picture. I have done my time here anyway. An other pragmatic and positif thinker leaves the blog. Salute to the Nigerian flag.

      • Are James says:

        You are a mathematician so you know some physics.
        Please @Igbi, I want you to show me evidence of the following fundamental particles; fermions,
        bosons.
        Let us reason like people who went to school and top deceiving ourselves. Cowardice is a terrible thing. A mother calls her teenage daughter and asks correctly why she has started romantic liaisons without the living her parents and everybody is astounded as to how she found out.
        I do not have evidence to prove my assertion that PMCs are on ground in terms of flesh and blood sighting or a picture of them but if that is what I need to suggest that they are on ground then the whole premise of having a defsec blog is blown away. It means we are just joking here then, …..jerking each other around. No government agency gives us information but we deduce with some measure of accuracy, intelligence agencies do that as well …and then physicists can deduce fundamental particles by showing that their not being their would be against fundamental laws or even illogical.
        I can deduce that the PMCs are around because NAF has debutted capabilities that were not existing some months ago., I know those capabilities could not have come from the so called pilots trained in Russia because those Russian platforms are not here as well and I also know some of those capabilities came before the upgraded Alpha jets were delivered. I am also deducing that based on normal risk management practice, with the presidential assurances around a date, those upgraded Alpha jets could still have come with PMC s to provide the fast track on the job training (OJT) to our pilots especially those platforms being double crewed.

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga Are James, don’t you think it is wrong to describe anything as “stupid nigerian reasoning?”
        Firstly, “Nigerian” is begun with a small letter, even worse, it is preceded by the word “stupid.”

        Which way Nigeria?

  43. Augustine says:

    My ogas, we are all under pressure, lets calm down and see caution or good advice among ourselves as needful many times. Nigeria’s complicated and painful matter can make two identical twins to nearly behead each other in argument, Naija matters are always hot like dry pepper super-heated by burning fire.

    • Are James says:

      This man’s problem is that he is devastated by Chad and Niger fighting our wars for us and the consequences coming from that which is BAD PUBLICITY. The people who took the decision are his sponsors and instead of managing up boldly and telling them they fucked up he is here attacking me for saying the truth about PMCs being active. These are very insincere commentators,they are not here for flag and country they are here for sectional interests and they like to pamper people in proportion to the medals pinned to their chests. if you are really a patriot and you say you love your country and there is still something for you to cheer in this current situation then big wahala dey.

      • jimmy says:

        I personally called for the Cds to be fired two years ago when he could not get along with his counterpart Gen Ihejirika when they did not get along. Oga doziex predicted the Chad scenario and I pointed out to the fact that Nigerian soldiers were frustrated and tired of Killing both chads and Nigeriens so I do not in any way get your point. I have repeatedly used the analogy of the big ugly toad that if we do not secure our borders others will secure it for us. Unlike you who view things through a myopic the west can do no wrong it is all Nigeria’s fault I view all four countries who harbored and provided shelther and enclaves along the A4 corridor and the lake chad basin as equally culpable. One of the reasons why the us did not defeat the Taliban is because pakistani interests have provided safe havens for them.Nigeria has to sit, eat, and sleep with the devils called Cameroon ,Niger, and Chad who incidentally despite all their aerial assets were attacked this week and will be attacked again next week so what is your problem. Nigeria needs to rearm principally the NA and the NAF and eventually reorient their way of strategic thinking from a western way of alliance that has offered nothing except pontificating words. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

      • Henry says:

        @Arejames, I don’t know what proof you claim to be saying. Other than post clueless negativity, you cannot claim to making any other contribution.

        Secondly, you should also have some common sense. Chad and Niger aren’t fighting our wars for us. Chad, Niger and Nigeria have always been part of the MNJTF, a task force formed over a decade (over 10 years ago).

        Chad and Niger only pulled out of Baga 2 days before the base was attacked and subsequently over-run by insurgents.

        So please, Apply some common sense.

  44. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Oga KKK, the conversion to the SU25 for Iraqi /Iranian F7 rated pilots with low experience to take on ISIS was done in 30hrs flight hours for SU25 type rating, the aircraft is a simple to operate, for experienced pilots, they are basically acquiring the technical parameters of the platform. that is basically to aviate, navigate and operate the delivery systems.The NE scenario is not considered a hot environment for the’ flying tank\, the fighter pilots should be operational up to a certain level tasking to carry out ground attacks in day time in 2 months, unfamiliar systems such as Night vision system and night attack qualifications should come much later ,needs more getting used to, as it is a big departure from Visual flights and |seat of pants stuff”. the A Jet-pilots already know what they want to achieve it is a matter of knowing the handling characteristics of the new platform in order to deliver. care must be taken not to lose any platforms to avoidable attrition. however the operational area has a very active non- guided AA (guns, not manpads), most sorties should be a low threat learning / training environment. ordinance delivery is the basic skill of a combat pilot.
    in the matters of the SU33/27 , which are air superiority fighters, the learning process is a lot longer, because it is meant to be engaging an equally potent adversary, he need to be able to go head on against another pilot of unknown experience. operate a number offensive systems which his opponent would be trained to counter, the mental state of this class of pilots is different to the strike guys, he is more like a champion boxer going into the ring, he must kill or be killed, that is utmost confidence in his capability and aircraft, through long man /machine interaction and integration. You climb into the aircraft strap it to your self and become one, just like a jousting knight.. it is very personal. ( some Air forces pilots learn the name of pilots they shoot down and all his family details to the chalk him up as a “Kill” on the aircraft and squadron records taught and learned by heart by all new intakes). the fighter SU33 pilot would need at least 100hrs flight training for experienced fighter pilots plus lots of technical ground school to be basically type rated in 3 -6 months and then years of constant flying and operational tactics training in simulators and live engagements for about a year to really claim air superiority able to successfully engage an intruder in your airspace ( of cause the aircraft capability, armament BVR, etc could be decisive and make up for less experience), most air engagements are very violent and over in seconds. transition from sub sonic combat to living at over mach 1 is quite a sharp curve and needs some taking used too, unlike the pocket rocket designs ( F7, Mig21, etc) , this aircraft are able to slide into a number of operating regimes for design advantages and optimum combat maneuverability
    The use of the armed drone needs to be mastered, the drone is not a core ground support asset, it is a area of competence is as an armed surveillance asset capable of combat interdiction and surgical strikes. it design emphasizes long loiter time and sleath. That is in our case it should be on it;s own before an BH attack, it should be able to carryout unmanned CAP around envisaged BH staging areas based on intelligence provided by our ATRs. and carry out attacks on very high value targets ( the Command Vehicle, Fueling points for the technicals, the principal commanders ( a trend should be established as to the time the main commanders show up to make videos at new occupied towns, there should now have been enough intell on the fuel source by analysing the samples of fuel as found in captured trucks, are they from drums or proper underground storage in fueling stations in occupied territory) The fuel found in a variety of ground assets, technicals and especially the armor which are driven without low loaders to their objectives should give the range of their staging points from which they run a bliz / dash to surprise and engage their objectives,. The drones second prime environment is to establish the route of retreat of the fleeing insurgents and set up surgical ambushes at identified bottle neck spots, ( destroying the lead vehicles at a bridge to trap / hold up the escaping BH cardes, limited use of the Drones should be done during an on going active engagement in a hot area, because of the limited ordnance on the system ( 3 x Missiles) , in exception of identified high value target that can change the tide of the ongoing combat, such as a command vehicle or prime and decisive asset of . BH. the primary duties of the drone should be to give accurate battle field intelligence to field commanders. while waiting to continue the hunt after disengagements by the BH, since we have limited numbers of UAVs , they should be sequenced to utilize their endurance to a optimum by doing a relay type handover. They should rule the night being NVG optical /termal sensor. there are more advanced sensors such as the hyperspectral and multispectral sensors which can give an accurate map of Sambisa forest, in 3D , what is on the ground, what is under round and would identify buried IEDS, Caves with images of who is in them, this systems are capable of identifying in a forest reserve the amount of trees that are affected by a certain species of parasites/beetle or accurate enough to tell the difference of minerals under the ground between tin and gold.. this capacity is available in the Remote sensing sector and the regional training center for this aerial survey capability established by the UN is in Ife , where all African aerial RS experts are trained on behalf of the UN ,

    • Obix says:

      Oga Capt Tobias Wilcock, kindly note that the Iraqis were flying the SU25s before the gulf war 1 and 2. So, the bird is not new to them. Possibly some of those pilots are still very much available.

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        I totally concur to your point Sir, there most be some latent familiarity, the Iraqis were operating the type, and actually owned some of the transferred aircraft that were flown and left in Iran to avoid destruction during the Gulf War 2 , however the lead guys were from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Air Force ( IRGCAF) who carried out the initial Air Strikes, before handing over to the new Iraqi Pilots. Also in agreement with you, a number of the fielded aircraft were SU25UBKM ( two seater / training Model), they might have fielded crew with combined experience.. Thanks for the observation.

      • Obix says:

        You are welcome, my capt.

  45. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Sorry typo meant 2 x Missles

  46. beegeagle says:

    I think David Blair of the Telegraph just keyed into the CIA Factbook with all its glaring inconsistemcies. Either that or the man is alluding to the rest being ‘ghost soldiers’

    Sometime in 2010 whilst speaking on NTA News during the commissioning of Shehu Yar’Adua Barracks in Abuja, outgone COAS Lt Gen Dambazau stated that he had ‘a little over 90,000 soldiers, about 12,000 naval personnel and a little of 13,000 airforce personnel’ as of the time of his appointment to that high command in August 2008.

    Later, yet another COAS made this call

    ARMY CHIEF CALLS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY’S MANPOWER STRENGTH FROM 100,000 TO 150,000 MEN

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/chief-of-army-staff-calls-for-manpower-strength-to-be-increased-from-100000-to-150-000-soldiers-more-battalions-to-be-established-in-yobe-state-kafanchan-and-in-n-e-towns-of-azare-mubi-mountain/

    So I dunno but I am assuming that David Blair merely falls for the temptation which very few Westerners can avoid namely, either keying into stereotypes or listening to their own outdated records.

    Elsewhere, an Admiral also gave an idea of the manpower strength of the NN

    NIGERIAN NAVY HAS 15,000 OFFICERS AND MEN

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/nigerian-navy-has-15000-officers-and-men-foc-western-naval-command/

    THAT was also a FOC speaking. How these foreigners believe that they know better about our country, even for those who think that Mexico are America’s northern neighbours, continues to baffle not a few of us.

  47. beegeagle says:

    The MNJTF sprang from an initial Nigeria-only deployment at Baga wef 1994. The MNJTF took the place of that Nigeria-only force in 1998.

    http://www.thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2014/11/23/barbaric-boko-haram-slaughter-93-people-in-2-days/

  48. doziex says:

    Hehe he oga Jimmy can jump up and down all he wants,

    But as victor Hugo said nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

    While bloggers worked themselves over the necessity of consulting with foreign but private expertise, they left NA and nigeria vulnerable to insults from niger’s defense minister and frankly the world press.

    Folks here always tout the academic pedigree of NA’s officer class, but as the guest UK former military attaché told us a few days ago, that is not the kind of education that is useful in combat.

    So we need those literate in the field craft, we need “functional literacy”

    Its been said that nigerians are a very well educated people, but are functionally illiterate.

    You know, graduate thousands of engineers, but need the Chinese or Julius berger to build every thing.
    Folks graduating from computer science programs with no computer experience.

    So consulting PMCs for military help, is well within our national characteristics.

    A worthy nationalistic endeavor would be to study the Chinese, and mold the next generation to be more like them, but NOT pig headedly denying NA the assistance that it is clear to all it needs.

  49. doziex says:

    Oga henry, if you apply some intellectual honesty, you will agree that MNTF or whatever they call it is not worth the paper it’s written on.

    The true nature of nigerian francophone relations has always been hostile.

    The ecowas treaty was used to stabilize liberia and Sierra Leone.
    Whereas some francophone members of the so called treaty openly sabotaged nigeria’s efforts.

    As General Olukolade replied in anger to niger’s official insult to NA, he revealed the BH assisting, double dealing nature of our so called MNTF allies.

    Whether we like it or not they see themselves as bailing our incompetent asses out.
    And as long as they are liberating nigerian towns, and not merely securing their borders, they are right.
    And no treaty is big enough to hide behind.

  50. doziex says:

    Oga are james,

    Please for goodness sake, you don’t need advanced physics to prove whether PMCs are on the ground or not.

    As i said many a time on this blog, it’s only a matter of time.

    This conflict is simply tailor made for a PMC solution period.

    And the election is finally concentrating the minds of our leadership.

    So we can see them throwing everything thing on the wall, hoping for something to stick.

    Besides, why did south Africa’s defense minister threathen PMCs with jail time upon return.

    I simply don’t get the PMC anger on this blog. The worst has now happened.

    Instead of feeling too big to learn from ex SADF experts, we now have chad, cameroon and niger lecturing us on cowardice.

    • zachary999 says:

      PMC have been on ground since Q3 2014 under contract from the NSA.

      There was initial friction on who to take orders from.. Employer or Ground commander. This was resolved.

      The helicopter crash in Yola had some PMC on board, not the one that claimed the life of Grp Capt Akpan and the Ukrainian Co-pilot.

      The PMC are responsible for ISR and other combat related advisory as we speak. They also take to the air with their choppers and enter combat based on instructions of nigeria controller on board with them.

      What did you think the end user certificate for the procurement from SA was for ? Forget the politics…

      • rka says:

        Thanks for the info as the lack of it is the cause of most of the friction on this blog and is my main criticism of the war effort.

        A well orchestrated PR machine backed by daily press releases with photos/video clips removes any doubts and shames the ill-intentioned.

      • asorockweb says:

        PMCs have been on the ground since OBJ brought in MPRI, more than 14 years ago.

      • doziex says:

        Oga zachary999,

        This is music to my ears
        Because the scenarios you have painted is one of military advisory. Work, not just training on some remote base.

      • doziex says:

        FYI MPRI was paid by 10 million dollars by the Americans to teach NA human rights, and to reorient na for service under civil rule.

        They also assessed the serviceability of our equipment. Suggested we revamp the pay structure. And so on.

        There was no combat advisory work going on.

        Since the days of IBB, isreali PMCs have been in country Providing VIP security and several police and army training programmes.

        The PMC arguments. On this blog, was never about if they were present in nigeria, but about what functions they were performing.

        My advocacy was about the need for military advisers to reorient na and improve it’s combat quality.

        This embedded assistance/Mentorship relationships is what oga zacharry999 is describing.
        He clearly has inside information on the matter. He says the NSA contracted PMC ADVISERS circa q3 2014.

        So i know oga henry and oga asorockweb. Are now trying to confuse what our lengthy arguments were about.

        Common guys don’t try and muddy the waters or be disingenuous.

        Lets see what the combination of equipment and combat advisers can do for the conduct of this war .

        Had we put both things in place earlier, NA would have been the one conducting cross-border chases not the other way round.

  51. Are James says:

    @Henry
    I have read a few of your material on many media and even some uplifting pictures you posted about Nigerian armed forces at at wok. However what you just said about MNJTF has just proven to me that you are lacking the basic intellectual equipment to be commenting on a serious defence and security blog.
    DefSec commentary is not just about posting pictures and cheering troops. It is about critical analysis based on very few available facts and even deductions made in the absence of facts.

    Your comment about MNJTF is very irritating. It is what a 15year old boy scout will say just coming out of citizenship and leadership training. A bland regurgitation of official news available in newspapers and very amateurish and lacking in worldly wisdom and experience.
    So you actually think there is a MNJTF?.
    I have seen on a few occasions on TV middle aged generals from about six countries arraigned around a table, interpreting headphones clasped around their ears trying to wade through language barriers and blend their agenda – individual national agenda, colonial masters’ agenda, jealousy and so on and find a way to deal with Boko Haram.
    After every meeting they address the press with our CDS always looking excited, even animated, the Cameroonian representative looking bored and the other participants completely bland. A week after every meeting for many months, Boko Haram gained more territory and ravaged more towns. It was at a MNJTF meeting that Nigeria unilaterally ordered every other participating country to observe ceasefire and that Boko Haram was going to drop weapons and release girls. Nothing happened as a consequence but everybody took notice and too actions.
    They will not tell you this but I believe the ”half dead on arrival” MNJTF finallybdied that day in spirit. The Chadians, Nigeriens and Cameroonians are presently not taking any orders from any freaking MNJTF and they are also not communicating their success to the outside world via an MNJTF COMMUNICATION HUB. They are on missions of National self aggrandizement at our expense. Everybody is on their own and it is just the money we are throwing at them that even made them to cooperate in the first place. If you ask me what proof I have that Nigeria alone is bankrolling MNJTF, I will be reinforced in my belief that a lot of us making commentaries here should not be doing that…some of us should be working as bank tellers in UBA.

    Please if you are going to make analysis, do that properly and don’t throw official news at us that we can all read from newspapers. Don’t deceive yourself that other state actors in west africa are machines that were made for the actualization of Nigeria’s own agenda alone. Also be courageous enough to see the truth that Nigeria is currently not acquiring the hardware and doctrinal elements for its national defence, security and power projection and be ready to lay the blame where it should.

    • rugged7 says:

      You can make ur point without raining abuses on anyone.
      Why all this level of abuse of recent on this blog?
      What exactly is ur measure of someone with “..basic intellectual equipment to be commenting on a serious defence and security blog…”
      You guys need to calm down a bit.
      Life is too short to be blowing a fuse recurrently…
      God bless the Nigerian soldiers who bleed and die for the green and white…

      • Are James says:

        Fitting reply for some one who used words/phrases like ‘clueless negativity’ and ‘use your common sense’.

      • Henry says:

        Actually Arejames, you don’t have any. If you had any common sense, you won’t always post the negative garbage you are so fond of.

    • Henry says:

      @Arejames,

      Making deductions based on what you feel or don’t feel, do not equate to been facts.

      Making a comment based on what you claim to have seen on T.V, judging the emotional countenance of the various actors in the MNJTF proves nothing.

      Again, Your comment on Chad and Niger fighting wars for Nigeria proves once more, you are a nutter, who needs to spend more time doing research before spewing your supposed analysis.

      Gambarou and malamfotori are on the AOR of the MNJTF. The effectiveness of the force, which was created in 1994 is a different debate. Fact is, there is a force present, what you feel about the force is your opinion, not facts on the ground. In malamfotori, Nigerian fighter jets were extensively involved in Operations to liberate the area.

      On the 29th of January, Defence headquarters tweeted

      “RE, malamfotori is within the operational area covered by the multinational joint task force of which Chad has always been a part of”.

      Seconds later, they followed up with another tweet

      “The Nigerian Airforce has also been conducting air missions there for 2 days now. It is all part of the ongoing efforts against terrorism”.

      DHQ tweets were short and concise. It also reflects the comments i made.

      On January 19th, Gen. Chris Olukolade tweeted,

      ” Any operation that takes place in baga must have our input, and any Operations targeted at that area must key into our operations”.

      It is not my fault you cannot read, or probably you can read but you have problems understanding statements.

      Arejames, if you cannot present facts, or have chosen to ignore facts, and have decided to develop an imaginative perception of what your mind thinks facts are, keep your opinions to yourself.

      • Are James says:

        Get DHQ tweets and the MNJTF charter out of my face my friend.. I have access to all official news, government gazettes and everything everyone in uniform is tweeting, facebooking and instagramming. If those are the bases of facts to you then you have proven my ” boys scout ” appellation of your thought processes to be CORRECT.

      • Henry says:

        Arejames, let me reiterate, Keep your hollow opinions to yourself.

        You have all government gazettes/reports, but lack the basic comprehension to grasp what you read.

        Your inability to understand simple comments, is your difficulty.

  52. beegeagle says:

    @Camouflage1984.

    Two questions – why are there so many ignorant Americans and why are they so jealous of China? The commenters there sound more stupid, racist, brain-dead and uninformed than any other jingoists or ultranationalists in cyberspace.

    A ship which was sailed all the way from China is what they are talking about here? Same China which helped to make Pakistan nuclear-armed while Americans were hyping their CIA?

    http://www.m.liveleak.com/view?i=223_1423480714

    • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

      Our Honorable Shogun, Oga B Eagles, It is taught by their system that you move forward by pulling others down and also they love the international slot that allows the Dollar to reign without Gold reserve back up. It is a very institutionalized racial set up. World events as taught begins and ends in the lower 48 states plus others. ( Many cannot differentiate Niger from Nigeria, an woeful lot think that they actually meant Nigger not Niger)
      For them to come out with national intelligence estimates that we would break up, some people want it to happen. Yet Nigeria as sailed past such events, first was the ND events, we disappointed them, postponed election, no violence and BH being rounded up without their arms or over bearing influence.
      This commenters say the most inaccurate and hateful racist things about Nigerians, we must stay focused develop our own in house capabilities and move on. We are the last bastion of hope for Black Africans (even some do not know) and recolonization which is happening under a new name, Francophone Countries, whose Military must only buy arms and train with France, all other purchases must be approved by France, certain positions in Government must by held by French citizens, Cote D’ Ivorie pays rent to France for presidential palace and a lot of areas in Abidjan, which french claims it bought and built during colonial era, 40% of all foreign transactions by this countries are paid as administrative fees to France, F.Legion is present in Franco countries and do not interfere in matters as long as it is Africans killing each other, in exception of things like rubber and oil affecting French interests. It is all about the Benjamins, the Chinese are taking over and providing stuffs they trying to make out off reach to progressive Countries, after all would western manufacturers have allowed us to put our own national driven inputs into the manufacture of the Naval ships including local construction skills transfer.
      Once again, thanks a lot for this proudly Nigerian forum, I read through the news media and there is hardly any accurate news about this colossal, event taking place in NE, not to talk of game changing events, like made in Nigeria Igirigi and other achievements.

    • Oga Beeg i did not bother reading the comments. There are some stuff i avoid reading just to save myself from a bad day!

    • Henry says:

      Oga beegs, it is because of comments like that, I’ve consistently called for indigenization in our defence industry.

      The comments in that link are unfortunate.

  53. Augustine says:

    MNJTF has been there for almost 10 years and never solved any problem, Boko Haram has always had free ride across borders. MNJTF is NOT the messiah, itself will crumble under massive Boko Haram attack if the enemy focuses on them with full force.

    Few Chadian Bokos enter Nigeria by boat accross lake Chad and join Nigerian Boko vehicles, most Chadian Bokos circumvent the lake and drive Toyotas on ground through Northern Cameroon into Nigeria.

    Niger Republic Bokos cross into Nigeria in Toyotas. Cameroonian Bokos enter Nigeria in Toyotas.

    3 countries sources of invasion from dozens of land and water routes, if Nigeria’s borders with these 3 countries is not fenced/trenched/mined, it will be from Maitatsine riot to Sharia riot to Boko Haram war I to Boko Haram war II…..

    Houses without fence/wall, gate, doors and windows in a crime infested society will always be victims of thieves, burglars, armed robbers, and assassins. Simple logic.

    • Are James says:

      Channels TV News
      New combat aircraft inducted in Lagos.
      No complete picture sets but outlines of night capable choppers are showing.
      CAS Amosun also said some of the platforms were to support maritime security and Ops Pulp Shield

  54. beegeagle says:

    More damning stuff..the media siege on Nigeria is on. We need to fight back

    http://www.time.com/3702849/nigerias-army-boko-haram/

    • Kola Adekola says:

      Oga Beegaegle, it is not a coincidence that these reports seem to be multiplying just when Nigeria is gaining huge successes against boko haram. It looks desperate.
      A big tool has been snatched from them with the postponement of our elections.

  55. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Oga B- Eagle, I read the article, How come they too could not find the Girls with there own Drones, We must convert our anger into Battle field successes. Until the Lion learns to write, you would only read about the Hunter’s exploits ( Off cause in exception of your Beegeagle Forum). This talk of corruption without being able to be specific is stupid, what were the terms of the Israeli drone purchases and maintenances, If they look who is trying to cheat who. why was the transaction shut down, That example does not cut it. Same Media shows BH capturing loads of arms, yet says arms are not adequate. They are talking from all sides of the mouth and when people do that , there is an agenda and conspiracy on going. The truth is even if we finish the whole of BH in the next 24hrs, and it is not in line with their narrative, they would say something negative ( like the civilian cost was too much to justify the victory). We have to be like the tank commander, pull down the hatch covers and blast on.

    • sizzorkay says:

      About 600 Boko Haram Members Killed in Gombe And Monguno.

      • jimmy says:

        Thank you OGA SIZZORKAY
        @ OGA HENRY words fail me to explain my gratitude towards you as to what you have also deduced.
        @ OGA DOZIEX We are about the same age and have both IBO and Yoruba people in our family either by marriage or by blood, also we both have relatives who fought in S/L and Liberia and we both currently have relatives not a friend of a friend who are HEAVILY ENGAGED in the North East and if conditions , opportunity had been right we probably would of been Senior officers in the NA not both making money in the states. So I understand where you are coming from.
        PMC
        i understand your passion and frustration because it comes from a genuine place borne out of the love you have for Nigeria I did not dig my head in the sand about the PMC and if you think I did Baga changed EVERYTHING for me something went terribly wrong between Tactical operations, command and control and Military Intel , in that I will say this to you .You were Right and I was WRONG.And for the benefit of the naysayers they had enough weapons and equipment.
        We have been on opposite sides of the fence on some issues primarily around PMC and TACTICAL OPERATIONS but I have never read anywhere where you have gone out of your way to openly Denigrate Nigeria this is what I have against OGA AREJAMES
        Please for the sake of MY integrity please correct me if I AM WRONG IN Q4 2014 you were the FIRST not speculation to CONFIRM THAT not only does Nigeria have DRONES BUT EXTENSIVE TRAINING IS ON GOING.Please confirm, deny or call me an outright liar.
        OGA AREJAMES seems to think with no proof but speculation that Nigerians are incapable of flying these uavs it has to be oyinbo that has to do everything for us despite you telling us months ago, I am not jumping up and down i await your answer please do not yourself in the same boat with him he is in a different boat all by himself.

      • asorockweb says:

        Thanks Oga Sizzorkay.
        Would it be possible to include your sources?

      • Henry says:

        Oga Jimmy, the man/boy or what ever he is, seems to only seek to accord to the Nigerian military as much disrespect as he can phantom.

        If there is any progressive report posted on this blog, it is either he feels the military is incapable of achieving said progress or the engineers who built it are incapable of it.

        The dullard seems to think everyone is a failed engineer like he claims to be.

    • asorockweb says:

      The reliability of the source can’t be guaranteed.

      It came from a Facebook page that seems dedicated to campaigning for the presidential elections.

      • sizzorkay says:

        @Asorockweb, I put the link right there in the comment, that’s why i asked if its true or not, I have no clue, just thought i should share it and have it discussed, but also don’t have to promote Nairaland here, but that’s where i saw the thread and i posted the link up there as well, so that’s the source, whether true or false, i really don;t know.

      • asorockweb says:

        No problem. The link showed up after I wrote the comment, thanks.

  56. sizzorkay says:

    And it seems president Jonathan is in China.

  57. rka says:

    The Induction of new aircraft Are James indicated may have something to do with the Puma.

    First shot in opening sequence shows a Puma in the background but people crowded around so can’t see if it has had the SOCAT modification.

    http://www.channelstv.com/2015/02/15/air-force-set-to-step-up-air-strikes-on-insurgents/

  58. asorockweb says:

    NAF 565, a Super Puma

    Oga Beegs, is 565 one of our previously owned Pumas?
    If so, I believe it was either resuscitated or upgraded.

    The chief of the NAF kept talking about ammunition and testing the ammunition.

    It seems this helicopter will be used in the attack role.

  59. rugged7 says:

    Boko Haram: US reacts to Jonathan’s accusation, denies abandoning Nigeria

    http://dailypost.ng/2015/02/15/boko-haram-us-reacts-jonathans-accusation-denies-abandoning-nigeria/

    • Henry says:

      Probably the newspaper took President Jonathan’s comments out of context. I don’t think the President actually meant boots on the ground, there is a likelihood he was referring to excess defence article.

      • rugged7 says:

        Yeah, thought the same thing.
        Just read the transcripts…
        He was speaking “Nigerian english”
        Obviously taken out of context by the functional illiterate WSJ reporter

  60. jimmy says:

    OGA RKA/ AREJAMES
    You are both right, OGA BEEGS your Help is urgently needed, this is a puma in question it is painted in the desert CAMO SCHEME WHICH IS INSTRUCTIVE because prior to this the PUMAS we had were pointed in the DELTA Green/ Blue camo scheme, also when I paused it the number shown was NAF565 any info I do not know whether we have got to THE 560″S YET
    Speculation ALERT
    The CAS alluded to new weapons systems did he mean more aircraft or did he mean the SOCAT VERSION OF THE puma that oga beegs displayed last week?
    FELLAS help us out here, OGA XNUR is this a refurbished puma or something that was already in our inventory that underwent UPGRADES and better weaponry systems., i understand the need to “practice”
    Fellas i could dwell on the bad news that we are still practicing at this stage in this insurgency , I will not do that, i will however be optimistic about the fact that more than once alluded to the fact that Night time bombing / strafing / aerial operations are going to be routine.
    We are going to fight at night, in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening this how asymmetric warfare is fought the enemy must know when he goes to sleep that sleep will eternal.

    • Are James says:

      This is not a practice. This is calibration and testing. Meaning we have trained resources already. My layman viewpoint is they will put test IR emmitters on the ground that will mimic a spectrum of targets from a small child to a big building, detect it from say15000 feet with FLIR equipment, shoot precision munitions at them and measure the accuracy of delivery. Based on results they will make adjusments and try again incrementally until the weapon is accurate for the weather and other local conditions.

      • asorockweb says:

        Yes.

        If it’s calibration, that means that NAF bought the armament (open market or black market) and is now trying to get it to work with the aircraft.

        I will bet that NAF 565 is now fitted with 2 gun pods.
        I am thinking the IAR-330L configuration, and not SOCAT.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAR_330

  61. Yagazie says:

    nice one!

  62. rugged7 says:

    Can u imagine these animals in cameroon???
    After, they will be abusing and mocking Nigeria, meanwhile a brushfire is ongoing in their country.

    ChiefBisong Etahoben @ChiefBisongEta1 · 33m 33 minutes ago

    Police Inspector Abdulaye Fariku who helped 2500 BH obtain Cameroon national identity cards arrested in Maroua and transferred to Yaounde.

  63. jimmy says:

    http://www.naij.com/385337-jonathan-spends-valentine-day-with-soldiers-widows.html
    Well Done MR Presidential
    you have to show you care I know it is tough on this day for this action I will hold my tongue.

    • Are James says:

      This is very very commendable

      • sizzorkay says:

        You guys do realize this is election season? Did he spend Valentine’s day with them last year? Or the year before? Please, Politicians playing politics, let’s stay out of that.
        Especially seeing his vice president there with him, that screams political stunt loud and clear.
        Its like American lawmakers visiting tiny yogurt shops when election is close by, after that you will never see them there again. Its all a ploy.
        We need a leader, from either party that can move Nigeria forward, that’s all that matters to me at this point. Not photo ops

      • jimmy says:

        Regardless of the photo ops.We know he is a politician He should still go ,someone died. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  64. beegeagle says:

    NAF 565 and NAF 567

  65. Obix says:

    Channels TV just just showed an elaborate report on the new air assets. I believe i saw the Harbin Z-9 helicopter and the Pumas fitted with rocket pods.

  66. beegeagle says:

    Really? You saw a Harbin Z-9 with the trademark fenestron or was it a Gazelle which also featues a fenestron?

    Methinks it was Zachary999 who said this weekend that he saw Gazelle helics in Lagos? Could they have acquired pre-owned Gazelles via Eurocopter Romania or you are very sure it was the Harbin Z-9? Great!

    Can I get a screengrab of the airframes from you, Gen Obix?

    • Obix says:

      Oga Beag, after comparing the Gazelle and Harbin Z-9 with what i saw, i can now confirm it was the Gazelle! No mention of the numbers. The NAF 915 (C-130) was shown in the hanger, then 2 units of the C-130 shorter versions and 2 units of the Super Pumas ( №s 565 and 567) and one unit of the Gazelle were on display. The video is not yet out anywhere……..

      • Obix says:

        Here’s the video. Watch from 1:52 minutes !🙂

      • Obix says:

        You can as well see the NAF-917 Charlie in the hanger as well with another unidentified helicopter.

      • Henry says:

        Oga Obix thanks for posting the video. The un-identified Helicopter in the hangar seems to be a second gazelle helicopter.

        The Super-puma’s now have Rocket pods attached to them. Definitely means there must have been an up-grade of their systems.

        The Conditions of the basic C-130’s needs more clarification. We’ve always had those 2 C-130’s parked there, however it now seems like they have been resuscitated, again, clarification needed.

    • jimmy says:

      Oga beegs if we get the screen grab and it shows the Z9 or the Gazelle.I beg we need new thread. T-Mobile. America’s First Nationwide 4G Network

  67. beegeagle says:

    That is great, buddy.

    Wondering if the Gazelle was acquired from Israel after the Yankees botched the AH-1 hunt OR it came through either France or Romania

    • Henry says:

      Isn’t there going to be a “multi-polarity” of assets in the NAF? The gazelle is a good CAS helicopter, but, in my opinion they should instead be given to the Army. Our Army and Airforce already look like a logistical nightmare for maintenance crews, adding additional helicopter types to the NAF seems like the start of a bad dream.

      It wasn @Airsupport who spotted the gazelles in Lagos, not Zachary999.

  68. asorockweb says:

    The ChannelTV video on new NAF equipment courtesy of Oga Obix,

    To see the new armament for the Puma helicopters, start at 4:46

    It’s a new harness or stub wing that currently mounts a rocket pod. I assume that gun pods could also be mounted.
    NAF 565 does NOT have the harness fitted, but NAF 567 does. The entire weapon system seems removable and I assume that NAF 565 could easily be fitted with the same equipment. The same assumption goes for the gazelles.

    Are gazelles new to our inventory?

    • Are James says:

      Doubt those strap-ons are the real weapon systems..Possible they are small dummy PGMs for testing, training or calibration. They look too small to take out a even a small Boko technical.I imagine the live PGMs will have considerable mass and sizeable warheads.

      • asorockweb says:

        The rocket pods could be for training and calibration only.
        But technicals are just civilian vehicles, so even an exploding 12.7mm round could take it out; no need for rockets.

      • Are James says:

        Elbit systems who are probably doing this for us have been showing off miniature PGMs of such high accuracy that you dont need that much explosive force.
        I have a .pdf of it somewhere.
        Also a new guidance contraption STAR that you bolt around your old dumb rockets that steer them accurately to target.

    • asorockweb says:

      I believe this is the kind of harness that is attached to the super puma
      http://cfile2.uf.tistory.com/image/127A53335030B01C27128B

  69. Are James says:

    This is how we want our service chiefs acting and talking.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s