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  1. Are James says:

    Yep I was just going to post same . The one with the funny day/night vision thing may be a command vehicle model.

  2. cerberus 89 says:

    yeeee oh my goodness ,this monster carries two 23 mm cannons our ogas in d defence hq don vex oo , i pray that this btrs r bought in large quantities

  3. Are James says:

    Ukrainian beast.

  4. asorockweb says:

    Why BTR-94?
    Why not BTR-60 or BTR-80?

    • Are James says:

      First of I would say the rash of deals we have done so far on purely commercial basis was with Ukrainians so they are more likely to have offered the ‘-94. We really havent gotten much from Russia but we need a bigger picture to compare all the avaiable variants (almost 30 types in all) but BTR 94s have been ‘moving market’ recently on account of their modernity

  5. beegeagle says:

    Dang..this is obscene. When did we become so agile on the arms market? Thank GOD!!

  6. beegeagle says:

    I did say that the vehicle was an unfamiliar BTR. One is able to recognise our BTR-3 and BTR-4 IFVs at sight but this was a hard nut. It turns out that they are BTR-94s. My thinking is this. These are probably IFV variants.

    We did say elsewhere lately that we should consider making the BTR-80A our mainframe wheeled APC. The reason is simple. We are now familiar with BTR-series APCs/IFVs from Ukraine and Russia…upgraded BTR-70s, BTR-3s,.BTR-4s and now, BTR-94s. Gives us a fabulous chance for standardisation.

    Since the MOWAGs have been around for 35 years, our projections for a cheaply acquired, rugged and proven wheeled APC should be the BTR-80A.

  7. beegeagle says:

    Wow, so we finally woke up and are snapping up truly contemporary millennium-era systems all round?

  8. Augustine says:

    Has anyone notice that soldiers’ and newspapers complaints about no weapons has reduced drastically this year?

  9. Augustine says:

    Does shekau still think he can rule land inside Nigeria? We won’t even let him rule his own house, na kill we go kill am o !

    NA, NAF please abeg go get revenge for all your colleagues killed in battle by Boko Haram, for your friends in your regiments and wings, for their wives and children, for their aged parents who now bury their family breadwinners…..revenge Nigerian troops and pilots, time for sweet revenge….for the Chibok girls to who were made slaves in this 21st century and sold for $30 dollars per virgin…..revenge revenge….Nigerian military use all your weapons like swords thirsty for enemy blood….revenge !

  10. Colloid says:

    Wooowwwwww!!! Chai! NA, *in etisalat voice* “”NOW YOU ARE TALKING””. Really happy… (grab corn) chai!, we are re-arming at an alarming rate. …cheers…drink to it (unknownly drank hot water)… (speaking with sore throat)… Shekau III, Here NA comes.

  11. igbi says:

    Sorry for derailing, I have just spotted a boko-stupid propaganda which was obviously done in a studio and I can prove it.

  12. igbi says:

    Most of the boko stupid propaganda which I saw in twitter were in french.

  13. Hey Guys the Dragon is now Waking up, We willl devour Boko Haram we need to quickly snap up all availkable equipment because Phase 2 Fight will likely be at Sahel Region of Libya and its Desert Environs we should be thinking of More Attack Helos and all terrain IFVs too

  14. asorockweb says:

    I believe the APC is a BTR-80. The BTR-94 has a completely different turret.

  15. giles says:

    hope dey inducted upto 100+ of dis vehicles

  16. Tobey says:

    Oga beegs, I think this is a BTR-80..

  17. Saleh says:

    Lol this is gradual phase out of hilux and ford rangers in the frontline

  18. beegeagle says:


    ELSEWHERE AT February 2, 2015 at 6:45 am, BEEGEAGLE WROTE:



    For me, we should be looking to the BTR-80 APC for this purpose – variants armed with 14.5mm cannons. For one, they are widely available in Russia and the CIS states. We already operate modernised BTR-70s and new BTR-3s and BTR-4s. So familiarity with the systems and rapidity of deployment can be guaranteed. Ditto maintenance crews who will adapt quickly to the related vehicle. All BTRs will thus be fully interoperable.

    We have been shouting against the acquisition of hardware systems in unworkable numbers. That is why we want to move APCs from Konduga to MDGR and Hind attack helics from PHC to Yola. Gentlemen, we do not need that kind of drama. I am sure that we can grab an initial haul of 100 BTR-80s to deploy immediately to the combat zone, alongside fresh stocks of T72 tanks and BVP-M2 AIFVs.

    An initial haul of 100 units of BTR-80 APCs might not cost us more than US$35 million. With modernisation after this emergency, we can keep them in service until 2030-35.

  19. tbite says:

    Why are there so many variants…I might have a headache soon.

    Anyway good post…Oga Beeg and good Job NA

    • Augustine says:

      Oga tbite, I have raised this issue many times, but I pipe down now because we need every possible good equipment/weapon purchase to win this war and protect/defend Nigeria’s massive land mass for now and the next 5 years.

      This mish-mash mixture of mixed multitude types of equipment is the result you get from panic buying during war time. You should normally do your detailed selection process, evaluation, before buying carefully and patiently during peace time.

      After we win this war and crush Boko Haram beyond repair or resurrection, we need to clean up the poor standardization of equipment Nigerian military has been engrossed in, it is bad for maintenance, training, spare part and ammunition compatibility, storage, field repair, etc.


      It’s not the way to build a standard army. Look at some African powers using RATEL IFV/APC…..1,200 UNITS of the same vehicle and that’s all…..standardization in action, easy training for operator troops, easy maintenance, easy sharing of ammo/ordnance, easy resupply from armoury/ordnance depot to field of operation.

      One of the reasons Nigerian army runs out of ammunition on battlefield easily and don’t get resupply is too many types of dozens of weapons from different manufacturers using different types and calibre of ammunition/ordnance.

      We called for urgent new massive weapons/equipment procurement, so we cannot complain now.

      Thank you for the BTR-80 APC purchase, FG and NA, please mount 30mm cannon on them or 23mm x 2 cannon, also buy in very large numbers as there are 5,000 units of BTR-80 available around the world second hand cheap, the way to go sirs.

  20. beegeagle says:

    Check your email, Buchi. Thanks.

  21. beegeagle says:

    All BTR-series are fully interoperable if you ask me. OK by me. MOWAGs are not really tropicalised. They did well for ECOMOG but faltered in the desert heat of Darfur. I suggest we consign them entirely to operations in coastal areas where there are PSOs ongoing. They are 1980s vintage and are on their way out naturally.

    I actually think that it should be obvious that the focus on BTR-type APCs and IFVs is indicative of a move towards standardisation as older systems start falling due for retirement.

  22. Obix says:

    Some media houses confirm we got the BTR-94.

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