NEW ACQUISITIONS: A CZECH-MADE RM-70 122MM MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY

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174 Responses to NEW ACQUISITIONS: A CZECH-MADE RM-70 122MM MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY

  1. Are James says:

    This is vital for Gaza.

  2. freeegulf says:

    this is a good acquisition. a lot better than our old arsenal of MRLS. we had the opportunity to procure these weapons in the late 80s and mid 90s, but our penny pinching shortsighted leadership were living in their own little fantasy. the ongoing acquisition by the FG, yes forced by the BH crisis, is a bold move that will position the armed forces. well done FG, late but still better than excuses and timidity.

    on another note, the NA should seriously consider what to do with our obsolete tank fleet. after the completion of the conventional phase of the WoT, our armor fleet needs to be completely revamped. maybe refurbished and upgraded T72s should become the backbone of the armor corp. then we can progressively procure more formidable and brand new T90s or T-99s whichever the case.

    as for the old fleet, they should all be converted into several variants for both the armor and mechanized formations. engineering vehicles, SPAAG, heavy IFV, and so on. the heavy IFVs, will come real handy, especially for fighting in urban areas where speed is not as relevant as protection and firepower. the south africans and israelis can help with the IFV project.

    • Are James says:

      T 55s are not outdated for COIN. The preponderance of low intensity conflicts are changing the old paradigms of what obsolescence is. A less than $200k weapon upgrade and protection from RPGs for the T55 would make it extremely useful in a war against insurgents.

  3. freeegulf says:

    this is a good acquisition. a lot better than our old arsenal of MRLS. we had the opportunity to procure these weapons in the late 80s and mid 90s, but our penny pinching shortsighted leadership were living in their own little fantasy.
    the ongoing acquisition by the FG, yes forced by the BH crisis, is a bold move that will position the armed forces and maintain a military balance in our favor well done FG, late but still better than excuses and timidity.

    on another note, the NA should seriously consider what to do with our obsolete tank fleet. after the completion of this conventional phase of the WoT, our armor fleet needs to be completely revamped. maybe refurbished and upgraded T-72s should become the backbone of the armor corp. then we can progressively procure more formidable and brand new T90s or T-99s whichever the case.

    as for the old fleet, they should all be converted into several variants for both the armor and mechanized formations. engineering vehicles, SPAAG, heavy IFV, and so on.
    the heavy IFVs, will come real handy, especially for fighting in urban areas where speed is not as relevant as protection and firepower. the south africans and israelis can help with the IFV project. the ukrainians have their T-64 IFV project, the israelis the Namer, and also SA firms helped the jordanian conversion of their old MBTs. we can even approached the indians too, they have experience in this overhaul also. what we shouldnt do is allow this hardware to rust and be useless or start giving them out freely to some impoverish countries who are of no use to use strategically. no more wasted generosity. we have to think nigeria first.

    • asorockweb says:

      Well said.

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        Very good Idea sir, except this help, help bit, when would all the degrees and capabilities with amount to something. those people do not carry any brain bigger than Nigerian, rather ask the Igirigi and Proforce people who are people like us and professionals to form a think tank supported by military requisitioners who would provide the specifications and SOW to come up with modifications, instead of funding other Nations manufacturing industry, this is an opportunity to kick start ours, one peace returns and no attention is paid to our local innovation they would be forgotten, after all rude versions of the launchers were built in fuderies in Libya and Syria and used against a convectional army, I know we can do better than this, when we seize to practically believe in our nationals capabilty, those anyone not agree that if the local IVF manufacturers are told to revervse engineer and built a similar capability vechile like the Big Foot, that it cannot be done by Nigerians. Starting up a military industrial complex involves money and National will, is this not the same South Africans that we claimed to be stronger than. Nobody helps anybody. now is that time to start building ( don’t forget it was more of an in house conflict and we faced so much embargo and procurement problem, what do you think will happen if you have a serious conflict with our neighbors, South Africa faced a similar situation and that gave birth to the military industries we are running to, we too should do the same. We this help, help mind set, we should not even think of an external war.

    • lachit says:

      of all people the israeli can offer the best upgrade for the t55 look at the namer it is a beast it will stay relevent even for next 20 years.

      • sazulu says:

        I’m a bit wary of the Israelis…I can conveniently categorize them as a western nation because of the huge influence the Americans have over them. The recent blocking off sale of hardware to Nigeria by the Americans alludes to this. In my opinion, I think Egypt is a more viable option. Look at what they did to their fleet of T55s. The best part is they’ve extended their hand of friendship towards us. I also believe theirs will be the cheapest option. I’m of the opinion that our T55s should be converted to SPAAG role. Not an elaborate conversion like the Japs Type 87 or the British Marksman. What I have in mind is a twin AA gun turret mounted or an MRLS mounted.

      • lachit says:

        t55 mounted with twin aa guns is good only for ground fire role.
        in the anti aircraft role it is going to be useless against modern aircrafts.
        if egyptians provide a better deal sure go for it.
        but compared to israelis they are not so capable.

  4. beegeagle says:

    Can you see the Nigerian flag painted on the driver’s door?

  5. MC Usman says:

    This was the MBRL I saw two weeks ago along Gombe – Yola road, and for sure I counted 3 units been escorted. And the background of the picture is the 23 Armoured Brigade Tank Shade in Yola.

  6. giles says:

    nice, hope we acquired dem in sufficient quantities

  7. ozed says:

    Impressive. For a long time i guess our artillery doctrine did not appreciate the use of these monsters and we tended to go for tube artillery i.e. guns and mortars.

    This brings an element of unpredictability and the possibility of rapidly saturating a defined position before the enemy can take cover.

    Good move!

  8. beegeagle says:

    The truth is that we do not move in tandem with technological developments and do not acquire anything in dignifying numbers. That is why we make heavy work of what should be minor operations. Otherwise, the FG should have acquired at least 50 units of these as long ago as 2000AD – 18 units to form a Rocket Artillery Regiment and two units each to six armoured battalions and ten mechanised battalions.

    We really need to up our acquisition game. The sheer arrogance with which successive regimes have looked on while armies which operate on an eighth of the Nigerian defence budget have been snapping up 200 units of upgraded T72 tanks at a go and even brand new T90 tanks, simply beggars belief?

    International watchers of Africa’s defence landscape see this and sometimes, they even ask ME why Nigeria should be acquiring tanks in tens and half-dozens whereas Sudan would opt for a hundred and Ethiopia for two hundred units of the same tank? When they see such inexplicable stuff, the only thing which comes to mind is that we have embezzled the money in “corrupt” Nigeria. We are the ones who feed into the offensive narratives sometimes. Sometimes we really should do as the nations around us in Africa do

    • Henry says:

      Herein lies our problem. We don’t buy, we then don’t make investments to support our poor local industry…… when we do buy, we purchase, haphazardly and in numbers that seem like we are been forced to buy.

      It is a shameful state.

      • Henry says:

        I just have this airy feeling that Abuja would go back to business as usual when this insurgency is done.

      • rka says:

        The politicians Will probably say “We don beat dem. Why u want more tank and aroplane?
        😂

      • Henry says:

        Lol……… they would say “After all we get MIG-21 and T-55 tanks, Togo and Benin republic no get am”.

        Somehow our politicians seem to somehow always skip Algeria, Egypt and South-Africa in their comparisons.

        My hope at this point is we pen the JF-17 thunder deal as reported by Janes defence…….. i’m this desperate!

      • rka says:

        If that JF-17 deal falls through, walahi, I will disown them. Only a Sukhoi 27/30/35 deal can compensate.

        But, tech transfer is needed and only the JF-17 at the moment has that potential. I have been desperate for news for such a long time that my keyboard has nearly worn out with searches for news lol.

      • asorockweb says:

        True.
        To sustain a local defence industry, we need predictable acquisitions.

        I remember when OBJ wanted to increase the size of the police force. He intended to hire 40,000 cops in a couple of years.

        That meant 1000s of new rifles, but DICON’s production rate for assault rifles was only 500 per year. This obviously meant massive importation of assault rifles.

        *We need a federally-owned company that does defence acquisitions (with profits in mind.)
        *We need an ordinance command at DHQ level.
        *We need a “military readiness law” (if we had one, we wouldn’t be doing an audit in the middle of a conflict!)

      • Are James says:

        “We have F7 fighter-bombers in Makurdi and T 55 tanks, what do you want again?”.

    • Muhammad says:

      Over-invoicing is a big issue in an increasingly limited budgetary situation. We buy these toys at multiple what other (developing) countries buy them for, even with decent margins.

      From Air Marshall Alfa to what we see today in the disjointed and mismanaged procurement across multiple government agencies and offices….

    • sazulu says:

      I believe acquisitions and obsolescence of military hardware should be planned. If this is not done, we’ll be acquiring these equipment in piece meals and the quantities won’t be enough for us to harness their capabilities and effectiveness. Additionally, if our old equipment are not replaced properly. It will take us back to where we were before the insurgency. As long as we remain corrupt, then I’m sorry.

  9. joweezee says:

    these were the same 3 unit airlifted some month ago

  10. Oje says:

    Hehehe finally, I have searched the entire Internet sphere for a single photo of Nigeria’s rocket launchers, finally I can relax. Why can we just buy 50 or a hundred units this fire brigade approach culture will not serve our next interest on the long run.

  11. ozed says:

    Ogas Henry and rka your fears are very well founded.

    After-all as i outlined in my lament in one of the previous threads, the warnings have been there in plain sight of what has just befallen us be it in Liberia, Sierra Leone, at home here etc..

    If we did not learn and preempt the disaster before it befell us, why should we imagine things will be different now?
    Especially with the added excuse of low oil prices!!!

    I seriously hope we will learn, but my old head thinks it will be business as usual!!! To truly learn and apply our learnings in the last few years, we would need to deal with corruption, nepotism/favoritism, intellectual laziness, mediocrity (i.e. the absence of merit in decision making) etc. and unfortunately most of these issues have taken root very deeply in all our govt institutions from the Military to the Ministry of Defense, to the Finance ministry and all the way up to the corridors of power in the Presidency (Pls i did not say the President, so let no one infer that i am attempting to score any cheap political points).

    I think the solution is a nexus between us on this blog and the traditional press (maybe via twitter etc.), to constantly ring the bells of caution in the ears of our policy makers when the peaceful times return!!!

    • rka says:

      Oga Ozed, on a serious note when this COIN campaign is over, we will need to keep the pressure up on those in power. We must not let #NeveAagain be a footnote in history. We must push #UpArmNigeria. No laxing, no going back.

    • Henry says:

      Oga Ozed, you share completely my sentiments. I want to hope that things would get better, but the realities are like a distant light.

      I watched where the then acting minister of defence/information minister (labaran maku) make bold claims that the military placed orders for fighter jets, at the time, 2 years ago.

      Almost a year on, fighter jets, we have not. It’s very frustrating.

  12. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Very good Idea sir, except this help, help bit, when would all the degrees and capabilities with amount to something. those people do not carry any brain bigger than Nigerian, rather ask the Igirigi and Proforce people who are people like us and professionals to form a think tank supported by military requisitioners who would provide the specifications and SOW to come up with modifications, instead of funding other Nations manufacturing industry, this is an opportunity to kick start ours, one peace returns and no attention is paid to our local innovation they would be forgotten, after all rude versions of the launchers were built in fuderies in Libya and Syria and used against a convectional army, I know we can do better than this, when we seize to practically believe in our nationals capabilty, those anyone not agree that if the local IVF manufacturers are told to revervse engineer and built a similar capability vechile like the Big Foot, that it cannot be done by Nigerians. Starting up a military industrial complex involves money and National will, is this not the same South Africans that we claimed to be stronger than. Nobody helps anybody. now is that time to start building ( don’t forget it was more of an in house conflict and we faced so much embargo and procurement problem, what do you think will happen if you have a serious conflict with our neighbors, South Africa faced a similar situation and that gave birth to the military industries we are running to, we too should do the same. We this help, help mind set, we should not even think of an external war.
    Other sectors of the country are holding there own, the Military Industry should do the same, enough of admiring other peoples handwork, I want to see ours, anyway here is one of the reasons to be cheerful
    http://www.nigerianext.com/article/5-surprising-facts-about-nigerias-economy/091c495b7af6c0e0199b360fb5804bfc/?utm_source=FP&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=text&utm_campaign=nigerianext&utm_term=%2AEditors%20Picks

  13. Mubanks Mohammed says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/world/africa/nigerian-army-noticeably-absent-in-town-taken-from-boko-haram.html

    The Chadians continue to mouth off at our expense……

    How the mighty have fallen….

    • Are James says:

      Unfortunately upon reflection this story is not entirely wide off the mark . There is what we would like things to be and what they really are .

    • mcshegz says:

      Fallen? fallen where? with over half a trillion dollars in GDP, Nigeria is the shiznit Oga, we refuse to be deceived and mind warped by nytimes, the same corrupt organization that falsely laid claims to there been weapons of mass destruction in IRaq, leading to a war that claimed almost a million lives; this is the corrupt entity we believe? never that. We know some puppets and their puppet masters are claiming to be liberators now, even though when Nigeria was constantly seeking for them to plug their ends, they did nothing; this has never been a Nigerian problem, if it was, it would have its root in Nigeria, rather what we have is a cult with a stronghold on the nexus of Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria, this is an international problem, hence any one country hoping to claim victory is delusional. Until we #FenceNigerianBorders, i dare say demons will continue to prod our soft and porous borders. Until we have a physical and clear delineation of Nigeria, Nigeria, demographically will continue to contain more Chadians, Nigeriens, and Cameroonians. It is what it is. simultaneously, we must #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth.
      #VIctoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain
      Oga Mubanks Mohammed. I respect your hustle sir

    • Deway says:

      Oga Mubanks, like Are James pointed out, it is what it is. Never mind the Adam Nossitier guy just loves painting Nigeria in bad light. Never mind again that that’s just one town liberated by the Chadians and they mouth off to the Western press.That notwithstanding, its unspeakable that a country with a 120,000 strong army cannot muster the required logistics and will-power to ferry soldiers to take over that town after it was liberated by Chad. I understand that the army is advancing gradually, however, not all of 7 Division is engaged in the current battle and certainly not up to 50% of the army. Chad called us, we didn’t show up, are we going to blame Chad?

      • igbi says:

        Should we now be taking orders from chad ? What makes you think the village was really liberated ? Why are the chadians in such a haste to leave ? The chadians are famous for “liberating” the same village several times without ever losing the village. How that is logically possible, I don’t know. It seems to me that boko haram was using that village to stage attacks against niger and that that is why it is important to them that boko haram is no longer there. Nigeria has its own operations ongoing, why should Nigeria deviate from its mission and go and take orders from chad and niger ? They asked for authorization the go into damasak and deal with the boko haram terrorists there (in their own interest) then why are they now asking Nigerian soldiers to take over from them ? And occupy the village so that their own diffa would be secured. Nigeria hasn’t asked them to vacate the village, why are the nigerien and chadians so afraid to hold the village. After claiming the glory of liberating it, they don’t want to spill their own blood to defend that glory, it is Nigerians who have to go and do the hard fighting for the glory already claimed by the chadian and nigerien fools. By the way, gambaru which they claimed they liberated wasn’t actually liberated. Actually I don’t understand what they mean by “liberated”. Basically they just seem to go to a place in the village and then they claim victory while no mopping up took place.

      • mcshegz says:

        are we going to blame Chad? why not. Chad is to blame as much as Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon. Nigeria is to be praised as much as Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. The point is no one country can solve international problems like these, it takes all nations involved. Of course Nigeria will receive the greater proportion of the brunt, because in all aspects it is by far the biggest and the most economically viable. Hence, to the detractors and the neo-colonialists, the divide-and-rule tactic dictates that they heap all blames on Nigeria when things go south, but praise Nigeria’s neighbors when any victory is recorded. The aim is to continue to engender animosity between Nigeria and its neighbors, because as we all know, our dictator frenemies for neighbors always dare to dream bigger than their collective will power can physically muster, hence they can be bamboozled and cajoled into thinking they can play on the same league as a free and democratic Nigeria. We have to think outside the box, and not be confined into one shaped by biased narratives such as the one from nytimes; their motives are not purely to inform the public; believe it or not, they are part of a well orchestrated media attack on the Nigerian psyche. One only has to imagine the various ways they’ve tried to ridicule Nigeria as a nation, from mercenaries to “battle hardened Chadian soldiers” hahahahaha. If one’s mind isn’t well anchored on the fundamentals of this new type of war, one will be easily made prey to this machine of hate; To win this war, we must fight back, not just by continuing to #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeeth but by calling out the haters whenever they raise their ugly heads; we must continue to clobber; Truth be said, Nigeria needs a lot of work, which Nigerian doesn’t know that? preaching to the choir.
        Oga Deway. I respect your hustle sir.
        #VIctoryForNigeria
        #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
        #FenceNigerianBorders
        #NeverAgain

      • Deway says:

        McShegz and Igbi, I don hear una point. No wahala.

      • mcshegz says:

        hahahahahaha “battle hardened soldiers” are seemingly afraid to hold territory? hehehe. shebi dem sabi fight, that’s why they ran away from Mali with their tails between their legs, when they were bin plucked off in tens by bombers? Chad was part of the problem, it must be a part of the solution; hold your ground, Nigeria will come and relieve you when we are good and ready. Riding the tigers back isnt that comfortable anymore shey? good riddance.
        #VIctoryForNigeria
        #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
        #FenceNigerianBorders
        #NeverAgain

      • Deway says:

        This is really getting interesting. My colleague just walked into my office asking me why no single Nigerian soldier was in the town with the Chadians and Nigeriens. Well I just finished giving him a lecture of our glory seeking neighbors and explained to him that the Nigerian advance is gradual and we have liberated 42 towns (he looked kinda surprised, and asked again, who? I responded; the Nigerian troops, LOL!). Told him that our neighbors are only working at few border towns while NA is doing the bulk from inland, clearing towns and advancing towards the border. The international media has really done us a disservice. Even if I criticize my country on Beegeagles blog, I never bash them in front of ndiocha.

    • igbi says:

      What amazes me is how the chadians and nigerien would ask Nigeria for permission to enter a border village to fight against boko haram and then soonest they would start putting requests for Nigerian soldiers to “come and occupy” the village. There is something terribly wrong in this approach. Could someone remind the fools that Nigeria doesn’t follow orders from them ? What was the point of them entering the village in the first place ? Is it all just for glory hunting ? This fight is not a joke and these chadian and nigerien clowns seem to be joking around. Nigeria doesn’t need their help to liberate Nigerian territory, neither did Nigeria ask for their help. If all they want to do is enter and pull out then apart from distracting boko haram, I don’t see the strategical goal they are archieving. And the comments made need a reaction from Nigeria. And the chadians and I bet newyorktimes would not love this reaction.

  14. Sir Kay says:

    Perhaps we got more of this, because i posted identical picture of same system, weeks ago. the rear was covered in tarp at the time.

  15. rka says:

    Can anyone verify what new fighter planes this journalist is talking about?

    “From now on, let us look at the Nigerian Armed Forces with a new light in our eyes. The other day, I watched the Nigeria Air Force take delivery of some sexy looking, brand new military helicopters and fighter planes. Clad in full combat gear, the Chief Air Staff, Vice Admiral Adesola Amosu, walked up to the camera after demonstrating capabilities of the equipment, and said: “This is your Air Force at work for you”.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201503190663.html

  16. Triggah says:

    First ever photo. I was doubtful about NA ownership of this piece until now.

  17. Sir Kay says:

    http://www.punchng.com/news/soldiers-raid-boko-harams-kaduna-hideout-suspect-flee/

    I wonder what the security operatives were shooting at. I’m not a fan of Cops and soldiers firing into the air for no reason, that’s so not cool, stray bullets do kill.

    • colloid says:

      Abi nah. I think the plan is not good enough on the part of the security operatives. I believe the house should have been surrounded knowing fully that “emergency exist” may be used by the suspect(s). Their preparation is poor or poorly carried-out. There should have been a “blocking unit” not far from the house. If na tunnel dem use now, we go know say na tunnel but diz one na fence. Well, i believe they are on his trail.

      • Sir Kay says:

        haha, man, you just made me laugh lol. I know right, even a rookie officer knows they are supposed to block the front and rear of a house, in Nigeria youu hear about suspects jumping fence and running off lol. Oh well, it will get better lol

      • colloid says:

        There’s nothing funny na. They knew this “tactics” yet the suspect still escape. If some of them are at the rear of the building as you want me to believe then the suspect won’t have had a way of escape from their trap. Even if he tried escaping through the bogus fence, any officer at the rear would have spotted him and gun him down immediately. I just can’t fathom why he still escape if this tactics was employed. Best of luck to them to track him down.

  18. lachit says:

    why are my comments not appearing ????

  19. lachit says:

    Pinaka is a multi barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system used by the Indian Army. Pinaka integrates state-of-the-art technologies for delivering superior combat performance and can fire a salvo of 12
    HE rockets in 44 seconds, neutralizing a target area of 3.9 sq km.
    The system has a maximum range of 40 km for Mark-I and 65 km for mark-II.
    While RM 70 has range of 20km.

    Now work is being done on a 120km range rocket with a warhead of 250kg

    Nigeria can buy this system and ultimately go for TOT for in-house manufacture. Frankly Nigeria has to take the first step. They should send a delegation to India for opening up defence cooperation between the two countries. Recently for the first time Thailand which has been traditional buyer of Chinese defence products has approached India for defence manufacturing and development.

    • lachit says:

      also pinaka is very accurate thanks to Sigma 30 artillery navigation and pointing systems which were integrated into Pinaka by Tata Power SED and L&T.The Sigma 30 is based on the laser gyro land navigation technology. It was especially designed for high-precision firing of warhead rockets by artillery and rocket launchers.
      also Israel Military Industries teamed up with DRDO to implement its Trajectory Correction System (TCS) on the Pinaka, for further improvement of its CEP and it was successfully trialled and integrated to the system.
      The rockets can also be guided by GPS to improve their accuracy. A GPS wrap-around micro strip antenna has been developed by DRDO for this system to further enhance the CEP.

      • lachit says:


        i was getting bored so i created a hypothetical air defence scenario with one of NAFs main airfields ie MAKURDI AIR BASE using google map
        it has one main runway only therefore losing the runway to anti runway catering bombs is definately not a option.
        maybe in future an auxillary runway could be made parallel to the main runway with blast pens on it side to house the jets where they can be fulled and armed and take off directly from there with out the necessity of being towed out by tractors.
        also i could make out 1 aircraft pen surely but that could be 2 not sure.
        and they are not hardened therefore vurnerable to surprise attacks.

        SCENARIO ONE( WITHOUT THE ILLUSTRATED AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS).
        SURPRISE ATTACK WITHOUT WARNING
        enemy aircrafts are going to attack along the length of runway maybe on either ends.
        their first objective WILL BE to take out the runway with runway catering bombs to prevent air defence fighters from taking off.
        then another group will definately straff and bomb the air defence radar (i could not find any on the map).then they are going to target the logistic ,maintenance, fuel dumps and administrative buildings to prevent regrouping and mininise the chances of retaliatory air attacks.

      • lachit says:

        SCENARIO TWO (WITH THE ILLUSTRATED AIR DEFENCE SYSTEMS).
        SURPRISE ATTACK WITHOUT WARNING
        well the attacking enemy aircrafts are going to get a nasty surprise.
        units employed
        barak 8 4 units(eight cell launcher)
        pantsir sm 2 units
        ld 2000 2 units
        el/m 2084 MMR 1 unit

        EL/M 2084 multifunction radar with range of greater than 250km are going to detect them and track them.plus it can vector friendly fighters towards the enemy aircrafts.it has the capacity to track more than 1200 targets.
        now let us assume NAFs fighters of the base are on a mission far away.and the enemy takes this opportunity to disable the air field.
        outer line of defence by barak 8 with a range of 70 km and a active seeker. any aircraft not flying at tree top level and without a strong ECM equipments is going to light up like fireworks in the sky.
        assuming that some aircrafts did manage to evade the baraks they are going to run into pantsir-sm with its gun missile combination.
        any low flying aircraft is going to be shot down and if the enemy aircrafts try to get out of its engagement range by flying high it will fly staight into baraks engagement envelop and get blown up.
        now if the enemy is smart enough to fire PGMS AND RUNWAY CATERING BOMBS from stand off distance say 50- 100 km then the LD 2000 CIWS is going to shoot down the incomming munitions with its high rate of fire.i think it is around 7500 rpm.

        also any SEAD OR DEAD missions by the enemy is going to fail due to the overlaying fire coverage by the barak, pantsir and ld 2000.
        moreover the pantsir and ld 2000 can operate even on standalone mode even if by chance the primary radar is taken out of action and they are mobile and can chance locations frequently thus frustrating the enemy further.
        any pre-mission planning by the enemy is going to be useless.

        LOL i read bloggers here talking about chads 3 mig29s.
        if they ever run into this air defence group i can assure u that u guys are going to have lots of mig 29 parts to keep as souvenir in u r homes.

      • lachit says:

        BELOW IS A GOOGLE MAP SATELLITE PICTURE OF MAKURDI NAF AIR BASE
        click on it to view it clearly.
        it details placement of air defence units to cover possible air strikes by hypothetical enemy airplanes.

    • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

      Thank you sir, now we are talking

  20. beegeagle says:

    Doziex don market PMC finish, comot. Now arms dealers don appear🙂

    • Deway says:

      I think say na only me notice say person wan sell im market for hia, LOL

    • Henry says:

      @lachit, how is it you seem to know quite a lot about Nigeria?

      Have you been stalking us? LOL

      I’m genuinely amazed.

      • lachit says:

        if ur ever born in india u will know the answer
        here to stay alive u have to be very competitive
        whatever u do u even if it is for fun u got to be good at it.
        half baked effort will yield nothing.
        competition for education job is so tough that u will wish that u were dead.
        ever wonder why indians abroad are so successful.
        trying to go abroad lets see…….
        anyway i had met a nigeria girl while i was in delhi. she was from lagos or lageos i forgot the proper name. we were good friends. she was majoring in social sciences in DU .man she was huge physically.i use to wonder if she ever got mad at me she could do some real damage to me.and i told her so and she just laughs and tells that she will drag me to nigeria .and i was sure she could do that.
        she used to love going to temples said that she found it very fascinating nobody telling u what is right what is wrong just do what is right.i kind of miss her

        and do u realize why i ended up blogging in this blog lolllll

      • Henry says:

        Alright cool, I just wanted to satisfy my curiosity.

        Your description of India hits close to home. It’s much the same in Nigeria.

        You can continue, why did ended up blogging here?

      • lachit says:

        @henry
        You can continue, why did ended up blogging here?

        answer:
        anyway i had met a nigerian girl……………
        …………………………………………………………
        …………………………………i kind of miss her.
        she used to talk about her home and all.this piped up my interest in nigera.
        she was a good cook too. her banana chips was my favourite.she used to make this grilled chicken she said it was surya very famous nigerian dish.after eating that i always had my tongue hanging out for a hour or so.it was so hot too much chilly..
        she returned home after completing her course.
        and i never found a good site for interacting with nigerias
        untill i came across this one and i was always intereted in defence related topics.

        all this kind of reminds me of her
        and thats why i ended up blogging in this blog lolzzzzz

    • OriginalPato says:

      LoL @beegs, we are progressing, albeit slowly.

  21. lachit says:

    Each Pinaka battery consists of: six launcher vehicles, each with 12 rockets, six loader-replenishment vehicles, three replenishment vehicles, two Command Post vehicles (one stand by) with a Fire Control computer, and the DIGICORA MET radar.
    now each rocket carries a payload of 100kg.therefore a battery of 6 launchers will have 6×12=72 rockets which implies 72x100kg=7200kg or 7.2 ton of pre-fragmented high explosive or anti-tank bomb-lets or anti-tank mine-lets or anti-personnel mines or incendiary warheads which can be fired in 44 seconds at one go.
    imagine 7.2 tons of high explosive landing on a 1×1 sq km area with almost pinpoint accuracy from a distance of 60 km nothing will survive.forget the warheads the kinetic energy of 72 rounds impacting is enough to cause major area damage.

  22. lachit says:

    also india has joined the ranks of one the few countries to develop it own beyond visual range air to air missile.
    the missile is named astra mark 1

    • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

      We need to start talking to them too, Any Western manufacturer of high tech A ot A missiles knows exactly how to evade or neutralize them

  23. Manny Aaydel says:

    Dear CuberG’s, Chad and Niger asking Nigeria to come and occupy a village they supposedly had taken (our neighbours I mean)? Brings back memories of “Operation Liberty,” when the Guineans radioed back to Gen Cyril Iweze that they had liberated the Guinean Embassy in Monrovia from the NPFL and freed their citizens. Hours later, Oga Iweze was to hear the noise of jubilation within ECOMOG HQ. When he enquired what the commotion was all about, it turned out that our Guinean brothers (who in reality did the bulk of the fighting in Liberia with Nigerian troops-and not Ghana as often erroneously reported-), had abandoned their Embassy and returned to base to celebrate! Chadian and Nigerien troops may have nothing like “holding the territory” in their combat lexicon (as they always love driving around the open desert in their safari-looking Landcruisers, than fighting and holding territory)! Are AFP, CNN & Co. listening? I still dey laugh o!!!

  24. jimmy says:

    lol
    oga manny

  25. beegeagle says:

    The big question is why has the FG not cancelled the visa and work permit of this liberal joke called ADAM NOSSITER?

    From the time when Nigeria began to have problems with the US Govt over human rights concerns, training support and arms supply, Adam Nossiter has consistently defaced every narrative and adopted a stridently anti-Nigerian stance.

    Look at today’s report…was that not written to convict Nigeria? Did he seek to hear from either DHQ or AHQ? If no, that is antithetical to the tenets of balanced reportage?

  26. sazulu says:

    I was scared for a moment there. Lol. This shows you’re always in a war mode.

  27. Sir Kay says:

    http://news.yahoo.com/niger-troops-mass-grave-outside-town-taken-boko-134131402.html

    ” The military sources said they had requested Nigeria’s military to occupy the town, which lies close to the border with Niger, but had yet to receive a response.

    “As far as I know, as of yesterday, the Nigerian army has still not arrived in the area. We are waiting,” said one of the sources.”

    This doesn’t sound good.

  28. Sir Kay says:

    I said it before, have Nigerian troops with these foreign troops, yet that is not being done, man, I’m tired of shouting .
    We have foreign troops in our country without a single supervision or our own troops embedded with them, this is madness. Even if its just 15 soldiers. Lord

    • igbi says:

      Actually, I think you missed the point, the chadians are not asking for our troops to come and supervise them, they are asking for our troops to come and take over from them because the chadians apparently don’t know how to hold land and are probably scared to death. This is the same reason why they and the nigeriens ran out of Baga before the fighting started. They don’t have the stomach to defend a position.

    • Sir Kay says:

      I didn’t miss any point brother, read the article, they found a mass grave and they needed our people to come and take over the scene, its called an investigation , which i think is normal, but its our country, not theirs, so who is supposed to be doing that investigation? Chad/Niger, or Nigerians.
      They said they are waiting for us to take charge of the operation, the investigation that is.
      Either way, it doesn’t matter, its our town, its our job to hold it.
      Why do we expect these people to be holding liberated towns? That requires man power, so Chad with its 2,500 troops will just sit there and hold towns? They will move on, because they don’t have the manpower, we do.

      • igbi says:

        Actually please read what I already wrote right here on this page. First of all, which investigation ? So you mean what they want is Nigerian police to come and take over from their police ? Why not, let them address the igp then. And as I stated, the Nigerian army has already planned its own operations and will not deviate from that. Damasack is important to the nigeriens and chadians because boko haram used it to stage attacks on niger. Therefor they requested the permission to enter and deal with the boko haram there. Nigeria granted them the permission. Period. Now They claim to have liberated it, but they are in a hurry to go away. They want our troops to forget the plans of DHQ and just totally deviate and come and occupy damasack ! Did Nigeria ask them to go into damasack ? So because Nigeria gave them permission to enter (for the interests of niger and chad) Nigeria should now take order from them ? The soldiers you want to post there are busy fighting in gwoza. Contrary to chad and niger Nigeria actually has a strategy and will do things step by step. If the chadians and nigeriens want to claim that they liberated damasack then let them hold it untill Nigerian soldiers come and take over. It is not up to niger and chad to say when Nigerian soldiers should take over, it will all follow the planning of DHQ. And please where exactly are the nigeriens and chadians moving on to ?

      • igbi says:

        I think the nigeriens and chadians should learn the meaning of liberating the village. It is not all about driving into the village, you actually need to do some fighting and defend it. What we have is these two funny francophone countries claming glory and asking us to come and bleed for the glory they have already claimed. What happened to gambaru which the chadians claimed to have liberated ? It appears that it actually wasn’t. Chad: learn the difference between entering a village and liberating it. This war is serious, it is not all about glory hunting, you actually need to do some serious work rather than constantly posing in front of journalists.

      • colloid says:

        I agree with you. This is our land, we need to hold it ourself. How do we expect them to stay and hold towns for us, is it that we dont have the manpower or resources to hold that up or what? If the Army can’t hold it, then MOPOL, NPF and NSCDS/CJTF should be drafted to those places. They could act as the civilian and at the same time security operatives. But on the other hand, it’s an insult on their part to tell us to come hold a town they fortunately liberated for us. Are they trying to sound “bossy” or what? These people needs to be “straightened up” cox i can’t stomach their pride and “monkey mouthed statement” that Nigerian Army are afraid to confront BH which have made them reluctant to take over the liberated.

        I think by the end of this war, Nigeria need to put all the books that had fallen off the bookshelves upright and back in their posistion because someone is flexing their “tiny” muscles. Nigeria, when you are through with this work, please start doing your homework well. Na because una no dey do una homework na im make student dey flog teacher oo.
        Not embedding our military in chad/niger army is like giving a “monkey key to banana plantation”.
        #GodBlessNigerianMilitary
        #GodBlessNigerianMOPOL
        #NoMoreCaliphate
        #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
        #NeverAgain
        #FenceNigeriaBorder

      • igbi says:

        @colloid, they are not holding anything for us, we didn’t ask them to go into damasack in the first place. Given the size of the area of operation, you can’t expect to see Nigerian soldiers in each and every village. The chadians and nigerien went in for their own interests after asking us for permission, that should be the end of the story. They are there because the place was used to stage attacks against them. If we deviate from our mission now then we would only be defending their interests while abandonning ours. We do things step by step. We won’t abandon gwoza and go and defend differ from damasack. If they liberated the village then surely they must be able to hold it. The P
        permisssion granted to them to enter the village is not a license to give us orders.

      • colloid says:

        @ igbi, i quite agree with you that they went there out of their own volition just to glory hunt and secure their interest on our soil. But, i think we really commit a mistake by not embedding our troops among the MNJTF abi should i say chad and niger. Believe me, the narrative would have become something not this bad cox they(media) wont be able to twist the news in chad favour. If they even want to bend a bit, they will remember that Nigerian soldiers are among them. So, any town recaptured ALONE by Nigerian troops will be mentioned as Nigerian and those done by MNJTF will be mentioned as chad/nigeria/niger. So, that would have check-mate Chad muscle flexing.

      • Sir Kay says:

        Well, me i no fit shout. If foreign soldiers discover mass graves in our town, what’s wrong about that said foreign troops to call ours to head the investigation in what happened there? Anyways, each have his or her own opinion.
        Don’t care much for any of these countries either, but i find it offensive to have foreign troops operating in our country with any oversight, to then have them invite reporters into those same towns is more than absurd. Embed our troops with them.

      • igbi says:

        First of all I don’t really understand what is there to investigate. What conclusion are we seeking ? boko haram slit peoples throats what more do you want to learn about the killings ? (it is also funny that this story seems to be copying the discovery of dead bodies in Bama wells) And is it really the role of the military to do “investigations”, what exactly should we send ? Special forces to go and do investigations and conclude that “indeed boko haram did slit those peoples’ throats”. And how is it the role of the foreigners to tell us to come send in soldiers to “investigate”. If they notice something then let them just write it somewhere and tell us. In which universe do they tell us what to do ? They asked for authorization to go in to the border village and fight boko haram there to protect diffa, so what is all this noise about ? they don’t have the stomach to defend a position and that is all this is about. So they claimed they liberated the place and brought journalists in, but they are not capable of holding it. How can you call the place liberated if you can’t hold it ? Never will chad call the shots and tell the Nigerian army where it should be and when it should be there. To me this is a mere distraction. While Nigerian soldiers are conducting operations in sambisa and gwoza, these guys are trying to distract our soldiers and have them go elsewhere and therefor release pressure on boko haram.

  29. colloid says:

    Oga Beegs, can’t we “edit” our comment rather than “retyping” errors made? I think you should look into that. Blunders could be corrected or modified than just retyping the correct word.

  30. rugged7 says:

    Please,Please somebody tell me this ain’t true…

    “In a small hospital in the Diffa region of southeastern Niger, a roomful of Nigerian soldiers wait patiently for medical workers to change their bandages. ”

    I find this really, really hard to believe. That there are wounded Nigerian soldiers in diffa- Niger republic????
    The healthcare in any PHC in northern Nigeria is probably better than anything Niger republic can give. WTF???

    http://mg.co.za/article/2015-03-19-boko-haram-exploits-armys-decline

    • igbi says:

      In my opinion that is a bunch of lies. Why would Nigerian soldiers be in nigerien hospitalsfor that long ? Perhaps the autheor is once again confusing Nigerian with nigerien. It doesn’t quite make sense. Nigeria has military hospitals and also Nigeria has the logistics to transport soldiers so why would 300 wounded Nigerian soldiers be residing in a nigerien hospital ? How did 300 wounded Nigerian soldiers end up in niger in the first place ?

      • colloid says:

        I concur. That is purely anti-Nigeria. We need to wake from our slumber and do the needful. Too much insults from every angle flying like a witch wey caught fire. To me, that article has expire since 2014. They could say this in 2014, but surely not in 2015. Could that really be possible that our troops went to mali without boots? These people are smokers ooo. Hahaha!! So, our troops wore slippers or sandas to warfront in mali or what is this one saying? Arrant codswallop.
        Wait ooo, do i see 300 soldiers waiting for their bandages to be changed since 2014? Abi na me dey read wrongly? For crying out loud, this is 2015, so the writer mean our men are in niger since Nov. 2014 waiting for their bandages to be changed or what? I dont get it.

    • igbi says:

      the same report claims our soldiers went to mali without boots and without guns !?
      And with all the inaccuracies on it, should spell to you that the author is only trying to destroy the image of Nigeria. To the best of my recollection, General Minima was the coas in 2014 he didn’t just start being the COAS in january. Same goes for the other service chiefs and security chiefs. The author seems to be confused in time. Moral is high right now. Notice how the author doesn’t mention any of our victories, the report seems to be an expired one.

    • rka says:

      Don’t bother with that paper. They are seriously anti-Nigeria and if you even try to make any kind of riposte or positive comment about Nigeria, your comment will either be deleted or not approved by their dictatorial team.

    • sazulu says:

      I believe it’s an error, even the Nigeriens would have returned the wounded soldiers back to Nigeria if that was true.

      • colloid says:

        @ sazulu error my feet. That’s not an error, that’s intentionally written against the Nigerian state esp the Army. It’s no coincidence that a media war is been waged on Nigerian Army. So, i dont agree that it’s an error. Shey na error the likes of bbc, cnn,aljazeera, ap,afp and co are making?

      • sazulu says:

        But really, we keep accusing all international media that they are full of shit. Especially when a bad report is written against us. How can we convince the world that they are lying bearing in mind that this happens always? This is Just an example that you can’t fight the media and win. I think our media campaign left this aspect out. We can’t continually set up press conferences to dispute what the major international media houses are reporting. With time, the international public will believe we are the ones lying instead.

      • Sir Kay says:

        Because we don’t have enough reporters, we don’t have enough reporters with experience, and we certainly don’t have enough reporters who knows what investigative journalism is all about.
        One would think reporters track these stories and dispatch someone to check such story if its true or not.
        Again, if we do not tell our stories, others will tell it as they see fit.
        And let’s not keep saying “Its a lie” to every negative article that comes out there, we don’t know if its a lie or not, are we there? NO, so how can any one categorically say its a lie? Yes there is propaganda against us, but i always keep an open mind about such stories, not just dismiss it as a lie without a shred of evidence to support either narrative.
        As i said, we need to have our own people telling our stories .
        Some times we are in denial and believe that every bad news is made up, what if it isn’t? We wouldn’t know for sure.

    • sazulu says:

      Diffa is not too far from Damasak. This happens to be the axis of the Nigeriens and the Chadians. I strongly believe these are not our soldiers, maybe displaced persons from Nigeria but not soldiers. These Nigeriens will be quick to return them to further embarrass us if they were soldiers.

      • igbi says:

        the report is just a bunch of lies

      • ozed says:

        The article was obviously written a while back.
        Someone has decided to dredge up this dirt because the Nigerian Army is currently ‘flying too high’ and must be belittled again.
        After all how dare you refuse to drop the uncomfortable provisions in your proposed Petroleum industry Bill, and on top of that have the balls to shun our training program for your Army. You must pay for this!!

    • rugged7 says:

      The Nigerian army PR department should be able to see this and pick HOLES in the story immediately. Thereby discrediting the newspaper and the story in it’s entirety…

      • Sir Kay says:

        That’s what i just said, A smart way to do this is have people that track every single news about the operation going on there, and the false ones should be dealt with immediately , but we just aren’t doing that.

  31. sazulu says:

    Asorockweb, I totally agree with you on this. Especially the defence acquisition company and the military readiness law. However, in our true Nigerian spirit, corruption has a way of rendering all these laws and agencies ineffective.

    • igbi says:

      the guy who invented the word corruption probably didn’t know he had just created a weapon. Nobody can defend himself against such an accusation, it has replaced the accusation of witchcraft.

    • Sir Kay says:

      “Whether the fate of the March 28 election will change on the fact that the war is being won in part by private, non-Nigerian soldiers remains to be seen”
      See, that was some irritating stuff to read.
      How do people believe that 100 Mercenaries can change the tide of such operation? Lord. So they are saying those 100 are better than the over 30,000 Nigerian troops there, awesome.
      Garbage stuff.

    • Ufuo says:

      I have dropped a piece of my mind on their site.., I hope they get to publish it. But this level of insult has got to stop. Or the army steps up its game in the PR department and follow d path of the Iraqi army who ensure they engage journalist in their push to reclaim their towns back from ISIS. Isn’t it interesting that like ISIS, Boko Haram who control towns are seen as less of a force and as such any move by the NA is made to look unimportant. I don’t recall anyone saying the Iraqi Army trained by the US were cowards during those days. Neither did anyone accuse them of being weak when Iran joined in. Toh, one law for blacks another for white

      • igbi says:

        One of the problem these propagandists have is that we refused the usa training and we went and took special forces training from Russia and we are having huge success while the iraqis who they trained and equipped are lagging behind. That is why their media is extremely kind and encourageing with iraq and verry insultive towards us. They are actually trying to destroy our morale as a way to sabotage our war efforts. They can’t have us show to the world that the usa is full of sh*t. Each victory we make is an image booster to the Russian special forces training and the Chinese military equipments and Russian military equipment, as opposed to yemeni and iraqi soldiers trained and equipped by the usa, yet no result from the iraqi and yemeni.

  32. Jaspo says:

    How long does it take to reload one of these monsters?
    Or does one even need to considering the damage one volley would do? 🙂

  33. Augustine says:

    Henry says:
    March 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Herein lies our problem. We don’t buy, we then don’t make investments to support our poor local industry…… when we do buy, we purchase, haphazardly and in numbers that seem like we are been forced to buy. It is a shameful state.
    Lol……… they would say “After all we get MIG-21 and T-55 tanks, Togo and Benin republic no get am”. Somehow our politicians seem to somehow always skip Algeria, Egypt and South-Africa in their comparisons.
    I just have this airy feeling that Abuja would go back to business as usual when this insurgency is done.

    rka says:
    March 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    The politicians Will probably say “We don beat dem. Why u want more tank and aroplane?
    If that JF-17 deal falls through, walahi, I will disown them.

    ozed says:
    March 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Ogas Henry and rka your fears are very well founded. Especially with the added excuse of low oil prices ! I seriously hope we will learn, but my old head thinks it will be business as usual!

    REPLY :
    Oga Henry, Oga rka, Oga ozed, my fear deep pass your own. I tremble.

    The SIPRI 2014 update made me tremble. How much magical deliveries came between January and February 2015 because by early March the president said 65 % of all expected equipment for the final offensive had arrived. Well, the 2014 list is so small but that list is worth about $ 500 million already I would estimate. Then think of overhead expenses for war operations day to day, maintaining about 40,000 troops on a huge land mass in a big campaign, with all the daily special allowances paid to over 60 battalions of troops, fuel for thousands of vehicles and 6,000 aircraft flight sorties gulping aviation fuel and flight hours maintenance….huge imported ordnance/ammunition not recorded on any arms log as usual, upgrade of aircraft and vehicles, etc maybe another $ 300 million dollars is gone from the May 2014 initial $ 1 billion which I believe/assume was being disbursed for arms procurement that we saw on SIPRI 2014 list….or is there another money coming out of the fishes’ mouth somewhere we don’t know?

    My fear is that soon, the first $ 1 billion will be gone, and if the rumoured Su-25 KN aircraft and Puma deal is added, put in the cheap used Gazelle helicopters, the brand new (Maybe a few second hand included) 18 Mi-171 helos, adjust for Nigerian factor inflation of of invoice prices, we may have already spent about $ 1.5 billion out of the $ 2 billion released. We then have $ 500 million left and no JF-17 Thunder no T-90 no ATGM no SAM no many dozens of IFV no light frigate no torpedo no ASW helos nothing….I just dey fear dey shake dey sweat…

    • rka says:

      Oga Augustine. It is indeed scary.

      • jimmy says:

        While Oga Henry is right about the need to have a local defence manufacturing base the best example to me would be to learn from the Algerian example. This is not a popular opinion but Rome was not built in a day.Let us start realistically with an upgraded version of the Igirigi, as we have seen in the recent battle of Maiduguri, this can be followed up as expected by a visit to both Algeria and Russia to acquire the rights to assemble either upgraded T-72 or T -90 However this can only be done after we have acquired a minimum of 150 Tanks.

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  34. Augustine says:

    Capt Tobias Wilcock says:
    March 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Why not produce this basic armament

    REPLY :
    Oga Capt Tobias, you spoke well, MRLS is a basic equipment Nigeria should be producing locally not importing in 2015, it’s basic unguided rocket technology mounted at the back of a truck. We need to wake up and be serious with DICON and put some billions into domestic defense industry, lest we remain perpetual importers of basic science and basic technology.

  35. Augustine says:

    Why are we buying only 6 units of RM-70 and why the 122mm rocket version with the shortest range? fewest numbers plus shortest range makes me feel like it’s a tea party.
    Angola has 58 units and Zimbabwe has 52 units of the same RM-70.

    What exactly is the jinx behind our low numbers of equipment procurement?

  36. Augustine says:

    There have been too many controversies around NAF jet fighter procurement since 2005, too may factions and mafias with divergent and conflicting interests, based on profiting and not based on getting the best platform for NAF and the fatherland.

    JF-17 was chosen by NAF HQ last year after a 2 year drag/delay, first rumour says another power bloc is recommending MiG-29, second rumour says Su-25 KN will come first for COIN, next rumour who knows?

    Too much political interference on a very technical issue, public input is not even allowed on a matter that involves the spending of public funds, my tax, my VAT, my PAYE, my oil, my gas, my limestone, etc. I should have a small voice to contribute my own thoughts now, haba !

    Brazilian public debated Gripen Vs Su-30 options, Canadian public debated F-18 Super Hornet Vs F-35 Lightning options. Nigerian public is not allowed to talk about NAF jet fighter options especially ex-service airmen and military enthusiasts like people on this blog.

  37. Augustine says:

    Oga lachit, India needs to warm up to developing countries and offer them what Pakistan and China are offering….technology transfer options for weapons.

    Indian missile technology is ahead of Pakistan, Nigeria needs medium range SAM, the Akash is great. Why not offer a mouth watering wholesale missile technology transfer deal to Nigeria? Cash can buy technology. We chose North Korea for that but the USA/EU said no and we dropped the idea, Nigeria would have been producing ballistic missiles at home by now from North Korean technology transfer deal that died in infancy.

    India should look at these type of gaps and fill it. India does fantastic T-72 upgrades, a good line of business. India is getting licence rights to produce T-90 tanks, another open oppourtunity, get into good deals with Russian permit. It’s cheaper for Africa to get stuff from India than Russia when you have a Russian license given to India and 3rd party deals can be negotiated.

    • lachit says:

      i will be straight forward
      we have a new government which is looking to export defence equipments
      but nigeria has to take the first step.it should take the initiative to open up dialogue with india on defence exports and related TOT.
      any equipment india makes is going to be cheap because its domestic demands are huge thus lowering costs on already cheap products.
      akash sam which the the armed forces were hesistant to buy it but after using it now the airforce has ordered around 1000+ missile with more to come. also army has placed orders for 2000+ missiles.they cost less than half of compareable missiles.

      india products are good in quality considering the scruiteny they face from goverment agencies ,armed forces and the media.also the armed forces want it to be compareable to western systems otherwise they reject it.
      chinese and pakistani weapons are always praised by their media unlike indian weapons like arjun, lca which have always been bashed by indian media(they have no idea about weapon system).and the import lobby.
      in pakistan they testfire missiles only once and declare it operational.but india declares its missiles opertional only after a series of testfires.
      infact sometimes back arjun tank was rated above the latest chinese tank by the chinese media itself.it was shown on the discovery channel where the ERA bricks defeated MILAN ANTI TANK missiles. also israeli latest anti tank armour piercing rounds were defeated at point blank range by the kanchan armour.and the israeli crew which tested the arjun named it as the DESERT FERRARI .the worlds most expensive tank is surely not without serious firepower.

      lca mark 1 which the airforce was complaining about not so long ago now wants to speed up the delivery of the fighters there was a report about it 2 days ago .not many know that germany was considering to buy lca as a LIFT aircraft.

      india has lots of t72 undergoing upgrading she has her hands full but india can help u with upgrading t 72 by transfering TOT.u cand send a team to watch and learn and go back home and do it yourself .it will be cheaper and far better.and u can modify it to suit ur needs and budget.

      and i want the best for nigeria so for SAM i suggest u go for the indian/israeli barak 8.it is little expensive but far better.
      akash SAM is good it can go with armoured vehicles (high mobility) but its is a very large system with lots of radar and ancillary system plus u need to have network centric system in place to operate it effectively.maybe when they develop the akash mark2 then u can buy it.

      pinaka mbrl with 65 km range and high accuracy is far better than rm 70.

      nigerian government can send engineers and technicians to india to learn to develop weapons and do RandD.

      i dont think russia will allow india to export russian equipment. india can provide spare parts ammo and upgrade packages only

    • lachit says:

      also lots of indian private companies are already selling defence equipments.
      during a defence expo a indian company had shown a 155mm 52 calibre artillary gun(bharat 52) .it evoked lot of interest from many african countries.
      an indian company was supplying nigeria with thousands of bullet proof jackets but got tied up because it forged permit licence.i belive it was MKU india. now indian government has issued permits to private companies for arms export.
      you can buy the prahaar/pragati tactical missile good for setting up the initial foundation for missile development.

    • lachit says:

      till now can u give me an example of china giving TOT to any african country.
      the only country they gave was pakistan that too limited.
      iran operates chinese weapons but managed to reverse engineer most of them.credit to them for it.
      and as for pakistan it has not developed any system of its own it has mostlly procured weapons in knockdown kits from china and assembled them inhouse.
      all crtical parts for Baktar-Shikan( chinese HJ-8 ), anza 1,2,3 manpad (chinese HN-5B,QW-1,QW-2) jf 17 are sourced from china.
      a country which claims to develop 4th gen fighter jet cannot build a simple railway engine.
      they imported it from china but that too stoped working last i heard they were begging it from india.what a joke???
      their latest indigeneous burraq ucav is copycat CH 3 .i invite the bloggers to google and see for themselves and also the laser guide missile they tested is ditto ar1 missile from china..and so what kind of TOT can they offer?????

      • giles says:

        insulting Pakistan to sale ur defense hardwares is very bad, Pls answer dis question of all airforces dat fly d SU30 y do yours always fall from the sky ,of all who use d kilo submarine its only yours dat do malfunction or report inboard fire or explosion, and u now expect Nigeria to buy ur stuffs, even ur copy of the Ak47 do jam.

      • lachit says:

        if presenting facts is insult, then in future i will never comment on pakistani defence products.
        u will notice i never said that pakistani products are not good i only said that they dont have necessary capacity for TOT WHICH IS THE TRUTH.THEY DONT HAVE THE INDUSTRIAL BASE TO DO IT.
        as with regard to THE ONLY ONE submarine failure plz feel free to google about the no of accidents that happened in SOVIET, AMERICAN,CHINESE SUBMARINES.
        india is the largest operator of SU 30MKI and the su 30mki were designed for soviet conditions that is cold climate as a result they suffer wear and tear in indias hot and humid climate.
        also there is the problem of spare parts the russian industry failed to address the issue therefore india has started importing spares from france and israel directly.
        also no country operates the su 27/30 series aircraft in such demanding and harsh conditions as that of the IAF.
        plus there was certain issues regarding lack of trainers and fine tuning SOPs .but they are being taken care of .

        MAN U R BEING HILARIOUS WHEN U SUGGEST THAT I AM PROMOTING INDIAN DEFENCE PRODUCTS.
        I AM NOT BEING PAID A SINGLE PENNY TO DO SO AND I DONT AIM TO DO SO.
        SINCE WHEN DID ANY NATION START PROCURING DEFENCE PRODUCTS BY LISTENING TO COMMENTS POSTED BY BLOGGERS.
        I ONLY POSTED DETAILS OF INDIAN PRODUCTS TO PROVIDE A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS AND NOT A SALES PITCH.SO THAT ANY READER CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT KIND OF CABABILITY TO LOOK FOR IN ANY DEFENCE PRODUCT AND TO GAUGE ITS EFFECTIVENESS.
        yes our copy of ak 47 do jam and so do others but only the indian failure makes it to the headlines.
        for any country trying to build its industry the motto is to FIRST LEARN TO CRAWL THEN TO WALK AND THEN TO RUN there are no short cuts, failures are part of any success.

        MY LESSON FROM READING U POST IS IN FUTURE I WILL NOT POST ANY INFO ON INDIAN PRODUCTS THANKS FOR TELLING ME ABOUT IT

  38. igbi says:

    to idris derby: if you can’t hold a border village then it means you didn’t liberate it. There is a difference between driving around and actually liberating a village. Tell your men to stop talking like brainless children. I know they are uneducated but still.

    • Ufuo says:

      That my brother is the latest trash coming from those lot who get attacked by BH right under their noses. They and Niger are claiming our troops are not coming to take over from them. Reports elsewhere has it that Nigeria ordered the Chadians out of Gamboru Ngala while the ones at Damanask are asking that we come and take over from them and that they don’t want to be an occupying force. So much mudslinging going on. How I wish we don’t allow politics get in the way of our Military, How I wish

      • igbi says:

        we need a war room with both candidates, they should both work together foor the Nigerian cause.

      • igbi says:

        It appears clear that the chadians don’t know the meaning of the word “liberate”. They think it means to just go and drive around and pose for journalists. The fact remains that they couldn’t hold the village, isis idiots even bosted of chasing chad out of thevillage, but ofcourse no media carried that out. each time boko idiots made claims against us, all media published it. The double-standard is striking.

  39. igbi says:

    the people writing all these fake reports and sensationalized papers against Nigeria and the Nigerian military are not journalists, they are propagandists.

    • Ufuo says:

      Well… Wait till you see Nigeria media copy paste this all over the place. Sahara liars are already on it.

      • igbi says:

        sahara are not Nigerian, they are americans who are trying to paint themselves as Nigerians in order to better fool us. It is based in new york, not in Abuja.

  40. igbi says:

    The chadians are making way too much noise, that needs to be addressed soonest.

  41. sam says:

    ongoing air ops

  42. Sir Kay says:

    Regardless of the noise they are making, we need to ask ourselves who made that happened.
    Its us, no one else. IF we had gotten our affairs in order, the media won’t term Cameroon and Niger “A more capable power”. We gave up that room, that position, and we allowed them to carry out military operations on our soil, and we are all here complaining, that’s pathetic.
    We have leaders who underestimated an enemy, imagine that, an enemy that have slaughtered thousands of your citizens, and yet underestimate them. If that’s not madness, i don’t know what its called. That alone is a call for impeachment. ( Generally speaking )
    Its the job of Governments to protect its citizens, and when that Government fails, useless neighbors will come in and brag, to our faces.
    This is all our doing, the nonchalant attitude, that’s what led us to this point.
    Let’s keep blaming foreign countries.

    • igbi says:

      Look, I am not really interested in self blaming or crucifying the government right now. All I care about is that the noise chad is making might be working against our war efforts. I am being pragmatic. As for why chad was allowed to conduct hot poursuit, that is very easy to explain: sooner or later we will be entering their soil. We are trying to not behave like the cameroonians so that they will not refuse our entry when we have chased boko haram out of Nigeria completely and we want to go after them in chad and niger.

    • igbi says:

      Please let us try and be pragmatic, this is not the time to lose focus.

      • Oje says:

        Easy for you to be Internet warrior numero uno from the relative safety of your flat in Paris. Back home every stupid move and negligence made by our leaders are costing the citizens lives and disgrace.

      • Oje says:

        Awwww pleasssss come of it you two. It is evident up both lack strategic thinking, you attack anyone criticises Nigeria and lately others have followed suit, gradually u are making this blog a one patty group, if all is going well like you delude yourself it is we won’t have such embarrassing smear nearly on a daily basis. Anyone with opposing view has the right to air them, if you think Mr President is inept everyone has the right to say it. It borders on stupidity when % 99 of comments are one dimensional, it stifles credibility and objectivity. If on the other hand Oga Beeg caves caves into your ridiculous request and sanction those who criticise all well and good, but knowing Beeg he will not do such a thing.

        Oya Oga igbi and Co, tell us again how pragmatic we should be in making excuses for our incompetent leadership and blaming it on American media bais, while the microscopic few of leadership continues to put Nigeria in the back sit.

  43. Oje says:

    Nigeria is a very useless country ruled by even more stupid greedy and self indulgent leaders. Anybody wey no like wetin I talk should go and hug a transformer together with our useless corrupt cronies. PDP, APC are all institutions of greed. They won’t give us basic infrastructure, they won’t give us jobs, they won’t give us security, even the fuel subsidy we as citizens previously enjoyed have been stripped from us, they won’t give us housing, …The ONLY thing we as Nigerian citizens have to hold on to- that NIGERIAN PRIDE, have been destroyed, soaked in mud water. I watched a BBC interview with our Commander in Chief and for the first time I felt ashamed to be a NIGERIAN. The President can’t even defend his stupid policies and sounds totally clueless. For those still singing KUMBAYA, make una continue, if you think NIGERIANS EMBARRASSING situation couldn’t get worse than this, well think again. I have lost faith in this leadership/administration. Everyone here knows NIGERIA can do better than this, we have the educated masses, NIGERIA rivals the United States when it comes to institutions, why are we addicted to recycling dumb and greedy leaders?

  44. igbi says:

    I dont repond to idiots. So idots who know themselves can keep wasting their time.

  45. Oga Beeg, I think it’s time to start some form of sanctions against people who speak ill of Nigeria. If Nigerians can do that, why do we bother attacking foreign nations and nationals who do?

    • igbi says:

      Don’t mind that idiot “oji”, he is purely american and he is here to defend america only. He gets vexed when you don’t sing usa national anthem. It comes as no surprise that he is insulting Nigeria once again and insulting each and every Nigerian. After all he is a redneck american and since we are not singing usa praises he has to react and throw us under the bus. The same guy was insulting my parents on this very blog ! Beegeagle I understand your freedom stance but this is taking it too far. “oji” needs to go.

  46. igbi says:

    “oji” calls himself a Nigerian yet just watch his body language ! You insult america, he replies by insulting Nigeria !

  47. colloid says:

    @ oje, your comment is bereft of someone who reason at all. How dare you call Nigeria a useless country? How dare you? Who born monkey? Chai! It better not be you! I wonder if you are even a Nigerian, cox someone with a sane mind won’t yab his own country.
    What else do we have to say concerning all these foreign media spewing trash about Nigeria when even a bastardized Nigerian is calling his own country USELESS.
    FYI, i dont know about your own Nigeria oo, but the Nigeria where i reside is not a useless one.
    This is the kind of insult that come when someone is beclouded with politics and call his “MOTHER(land) a USELESS thing. Codswallop.

    • Are James says:

      @Oje has not told a lie and it is very good that the truth hurts. You have to think about the situation for more than three minutes objectively. Look at the last six threads of Beegeagle, it is us as ever patriotic, highly motivated and intelligent people trying to nake excuses and chart appropriate response for a bunch of IDIOTS with fancy titles. Why i am actually not bothered about criticisms or name calling when i say this is that this year is going to be TOUGH. We are past hiding the truth to defend tender egos and i am not even on defsec issues just the economy. On defsec that one we will have to try to expunge large tracts of history. Anyway, peopke who disagree with me on this have my contempt for a long time.

  48. kulture1 says:

    Then please kindly leave Nigeria and go to Chad.

    • kulture1 says:

      oje, how old really are you? You come across to me as a self deluding narcissist, who believes himself the only wise one and every other is stupid. Last year, as the Beeg was briefly away, you almost brought down the blog with your irrelevant, insultive and ignorant postings. You address people on the blog as if they´re all your play mates,you distract with childish and unreasonable posting. Why this lack of self control?What is wrong with you?
      Abeg, freedom of speech doesn´t mean one should spout stupidity. It goes beyond you, or your forebears to call Nigeria useless, or her government stupid. You disrespect the belief and sacrifices of all our heroes and patriots. (Beeg inclusive). If you find Nigeria useless, pls join the route through libya. You´ll eventually get to the U.S where they´ll shoot your ‘$%& for being black. Nigeria would be better served without stupid fools.

  49. colloid says:

    @ are james, i respect your hustle sir. I don’t disagree with some of his(@oje) views but i can NEVER stomach an insult on Nigerians and Nigeria. How dare he called Nigeria USELESS? He is indirectly calling every Nigerians Useless or who makes up a country? Is it not the citizen? He is indirectly saying am useless also because am a Nigerian. The land of Nigeria can not make itself good or bad, it is the people living in it that decides on that. So, practically, he is calling Nigerian useless and not Nigeria. What a statement!!!

    @ oje, i quite agree with some of your points but try to draw a line when it comes to generality of Nigerians. If some are bringing down the hand of the clock, i believe some are also working to make sure it shore up. NIGERIA AND NIGERIANS IS NOT USELESS. If you are trully a Nigerian and you still utter this word then, you are useless also. Just try to consider things before condemning/criticizing or commending/complimenting. For every Action, there is a Reaction.
    #shalom

    • Are James says:

      Nigeria is not useless. Even using that word by @Oje is proof enough he is Nigerian. We have a nobel laurate, award winning novelists, enterprising people but also some unbelieveable crooks and dullards in high places. @Oje is frustrated that some two bit neo colonial entities in our neighbourhood are showing us up in the world and we are reduced to wincing and crying in pain whilst the people who should be crafting a response are facing cheir campaigns.

  50. igbi says:

    Beegeagle the american “oji” needs to go.

  51. igbi says:

    I don’t really care for the eternal apologists of “oji”. He is not a Nigerian and is insulting Nigeria and all Nigerians in reaction to us exposing usa lies and hypocrisy.

  52. Makanaky says:

    Lets be careful what we write about our Great country,please dont insult our Country because its the only one we have neither should we rediculed our leaders publicly.
    We might not like their polices and implementation but public ranting will only make others laugh at us, the bashing the Nigeria military is receiving worldwide is our own creation.
    If you are so angry and dissatisfied please dont write anything.

  53. buchi says:

    finally we take a step we should have taken years back.when I saw this pic I simply asked my self if I should yelp in happiness or simply look back with regreat at what we failed to achieve.either way I just hope Abuja does not go hibernation mode after we deal with this challenge and turn our attention to bigger challenges especially conning from our core northern borders..my simple prayer is
    more numbers and local content activation

  54. buchi says:

    finally we take a step we should have taken years back.when I saw this pic I simply asked my self if I should yelp in happiness or simply look back with regreat at what we failed to achieve.either way I just hope Abuja does not go hibernation mode after we deal with this challenge and turn our attention to bigger challenges especially conning from our core northern borders..my simple prayer is
    more numbers and local content activation
    I pray we get it write now

  55. Oje says:

    Until we as citizens priotise holding those in public places accountable we will remain in the shackles of blatant bigotry and curroption. Before now we only had to worry about corruption in the political and economic system but left unchecked it has destroyed the core of our great military. I live here in PH, far from the front yet I feel this frustrated and angry. Imagine how the Nigerian soldier will feel when it’s quite open billions of dollars meant for procurement are swallowed be powers above hence they have to risk their lives daily for what? Imagine Africa’s richest nations at war using the entire 6 years yo buy what? 50 Tanks, 2 helicopters, when we have the power to out spend even Egypt on defence and build up an army befitting of an African continental superpower. Imagine, forget Cameroon first, Imagine Chad and Niger rubbishing us in a clearly orchestrated manner! They have nothing to fear from us..poor leadership. Naija, I tire !

  56. Sir Kay says:

    Wow. To those that think some people should be sanctioned for talking ill of Nigeria, please think.
    Talking ill of Nigeria is different from criticizing a Government. And as a democracy, we have the right to do just that.
    Some people like to live in denial, every negative article about Nigeria is a lie, okay. Not saying most aren’t, but in there, there is a truth to some.
    We need to acknowledge we have weaknesses , and in this situation, we have a government that have zero sense of urgency, and yet some people think we shouldn’t criticize, that’s madness.
    Nigeria today is utilizing less than 20% of it potential, my opinion, and that hurts and its frustrating, so i get Mr Oje’s point. We can do better.
    Now we have tiny irrelevant countries calling us out. Its as if we have no Government in Abuja, who is giving rebuttals to these attacks? Barely no one.
    And to those often quick to question someone’s nationality or patriotism , grow the hell up.
    In what country would you have over 250 kids stolen and yet the government drags its feet? That night, the president should have been woken up, every one connected to ruling that country should have been up and dispatch every thing we’ve got to make sure those kids were rescued that same night, it took ours days to even acknowledge it happened.
    Anyways, good luck with that. I’m as loyal to that country as any one, but to think i won’t criticize some over paid, lazy people, hell i will. They need to do their jobs or quit, they aren’t working for free.
    We need leaders with vision, plan. Is there a nation wide emergency plan to secure that country right now if war or disaster breaks out? I doubt it.
    Enough said.

    • igbi says:

      @sirkay, Explain: “yet the government drags its feet”. I am opened to criticism, yes I am, but it must be fair and constructif. It must also not be based on foreign propaganda. I don’t know if you are familiar with the expression fog of war. What we are doing here is to try to counter false narratives coming from the foreigners who want us dead ! So I hope you understand why it is annoying to see people endorsing the foreign propaganda right here ! And what you are not reading well is that oji is not interested in Nigeria’s well being, he is an american passionate about america only. His insult on Nigeria which called all Nigerians stupid was his reaction to us criticizing the usa for trying to distroy our war efforts.

  57. Oje says:

    True talk Bro, it’s time we call a spade a spade and time is running out. ISIS is gaining influence in Yemen, A – STAN, Tunisia,Egypt,Libya, who’s next? Nigeria? Where is the sense of urgency here?

    • Are James says:

      The immediate thing is to manage this humiliation called multi national joint task force aagainst Boko Haram. All knowledgeable people get embembarrassed when discussing the consequence management of what it has become. How can you be calling it a masterstroke to hem in Boko Haram and the same countries involved almost call our army cowards. Nigeria needs to finish its own business within its borders then look ready to go beyond otherwise this thing has the potential to drag into another multi-year standoff with four nations and one insurgent group contending for domination in the region.

  58. Oje says:

    Just imagine a diasporan ignoramus like igbi questioning my nationality, you are becoming a source of embarrassment to Nigerians on here with your silly comments which borders on boderline retardation. You think this is a Tom Clancy Novel? When was the last time you visited Nigeria? Typing away from your keyboard overseas does not make you a patriot, come back to Naija….

    • Are James says:

      My major problem is a few people in the plastic seats of power decide to contract the defence of Nigeria to some regional MNJTF, the same month they also decide to use the army for local elections in a well planned extra constitutional excursion for an estimated 40000 of the remaining men. Meanwhile; the MNJTF idea is producing insults at the rate at which it takes to type 10 paragraphs in a web article. So the point is let us admit the crassness of the original idea and put pressure on government to finish what they started quickly – six weeks ends in seven days time. Also get foreign troops out of Nigerian borders at this critical time.

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