NEW ACQUISITIONS: NIGERIAN ARMY INDUCT NEW BATTLEFIELD OBSERVATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

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  1. beegeagle says:

    Mounted very sensibly on Landcruiser trucks which are optimised for desert operations and go further than the more popular Hilux.

    Well, now you know why you must visit your benchmarked BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG everyday. It was less than six months ago that BHARAT prescribed the acquisition of these systems to aid ISR for ground troops, right here on these pages.

    • lachit says:

      @beegeagle and all ogas
      what is ur opinion regarding this LOOKALIKE to the NA BATTLEFIELD OBSERVATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.
      ARE THEY THE SAME SYSTEM ???


      PLZ OPEN THE IMAGE IN A NEW TAB FOR CLARITY

      • lachit says:

        I LEAVE THE DECISION TO MY FELLOW OGAS

      • lachit says:

        and as i had previously posted it is an israeli product as the optic system is installed on a israeli UGV therefore it is highly likely that the optic system is also israeli.

      • lachit says:

        @beegeagle
        if u take a look at the picture of both THE NA and israeli version in the collage that i posted u will notice that both the systems can swivle 360 degree and therefore provide all around surveillance.
        as i already mentioned they are both day and night capable.
        additionaly the pan, tilt and zoom(PTZ) features enables wide area coverage and great overall detail when zooming in.
        therefore major benefits of PTZ type optical systems can be summed up as follows
        1.large field of view
        2.built in motion tracking
        3.powerfull zoom
        4.full range auto focus
        5.day and night capability
        also frankly speaking the term PTZ (pan tilt zoom) sounds too oversimplified.it has MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE.
        the main OVERRIDING factors that decide a good optical system according to my limited knowledge are
        THE HARDWARE employed i.e sensitivity of the detectors(noise factor) and sampling resolution(no of pixels),also capacity to improve (S/N) signal to noise ratio thus allowing better performance at dimmer light/fast motion etc
        simply stating performance of ur optical system depends on these 3 factors noise resolution and sampling.realizing these in a PTZ optic system will give it high military grade performance and which i am sure has been already been done.
        THE SOFTWARE employed i.e ability to create efficient algorithms is important and necessay criteria for military grade optics.these algos can/and has been implemented to PTZ optic systems to realise better image base tracking etc etc

        so no need to panic .infant i am impressed by NA selection
        they have in all wisdow choosen the best approach crawl,walk, run
        and u guys should support them.

        as for weather these systems are manufactered in nigeria u ogas have the better resources to find that out.(HOME ADVANTAGE)😀😀

        and guys my assumption that the NA optical system employs israeli/nigerian PTZ day and night cameras is my own personal opinion which i arrived after going through all available resources at my disposal.only in future will it become clear weather i am correct or wrong.
        it is simply a small effort on my part to help u all.so plz bear with me
        thanks😀😀

      • lachit says:

        ah sory fot the double post

  2. jimmy says:

    I am stunned

    • mcshegz says:

      Hehehehehe, you and me both oga. In today’s battle, it’s only fool-hardy to continue to “take the fight to the enemy” no no no, in today’s battle, you stand afar off, preferably in the safety of an enclosed space, use designated equipment to acquire targets from 100’s of meters away, “point and kill”. You can send in ground troops to mop op; but the very heavy lifting in this new type of war is almost always intelligent and remote i.e Remote sensing satellites, Remote sensing UAV’s, Ground based remote sensing radars, these truly enables an arms length battle, one which reduces the casualty rates drastically. Because this is the same trick used by terrorists in this asymmetrical warfare; send in a lone suicide bomber to take out targets, isn’t this another manifestation of the crucial “Remote Warfare.” Imagine how much more secure our borders would be if every guard had this truck in conjunction with #FenceNigerianBorders. Imagine a guard having at his/her finger tips the ability to secure a vast radius seamlessly, now that’s intelligent.
      Oga jimmy, I respect your hustle sir
      #VictoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain

      • sazulu says:

        Nicely put. However, I think you got the concept of “taking the fight to the enemy” quite wrong. It actually means retaining the initiative, always being on the offensive, dictating the rhythm of the battle or war, keeping the enemy on his toes, ensuring the enemy’s plan become stale almost immediately, unpredictably. This can be achieved through a robust STAP. Which is why the equipment was acquired in the first place. You can maintain the initiative even in an arms length battle by good deployment and use of ISTAR resources.
        Again you said that our borders will be much more secure if every Guard had this truck in conjunction with border fencing. From the way I’m seeing this equipment, each one needs a crew of about 4, and this equipment covers a range which will dictate the intervals to which it will be deployed and a single soldier would not be sufficient to protect this vehicle. I want to believe that you meant Guard Post and not just Guard.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Augustine has been another loud advocate🙂 of man-portable ground search radars.

    Bharat, which system did you prescribe again? Remind me, maybe it will help to pull up the relevant thread?

  4. beegeagle says:

    So are these systems of Chinese or South African origin?

  5. COLONEL NGR says:

    mhmmmmm……..jimmy you are stunned. i am speechless. underate NA policy makers at your own peril.

  6. saleh1812 says:

    The first ground surveillance system introduced since rasit was introduced decades ago

  7. jimmy says:

    https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/military-escalation-in-the-far-northeast-of-nigeria-status-updates/
    This was the first hint of a portable surveillance system believe it or not, I COULD NOT SLEEP @0025 HOURS I took my insomniac no good sleeping ass out of bed beegs guess who first alluded to it ? LACHIT
    i do not know the origin of the system but i am willing to bet my mortgage it aint American LOL
    probably PAKISTAIN OR who knows?

    • lachit says:

      thats the indian battlefield surviellance radar system.😀😀

      by the way was the system shown in the photo identified ?

      i believe the system belongs to the israeli STALKER FAMILY MOBILE OBSERVATION MULTI SENSOR SYSTEM FOR SECURITY OPERATIONS.it has many varients

      FEATURES:
      1 specially designed for mobile security missions
      2.kit configuration for assembly and disassembly on customer defined 4×2/4×4 vehicle(SUVs)
      3.continous 10 hr surveillance, target acquisition,recon. and intel collection with GPS positioning
      4.standalone operation or networking via command & control system C2
      5 intuitive and quick training cycle
      6.quick response.

      it is suitable for both civilian & military ops.

      many of the characteristic seem similiar to the system in the picture posted above
      and structurally also they appear similiar( the cone type base and side by side arrangement of EO devices).but the cage is missing in the israeli version.i think NA installed it to provide protection to the equipment when it is not in use or during movement.

      but i am only 90% sure that it is one of the STALKER varients and i might be wrong also
      only the NA will will be able to ID it,so lets wait and see.

      • lachit says:

        also the CONICAL BASE IN THE PICTURE HOLDS THE TELESCOPIC MOUNT WHICH RAISES THE EQUIPMENT FURTHER TO PROVIDE LONG RANGE OBSERVATION and the cage u see protects this delicate portion.

        in the israeli version the system was installed just behind the drivers cabin.while the NA version has it installed at the end of the SUV .

        there is a also the posibility that the south african companies might have acted as intermediaries between NA and israel

      • jimmy says:

        No not really if the system is wholly made in Israel,They would sell it to us.Currently Nigeria has excellent relations with Israel.

        Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

      • lachit says:

        @jimmy
        yes the system is totally israeli made and they might have sold it directly to nigeria.

        and i found information that quite a few israeli companies have been doing business with nigeria like providing tactical equipments to NA eg jammers,voice encryption modules for 2 way radio etc
        also training for anti terror operations,bomb disposal etc has been provided.
        but all this has been kept low profile.

        comming to the topic it seems the NA needed a surviellance system that was simple to operate,easy to maintain, which required minimum trainning and could be easily mounted on already available vehicles like toyata hilux etc.
        the said version of STALKER FITS all the requirements.

        the south african connection is not important or relevent .i suggested it only because i thought US might try to pressure israel and israel in order to avoid it might use the south africans help .

  8. jimmy says:

    BEEGS
    Do you believe we have stopped procuring?
    oga COLONEL NGR
    i saw it yesterday i could not figure it out till beegs posted it then it all came together I went back to AUG2014 then jumped to Jan 2015 yes o this is how fast they jumped on this thing.
    Nigeria it appears will never be the same an angry giant is awake.
    The abillity to discern a problem act on it appropriately shows how deadly Nigeria can truly be.
    OGA AUGUSTINE
    ma binu i beg post picture of those ATGMs again o!

  9. and so the story keeps getting better. Kudos to the NA and may this re-tooling continue in every branch of our military and paramilitary forces “ad infinitum”. that’s how we stay ahead of the crazies

  10. ozed says:

    Super progress. Will contribute tons to the situation awareness of our Forward operating bases. No more surprise attacks!! Never Again!!!

    However, i am curious, i recall in the twilight of Gen Ihejirika’s time the Army engineers were working on some battle field surveillance systems what became of them??

  11. Kola Adekola says:

    Nice, but some suggested improvements. It would be great if the masts are telescopic though, so they can extend and retract. The tripods will stop users from being able to turn 360 degrees for panoramic viewing, so the device can be mounted on the bed of the pickup instead of outside it. There should also be some sort of shield protection for the user. My twopence.

    Soja’s sha! You have to be exceptionally fit! See how that Oga is posing so relaxed on the table that someone standing on the edge of the pickup is holding on two legs! Kai! Oga no de fia bekos e no say soja get muscle!🙂

  12. Also, how about mounting this device on a vehicle based on the IGIRI APC. basically something armored and preferably indigenous.

    • mcshegz says:

      Oga Adetayo’s Blog. I respect your hustle sir
      Im pretty sure tha’ll be the next step. Because the Surveilance crew would also begin to demand the same level of protection as their armored infantry peers. I wholeheartedly support the use of the Igirigi to achieve this purpose. Force multiplier is just a logical step in the evolutionary cycle, because how do FOB’s sleep well at night if they cant see deep into their surroundings, creating a temporary electronic wall of waves that indicate any form of intrusion. Naija neva go carry last oh, I am indeed very well impressed at the sheer ingenuity displayed.
      #VictoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain

  13. Naijaseal says:

    Oga beegs

    Sorry to derail, but i think this is newsworthy.

    NA detains loitering Aljazeera crews in the SoE
    http://defenceinfo.mil.ng/loitering-aljazeera-journalists-restrained/

    Some of our fellow countryman on twitter are already justifying what these Aljazeera guys did. SMH

    • Naijaseal says:

      I have the reuters correspondent and couple of other guys on twitter trying to say the whole thing was fishy. They do not want to obey NA directive and just stroll around the SoE. Is that ever done in the war zone? Is Nigeria an unlawful place? These foreign journos think they are above the laws of the land.

      Any foreign journo that is not following instructions laid down by NA in the SoE should have his/her visa cancelled and deported.

    • mcshegz says:

      Oga Naijaseal. I respect your hustle sir.
      This Aljazeera in particular just comes off wrong every time. But in this particular instance, rules and regulations have been laid down as per the movement of foreign journalists in the theater of operation, flouting said rules is tantamount to playing outside the confines of the law, hence if they feel that they their rights have been infringed upon, they should proceed to the nearest court and state their case, I doubt if Qatar based, monarchy led Aljazeera truly understand what these avenues of dissent really mean. Anyways, in any case, its only sensible to respect constituted authority led by a democratically elected government.

    • Jaspo says:

      Didn’t The Black Scorpion have some direspectful journalists flogged during the civil war?

  14. Number one says:

    Now this is progress.

  15. Interesting! They should be sent packing pls!

    Defence Headquarters

    1 hr ·
    .

    LOITERING ALJAZEERA JOURNALISTS RESTRAINED

    Two journalists working for Aljazeera Television who were found to have been loitering around areas where military operations are onging in the North East have been restrained in Maiduguri. The journalists, Ahmed Idris and Mustafa Andy who were noted to have been moving around various locations including restricted areas in Yobe and Borno State were also operating without any protection , accreditation or due clearance.

    They were accordingly monitored by military intelligence operatives until they eventually had to be restrained to their hotel in Maiduguri. This followed the increasing suspicion that their activities were aimed at interfering with the ongoing military operations in the area.

    The motive , activities and some material in possession of these individuals are now being investigated.

    It will be recalled that Foreign journalists have earlier been cautioned against unauthorised and unprotected movements around the military operations area. This warning is hereby reiterated until formally reversed or lifted. Appropriate arrangements will however continue to be made to assist duly cleared journalists to cover activities in the mission area within the limits of adequate safety, security & necessary procedures.

    • asorockweb says:

      Unfortunately the Journalists will be quickly released.
      The state of emergency laws are not in place, so there will be no legal basis to hold them.

      • Naijaseal says:

        @asorockweb
        So, under what law was the SoE declared? What does that declaration cover?

      • asorockweb says:

        Oga Naijaseal, without the SoE laws, the basic laws of Nigeria applies.

        The NA has a constitutional mandate to enforce security all over the country, but if these men have been recognized as journalists, them they will have to let them go – there are no grounds to hold them since no laws have been broken.
        The only other option is to charge them with espionage.

      • The parameters of d SOE are not definded under Nigerian law. So long as they are nt in the country illegally I cant see what we could charge them with ordinarily, except we wanna use espionage or supporting terrorists. They will be released after a few days max mayb hours sef

      • igbi says:

        Let us hope the aljazeera crew gets charged with supporting terrorism and spying on military facilities on behalf of terrorists.

  16. mcshegz says:

    Rumor from the rumor mills indicate “Two ‘loitering’ Aljazeera journalists restrained by troops in Maiduguri” hehehehehe, i cannot independently confirm this story🙂 but seems as if One Ahmed Idris and his cohort Mustapha Andy, have been supposedly remanded in their hotel for flouting military directives as to movement of foreign journalists; “foreign journalists have earlier been cautioned against unauthorized and unprotected movements around the military operations area”
    “They were accordingly monitored by military intelligence operatives until they eventually had to be restrained to their hotel in Maiduguri. This followed the increasing suspicion that their activities were aimed at interfering with the ongoing military operations in the area.”
    Seems the authoritative and despotic rulers in Qatar have learnt a thing or two from the powers that be about using journalists as seemingly effective covert operatives, shrouded under the guise of free speech and democratic values. How one can claim to have certain fundamental values and human rights without actually ever practicing said values continues to beat and mystify all sane and circumspect individuals. Nigeria continues to evolve and out-grow its timid and tacit overture behaviors;
    http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/50383-military-confines-aljazeera-reporters-to-hotel-in-maiduguri

    #VictoryForNigeria
    #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
    #FenceNigerianBorders
    #NeverAgain

    • igbi says:

      Aljazeera’s boss is a well known isis sponsor and boko haram is now a filial of isis. To me that indicates the motives of aljazeera.

    • tbite says:

      Praise the Lord! Now, this is more like it. Journalists cannot be performing their duties without adhering to protocol!

  17. Naijaseal says:

    I’m thoroughly disappointed in the way ppl politicise everything. One of the dudes on twitter supporting this Aljazeera rubbish is someone i know personally, a good guy, but cos it suits his political leanings, he is supporting what Aljazeera crews did. I weep for this country.

    We cannot seem to rise above politics. I tire for our people really.

    • mcshegz says:

      Gift and Curse of a truly democratic country. It will never totally agree on anything. People are free to express their opinions whichever way they deem fit. This freedom, we must continually fight and die for. Without this, we are no better than despotic, autocratic monarchy’s wherst from some claim an independent news channel came forth, satan fit born angel? is it possible?
      Oga Naijaseal. I respect your hustle sir.

  18. mcshegz says:

    How does one defend such a place? can you even begin to imagine the kind of headache this poses. This aerial view depicts the dilly-dally we witnessed up until a couple of months ago, mind you, all other towns in Borno look similar, which is why the new-battlefield-observation-and-surveillance-system is a game changer because it enables a handful of operators hold on to vast expanse of land, it allows them detect column movement in places not generally utilized by civilians, hence they can be engaged before they get close; this is indeed a game changer. Photo courtesy: Reuters.

    • asorockweb says:

      Oga mcshegz, I respect your hustle.
      But one would be tempted to call that a small village or a hamlet.

    • mcshegz says:

      But you catch my drift oga. These are some of the places listed as been captured by are-rams in recent past, complete with headlines and the paraphernalia of such propaganda. The towns in the North-East aren’t much different; the entry points are just endless, endlessly palpable. No doubt, the observation and surveillance systems have come at the right time. Kudos to DHQ
      Oga asorockweb. I respect your hustle sir.
      #VictoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain

    • beegeagle says:

      This is PURELY and PLAINLY desert country. Now you can see why we have been alarmed at the non-usage of MRLs to obliterate advancing BH columns.

      In terrain such as this, gun trucks/technicals/MRLs/AFVs/IFVs are free to go head to head without worries about collateral damage.

      Pls, Nigeria should acquire the Type 63 107mm MRLs as stand-off weaponry for use in precincts such as these. That is what Sudan use whenever they seek a decisive edge in Darfur.

      And pls, we really should at least be able to get 50% of our fleet of 195 Panhard AML 90 & EE-9 Cascavel AFVs, all armed with 90mm guns, up and running. The systems might be aging but the AML 90 has an in-depth upgrade package available and can still serve us until 2030, if upgraded.

      It is in places such as pictured above that they will roll over all BH fortifications and vehicles with direct hits which have little or no implications for collateral damage.

      Yeah, we also need truck-mounted 57mm guns which can be used for area defence. We can use the QINGQI or SAMIL 100 as carrier vehicles. We have to remain primed to engage in these 2015 kind of battles in the Northeast, well beyond 2018 before we can ease up a bit. The procurement and deployment has to go on.

      Five years after the NDLF of John Togo was pacified in the Niger Delta, the troops are still in advanced states of readiness. Never mind what should suffice in the Far Northeast.

      Please, no mistakes on this one o. Kai..see terrain. A tank or artillery gunner’s paradise. Theatre of dreams

      • BUCHI says:

        theatre no be small.360 rotational visibility,just acquire target and engage oh boy no restrictions no fence pls
        #fenceourborders
        #armnigeriatotheteeth

    • Are James says:

      Kudos for this technical deduction and clear exposition of the use case for ground surveillance systems

    • freeegulf says:

      oga mcshegz, even better sef. this should be a commander’s dream terrain. one can monitor them from a long distance, destroy their mobility or even channel them to a well prepared kill zone. this is a dream come true for any competent or resourceful officer.
      what they fail at is in reconnaissance. an elaborate multi layered system of early warning and recce would smash any assailant in huge numbers. in fact, with artillery, grid map, aerial surveillance, and functional supply system, the more attackers the better, for it would be faster to kill them before they raise another terrs heads.

      you should see what a triple canopy ‘ambush country’ looks like. were you can barely see your own palm in darkness, where visibility is reduced to less than 5 meters.
      i dare say the ground ops up north should have been a training situ for the army, not the headache it metamorphosed into.

  19. mcshegz says:

    And this is supposedly Nigeria’s border with Niger

    I mean, common.:-/

    • emereuwa says:

      Oga McShegz, abeg permit me to borrow…I respect your hustle sir.

      Do you mean that is our border with Niger?
      The photo had my jaw hitting my table, then my hands holding my head.

    • mcshegz says:

      hehehehehehe oga, na so we see am o, please humor me and tell me what you think it looked like, make i laff small heheheheh🙂. This is not the official border, obviously, normal human beings without malicious intent will follow the so called designated borders, complete with oficial structures of state; but sub-humans with evil intent have these expanse of land to ride through; see those grazing animals, freely roaming, well, there you have it, i refuse to call it a border anymore, because it just doesn’t look like one; Nigeria has no physical borders with its neighbors, just geographical ones, and what good has that done us so far.
      Oga emereuwa. I respect your hustle sir.
      #VictoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain

      • emereuwa says:

        Walahi, I go swear say that na somewhere in the outbacks of Australia or the grazing lands of New Zealand. Not a border between two countries.
        I think I have to join the chorus of Fence Our Borders Now!!
        Please consider me your newest recruit.
        Jesus! And we complain those vermin come in and go at will?

        Abeg make I still respect your hustle jare.

        #VictoryForNigeria
        #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
        #FenceNigerianBorders
        #NeverAgain

    • Sir Kay says:

      And we are surprised we don’t know our own citizens, how could we.
      That is an open space without any security, people will just stroll in and in a matter of days start residing in Lagos lol. Then they speak a language you don’t understand , but yet can’t argue with them since we have tons of languages anyways.
      So it’s hard to know who is who in that country.

      • mcshegz says:

        Even those cows can claim to be Nigerian cows hehehehehe, u no see am.
        I’m all for Africa’n integration, and free movement between ECOWAS and Africa in general, but please #FenceNigerianBorders, then leave the gates open for ECOWAS and African passports holders, albeit, after they’ve been scrutinized and duly registered, complete with bio-metrics. This way, we can effectively guard against saboteurs in all facets of the Nigerian Socio-Economic spectrum.
        Sir Kay. I respect your hustle sir.
        #VictoryForNigeria
        #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
        #FenceNigerianBorders
        #NeverAgain

      • Sir Kay says:

        @mcshegz. haha, Funny one lol. Well said.
        Perhaps if we keep shouting, someone will finally listen up

    • Are James says:

      @mcshegz LOL.
      You are on a roll today. There is no northern nigerian border, never has been.

  20. BUCHI says:

    HAHA LOL #FREEAJSTAFF SEASON 2 THIS one nah nigerian version ahmed idris is the most divisive of the two pls give him a lock down abeg ..they should know that we are more stubborn than the egyptians….as for last pic oga mschegaz is dat really nigerias”s border with niger cos what i see is no mans land..

  21. beegeagle says:

    MCSHEGZ, the first photo is PURELY and PLAINLY desert country. Now you can see why we have been alarmed at the non-usage of MRLs to obliterate advancing BH columns.

    In terrain such as this, gun trucks/technicals/MRLs/AFVs/IFVs are free to go head to head without worries about collateral damage.

    Pls, Nigeria should acquire the Type 63 107mm MRLs as stand-off weaponry for use in precincts such as these. That is what Sudan use whenever they seek a decisive edge in Darfur.

    And pls, we really should at least be able to get 50% of our fleet of 195 Panhard AML 90 & EE-9 Cascavel AFVs, all armed with 90mm guns, up and running. The systems might be aging but the AML 90 has an in-depth upgrade package available and can still serve us until 2030, if upgraded.

    It is in places such as pictured above that they will roll over all BH fortifications and vehicles with direct hits which have little or no implications for collateral damage.

    Yeah, we also need truck-mounted 57mm guns which can be used for area defence. We can use the QINGQI or SAMIL 100 as carrier vehicles. We have to remain primed to engage in these 2015 kind of battles in the Northeast, well beyond 2018 before we can ease up a bit. The procurement and deployment has to go on.

    Five years after the NDLF of John Togo was pacified in the Niger Delta, the troops are still in advanced states of readiness. Never mind what should suffice in the Far Northeast.

    Please, no mistakes on this one o. Kai..see terrain. A tank or artillery gunner’s paradise. Theatre of dreams

    • lachit says:

      @oga beegeagle
      in open terrain like deserts which contain high sand dunes and low depression terrain MORTARS are the best weapons to engage the enemy.they are cost effective too.
      because of their high arcing trajectories they can even take out targets hiding behind high cover or inside enemy fortifications.especially dug in positions.

      their minimum attank range is better than long range artillary and MRLs because of the highly parabolic path followed by the mortar rounds.also they have high rate of fire.

      u have 51mm 81mm 120mm 160mm calibre mortars

      The mortar is good for more than just ‘blowing up’ the enemy. There are numerous types of mortar rounds that are usually available. High explosives are the most common. Smoke rounds are used to conceal friendly movement or mark enemy positions for air strikes

      incendiary rounds when these rounds burst, they produce some fragmentation and dense smoke. The thermite canisters scatter and burn intensely, causing fires in exposed ammunition and fuel .

      Subprojectile warheads explode above the ground and scatter thousands of small, finned flechettes. These flechettes are deadly to unprotected personnel.

      then we have the MOBILE mortar carriers which provide close and immediate indirect fire support for maneuvering units while allowing for rapid displacement and quick reaction to any tactical situation. The ability to relocate allows for fire support to be provided in a quick time.ie SHOOT AND SCOOT.


      LT-MB mortar carrier


      chinese Type 07PA 120 mm self-propelled mortar carrier

      the BMP1 can also be converted to mortar carrier.BMP 2 already has a mortar carrier version

      together with (FO) forward observation teams and the recently acquired observation and reconissance systems the mortars will be very effective in open terrain conflict.

  22. drag_on says:

    We have been talking about long range surveillance systems like these, together with drones to help protect towns in the vast open spaces of the N.E. giving timely warning of possible assaults. These would be very important to keep the peace in those towns. Hopefully, they are configured with laser range finders and NVG’s, some with FLIR.
    Chai,but dem fall my hand small, had it been on an igirigi it would have doubled my joy. That thing looks like it was meant for the LAV. If it is not remote, a few optical fibres would do the trick to embed it into Igirigi.

  23. asorockweb says:

    Awesome job by the NA

    *See the problem
    *Understand the problem (Analyze)
    *Come up with an easy to implement solution (Design)
    *Execute the solution

    Next steps
    *Observe the implemented solution
    *Tweak, or return to the Analyze or the Design phase
    *Execute for effect! execute for effect! (mass produce)

    (Copied from the other thread)

  24. asorockweb says:

    It would be interesting to know if these 24hr camera systems are managed by the Signals, Engineering or Artillery corps.

    If the artillery corps, they could form a lethal partnership with the 40/57mm truck-mounted direct fire system we saw earlier. Better still, why not couple one of these camera systems with the same platform that carries the 40mm gun?

  25. asorockweb says:

    Couldn’t find the exact system the NA bought, but I found this:
    http://www.floatograph.com

    • mcshegz says:

      This is the system you’re talking about from Floatograph.com

      We definitely would not find DHQ’S system on the web because ours isn’t turnkey, we didn’t purchase the whole system outright; modules purchased would probably include, and maybe not entirely, the TV camera, the Thermal/FLIR camera, and the monitor/display(complete with a joystick for altering the systems orientation) present in either the passengers side or the back seat, depending on the dimensions of the screen; everything else would have been developed in Nigeria. Also, kindly note that Nigeria’s system based on the sturdy fastening to the body of the truck will be able to handle more steep bends with the mast fully deployed, hence, this system although not the most aesthetic pleasing is alot more agile, and efficient. Naija. I hail thee.
      Oga asorockweb. I respect your hustle sir.
      #VictoryForNigeria
      #ArmNigeriaToTheTeeth
      #FenceNigerianBorders
      #NeverAgain

  26. mcshegz says:

    And completely off tangent, according to Susan Rice; a whole National Security Advisor: “Chinua Achebe died today and was laid to rest in his native village” i mean, how out of touch can one be in this day and age where information is readily available to confirm or dispute ones notions? well, i guess when you have under your belt, cooked up stories of supposed Iraq WMD’s, falsely marching your people into a needless war of attrition claiming almost a million lives till date, then a simple Google search to confirm Prof. Chinua Achebe’s true date of demise is just a task too arduous; forget the fact that he died years ago:-/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/chinua-achebe-dead-again-on-social-media-2015-3

    [IMG]http://i58.tinypic.com/rtnuqx.jpg[/IMG]

  27. jimmy says:

    Are you Serious this is the NSA we are talking about did anyone tell her for real or was her account hacked?

  28. drag_on says:

    JF-17 block 2 makes it’s maiden test flight, development of twin sweater ongoing in China. Block3 to get AESA radar. Myanmar ‘seems’ to have made an order for the jet,with development attached.

    http://www.janes.com/article/49991/block-2-jf-17-makes-first-flight-ahead-of-block-3-improvements

    wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150325000059&cid=1101

    • rugged7 says:

      Abeg, who has any info on our JF17s??
      I have a funny feeling that we might wait till 2016 for the block 3..
      Meanwhile chad will pose problems for us with their sukhois.
      NAF!! NAF!! We need to pick up some sukhois NOW!!
      We are going to have a major tiff with chad very soon.
      After Gwoza and Sambisa, we have to drop at least one or two PGMs on those glory-seeking francophone motormouths; just to create “situational awareness” for them.

  29. rugged7 says:

    Some images from the last media tour :
    http://archive.noorimages.com/series/1.1072

  30. drag_on says:

    Well, the joke is on them now. The CIA supplied the Hazzm Movement in Syria ( non-government/elected or representative) with BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles in 2014 to fight Assad ( while telling us we are not responsible enough to get weapon systems from them). The weapons were captured/seized by Al-Nusra front. Now it seems they have passed it over to Al-Qaeda.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Rita_Katz/status/580462825467969536/photo/1

    wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazzm_Movement. ( add en.m. at the beginning)

    • Ufuo says:

      Oga drag_on, we dignify this Americans too much by Talkimg about them. If we were to deliberate on instances or cases where they have exhibited double standards am sure the list will be inexhaustible. So let’s leave them on their high horse while we progress with taking our land back from those scumbags.

      #NeverAgain
      #armourarmytotheteeth

    • Sir Kay says:

      Perhaps only negotiations might end this Gwoza saga, going by what that woman is saying, there seems to be way too many civilians being held by BK in Gwoza, going in guns blazing will be disastrous.
      That said, how on earth are these terrorists able to move so many captives from one town to another without those whose job it is to gather intelligence not know? That’s a massive failure on their part, hopefully every one learn from this and do better in the future.

      • Sir Kay says:

        BH* rather. Of course i also do not favor negotiating with these fools, but since BH have their wives and kids there, as claimed by this woman, maybe they will make them a deal to free their own families and the victims, leaving the military and terrorists to slug it out.
        I don’t know, just thinking out loud

      • Kola Adekola says:

        You always see Nigerian “massive failures” for phantom “news” and propaganda stories.

      • Sir Kay says:

        And you seem to be living in denial if you can’t see such failure, this article aside.
        We know Boko haram move its hostages, Did those hostages flew to where they are being held? A strong intelligence unit would have known these things before they even happen. So if its not a failure, i guess in your book its a success, ride on bro,
        Not here to argue, I’ve stated my point, keep your peace.

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        Oga Sir Kay, It was reported that at Bama, these guys murdered their wives before the fighting, so to have them upfront waiting in heaven. not sure that they care, but anyway we must be on the high pedestral and make that offer to let their wives Children, hostages leave and concentrated also those that want to surrender to come forth,remember that some of them were abducted and forced to fight, lets sow discord and break their ranks. don’t forget that they will be planting trees to re-forest the Sahel areas of the north for the rest of their lives from desert prisons as slave labour

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga Sir Kay, it is people who deliberately undermine security and those who never look deep before declaring “failure” that are the real problem in Nigeria.

        Even if the hostages did not fly to wherever they are held, do you realise that they were practically handed over to boko haram by politicians who received adequate warning that WAEC exams should be held in Maiduguri alone? Those politicians claimed they would provide security and against all advice, girls were gathered from far and wide and housed overnight without any form of security, ripe for boko haram to pick up.

        Do you realise that the Chibok-Askira Uba-Sambisa Forest-Gwoza axis is boko haram heartland?

        That is where those girls were taken by their state government, yet you claim it is a “massive Nigerian failure.” Of course, the state government that gathered those girls for an unguarded night in boko haram territory was until the recent military successes, the loudest advocate of “massive Nigerian failures.”

        In Nigeria, most times it is those working with boko haram and those who cannot be bothered to search deep that scream loudest about “massive Nigerian failures.”
        Nigeria’s worst enemies are within Nigeria, and Nigeria needs to do something about it.

      • Sir Kay says:

        Oga Kola.
        So here you are telling me, and every one else, that there hasn’t being intelligence failure regarding this war from the start? I hear ya.
        . As i said, no need to argue fort and back, and i remember saying i hope their capability get better as time goes on, i still hope that would be the case.
        i guess we both have difference of opinion, mine remain the same, let’s move on

      • Kola Adekola says:

        Oga Sir Kay, we are not talking about ambiguous “intelligence failures,” but how the Chibok girls came to be transported. Stop manufacturing “massive Nigerian failure” even where there has been success. Its like you are scrambling around to give a dog a bad name.

        There was no FG failure in the case of the Chibok girls, rather they were gifted to boko haram against more than one warning from our intelligence services.
        As I said earlier, ‘In Nigeria, most times it is those working with boko haram and those who cannot be bothered to search deep that scream loudest about “massive Nigerian failures.”’

    • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

      Sorry I meant and concentrated in isolation camps.

      • Sir Kay says:

        Capt, i doubt they will ever allow the able bodied men or young boys to leave, they will sure rather kill them, heck, they need all the fighters they can get for this one , so i doubt that. Only women and Children they might consider.
        And as for those wives they murdered back then, i think it also depends on how they acquire those wives. Some of those murdered women were probably spoils of war, that means there might have been no real affection there.
        But their real wives, who wasn’t their prisoner or captured from somewhere, they might make that exception and hand them over with the children, but hey, who knows right, their minds are the minds of mad men.

  31. jimmy says:

    I don’t know why he had to state the obvious he could of kept that info to his chest unless …… He knows something we do not know……. I mean he could of waited till SAT morning ……
    Sir Kay Honestly you cannot rationalize with Irrational Human BEINGS They are surrounded to the North , South , East and West with a Forbidden forests infested with Nigerian soldiers they are still launching suicidal attacks, Like the Interview that IGBI showed the NA and NAF have gone out of their way to avoid collateral damage in GWOZA but no map reading skills are required at this stage.
    I just wish GEJ kept that piece of info to himself.

    • Sir Kay says:

      I know brother, i would simply hate to have the hostages slaughter , that’s what scares me the most right now. The other news we read not long ago says these fools killed their so called wives, so who knows what will happen to those civilians in their prison.
      So it won’t be easy getting them out safely in a gun duel, that’s what I’m saying, but i also get your point.
      That said, as for the info given out, perhaps they already have the place surrounded and they can’t escape even if they try, who knows right.

  32. Mubanks Mohammed says:

    To think I was old that none of the Vicjers tanks was functional….,.

  33. Sir Kay says:

    That low life shekau should give us an update on how his awesome Caliphate is doing lately. Dreamer, to actually think he can take and hold towns, that’s a waste of effort on his part.
    Just hope they take him alive. We need to hear what he has to say

  34. Sir Kay says:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nigeria-denies-reports-mass-boko-haram-kidnapping-201448593.html

    I left a comment on Yahoo about this, one article stated that the kids were kidnapped while studying in class, in Damasak. I mean, this was a town controlled by BH, what class are they talking about when schools are shut and the terrorists have made clear they hate education lol.
    That said, so all of a sudden the terrorists just realized that troops are coming and now start ferrying almost 500 people away. Do you know how many trucks it will take to move that many people? insane story

    • Sir Kay says:

      “Instead, he said that as troops advanced, Boko Haram rushed to a school where people had been held after the insurgents had seized the town late last year.”
      My mistake, they weren’t actually in school studying, ha. More like a detention camp

  35. beegeagle says:

    Someone told me yesterday, Lachit, that these were manufactured by NAS and that they are 360-degree vision assets which are fully optimised for nighttime operations and can acquire sharp imagery within a radius of 5 miles on the average.

    • lachit says:

      @beegeagle
      if u take a look at the picture of both THE NA and israeli version in the collage that i posted u will notice that both the systems can swivle 360 degree and therefore provide all around surveillance.
      as i already mentioned they are both day and night capable.
      additionaly the pan, tilt and zoom(PTZ) features enables wide area coverage and great overall detail when zooming in.
      therefore major benefits of PTZ type optical systems can be summed up as follows
      1.large field of view
      2.built in motion tracking
      3.powerfull zoom
      4.full range auto focus
      5.day and night capability
      also frankly speaking the term PTZ (pan tilt zoom) sounds too oversimplified.it has MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE.
      the main OVERRIDING factors that decide a good optical system according to my limited knowledge are
      THE HARDWARE employed i.e sensitivity of the detectors(noise factor) and sampling resolution(no of pixels),also capacity to improve (S/N) signal to noise ratio thus allowing better performance at dimmer light/fast motion etc
      simply stating performance of ur optical system depends on these 3 factors noise resolution and sampling.realizing these in a PTZ optic system will give it high military grade performance and which i am sure has been already been done.
      THE SOFTWARE employed i.e ability to create efficient algorithms is important and necessay criteria for military grade optics.these algos can/and has been implemented to PTZ optic systems to realise better image base tracking etc etc

      so no need to panic .infant i am impressed by NA selection
      they have in all wisdow choosen the best approach crawl,walk, run
      and u guys should support them.

      as for weather these systems are manufactered in nigeria u ogas have the better resources to find that out.(HOME ADVANTAGE)😀😀

      and guys my assumption that the NA optical system employs israeli/nigerian PTZ day and night cameras is my own personal opinion which i arrived after going through all available resources at my disposal.only in future will it become clear weather i am correct or wrong.
      it is simply a small effort on my part to help u all.so plz bear with me
      thanks😀😀

    • Augustine says:

      Oga Beebeagle, nice job on the basic data you sourced. Oga Lachit , thanks for much added information. All my Ogas on this thread, una well done for so much useful contribution on these Nigerian army acquisition of battlefield surveillance telescopic mast mounted video-cameras, a new dawn has arisen.

      No more surprise attacks on our troops positions, and some 10 km radius battle space situational awareness for field commanders for ongoing battles and convoys in transit to avoid ambush. Also useful for special forces in recce and spy missions.

      Every Nigerian army battalion should have two of these telescopic cameras as one in operation, one as back up. Meaning we should have about 200 units of these equipment in NA. Would be nice if the carrier vehicle in near future is an LAV for light armour protection and self defence light machine guns cover.

      The full benefit of this technology is best appreciated in night combat when no eyes can see far without thermal vision. Daylight use is also important for on-going battlefield situation awareness and early warning-detection of approaching enemy forces.

      We welcome this ‘Land based AWACS’….did I say ‘AWACS’ ….? Figure of speech.

  36. jimmy says:

    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/03/jonathan-says-gwoza-to-be-liberated-friday/
    Not just a repost but CONFIRMATION from our discussion earlier apparently the Military guys told him.Just a bit of clarification …….still should of kept it to his chest.

  37. jimmy says:

    http://www.punchng.com/news/military-deploys-fighter-jets-attack-helicopters-in-gwoza/
    oga BEEGS, BUCH, XNUR44, SPIRIT, SOLOREX , ZACHARY ,AUGUSTINE, HENRY, SALEH, DOZIEX , TIM, AND ALL OTHERS, it appears H- Hour is upon us God’s speed, by the Grace of God/ INSHA ALLAH MAY GWOZA be liberated today
    May GOD/ ALLAH be with our Men and Women
    Amen.

    • xnur44 says:

      Correct, Gwoza will fall but existential threats remain.

      • jimmy says:

        Correct o mundo I would rather have them roaming the desertts and hills of no man’s lands of Cameroon, Chad and Niger Scavenging for food while been hunted down instead of sleeping in the same location more than 24 hours, the fear of Naija SF is the beginning of wisdom.
        What’s your take NOT on the recent aircraft ( MINE IS RESTRAINED) on our new and Best friends forever BFFF .America?

    • buchi says:

      PGA jimmy I feel.u it going down in gwoza but our SF have a lot of work to do

  38. @ Oga Jimmy! I see you

  39. xnur44 says:

    These are strange times jimmy, I rather say; keep your enemy lose and your ‘best friends forever’ closer.

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