BATTLEFIELD IMAGERY: THE LIBERATION OF MUBI BY THE 115 TASK FORCE BATTALION IN PICTURES

A MT-LB multipurpose tracked vehicle (left) and a Landcruiser gun truck at Mubi

The Commanding Officer , 115 Task Force Battalion which recaptured MUBI, Lt Colonel Danjuma Abdullahi(middle) addressing his men at their base

Men of the 115 Task Force Battalion in bullish mood following the recapture of MUBI

A T55 tank in Boko Haram hands which was destroyed by a T72 AV tank at the Mararaba area of Mubi metropolis

An insurgent-operated motorised machine gun destroyed at Mararaba

PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

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  1. oneskusman says:

    NEWS RELEASE

    ESTABLISHMENT OF MILITARY COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE FOR OPERATION ZAMAN LAFIYA

    1. In compliance with the Presidential pronouncement and the Chief of Army Staff’s directive, a reconnaissance and advance team for the establishment of Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) for OPERATION ZAMAN LAFIYA for the fight against terrorism and insurgency has moved to Maiduguri, Borno State. The team, which is led by a Two-Star General, has already commenced work in earnest and it is comprised of elements of the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, all the relevant Army Headquarters Departments and other combat support components. The Centre will serve as a forward command base for the Chief of Army Staff and other Service Chiefs.

    2. The Centre is essentially an elaboration of an already existing Army Headquarters Command and Control arrangement. From now on, the fight against terrorism and insurgency would be monitored, coordinated and controlled from this centre. I wish to inform you also that its establishment would not create another layer of command structure but would add impetus and renewed vigour to OPERATION ZAMAN LAFIYA, all aimed at bringing terrorism and insurgency to an end. An alternate command centre is also being established in Yola.

    3. Thank you.

    SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN Acting Director Army Public Relations Sent from my Samsung device

    • colloid says:

      It’s good though because it will boost the morale of troops. The consciousness of the presence of the head of the Tri-service will go a long way in fostering unity and hardwork. They know they wont have lack of needed platforms/munitions for any Ops.
      Welfare of troops will be “elevated” and that would bring seamless interaction and Timely Battlefield Awareness/Assessment.

      I still think that this will spell DETERRENCE to those lousy neighbours. It will also serve as a means of covering(ISR) all of Borno and environ for signs of ‘leakages’ either from BH or Chad.
      I only hope in the nearest future to have a complete Radar coverage of our Country.

      • buchi says:

        the only thing that give me hope abt this move is the fact that the C nd C asset is duplicated in the same location..info dissemination nd feedback would be made a lot easier..deterrent hum.synergy is first needed..my fear is rank rivalry especially since Maj gen adeosun has done a good job.let’s see how it goes

    • beegeagle says:

      Thanks for sharing this news release. The effort is much appreciated

      • Eeben says:

        Beegeagle, please send me an email address. I am trying to send something to you but your old email address just bounces my mails back at me.
        Rgds,
        Eeben

  2. lachit says:


    @all
    this is a design for a 73mm multi barrel rocket launcher system for the igirigi apc.
    the 73mm multi barrel rocket launcher system consist of 2 parts.
    1.the rotating and elevating mount which recieves the rocket pods.
    2.the rocket pod which consist of 18 rockets. can be made into 24/32 rocket capable on further redesign.
    this type of 2 piece configuration simplifies and make for faster loading / unloading procedure.
    also good for maintenance and repair.

    crew consist of
    1.gunner who has a gunner console for feeding necessary fire solutions to the rocket launcher.
    2.loaded for loading rockets into the empty pods and subsequent loading og rocket pod into the launcher mount.
    3.observer who plays the role of fire control office and general helper.

    the apc comes with a simple pod and ammo loading system which uses roller based loading trays so that the rocket pods can be moved with mnimum effort

    during transportation the whole mounted laucher is retracted into the apc and the retracting hatch cover is used to shut the hatch.
    good for camofoulage enemy will not know if it is a normal apc or a bad ass rocket launcher carring apc.
    and for the rest the picture is self explanatory.
    regards

    • mcshegz says:

      Truly amazing to see the endless possibilities for the Igirigi; it shows once again that anything is pposible with the right sense and duty to country; we cannot continue to solely rely on imports for our national defense, just does not make economic sense. Nigeria must be able to defend itself appropriately even when she’s isolated; we must be able to secure our national interest without seeking anyone’s permission:-/
      Oga Lachit. I respect your hustlte sir

      • Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

        Oga Messhegz, I assure you that as of now, Nigeria has the capability to build any thing from Aircraft carrier to Space programs, but the missing thing is the will from the top to order it.
        http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/05/two-teen-brothers-build-mobile-web-browser/

        These are secondary school kids without any external coaching or degrees. The younger generation is being held down by the analogue phone age guys, (They bettered Google chrome). If nobody of our generation could not think of this or have the will to execute this type of projects, then let them step back and stop holding the clock. Same gos for the manufacture of military equipment. It is not the resources, the knowledge or skills that is missing in the country, it is just the will and directives to execute. Igirigi, as we all have seen on this blog. how health minds ( Lachit & Co) blog have made innovative modifications ( on paper) to the original design. I do not see how we are going to be able to maintain the vast , variety of APCs and IFVs in top form, due to the array of logistic involved and the economics of different spare’s inventory and cost.

        The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.
        Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
        Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
        Osine and Anesi launched the mobile browser on the Mobango app store before moving to Google Play Store to try and reach a wider audience. As you read this piece, the browser currently has around 100 to 500 downloads and they do not have ads in the app yet. They both began developing an Android web browser, which they named Crocodile Browser Lite, about a year ago out of boredom.
        Due to their strong interest in technology, they decided to create a functional, fast browser for feature and low end phones because, according to them, “We were fed up with Google Chrome.” Osine who told TechCabal in his pitch mail said: ‘’I write the code, my brother designs it.”
        Born April 28, 2001, his interest in computers began at age seven. It was also at this age that he and his brother, Anesi Ikhianosime, who was 9 at the time, came up with the idea of starting a company.
        Recalling how it started, Osine said, they first named it ‘Doors’ with Microsoft’s Windows, but when they discovered that the name was already in use, they had to change the name to BluDoors. Relating his experience, Osine said: ‘’When we decided to learn to code at age 12 and 14 respectively, I didn’t let my uncle’s belief that it would be a tough feat to achieve deter me.”
        On his part, Anesi said: “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said Anesi. Meanwhile their mother, Mrs Ngozi Ikhianosime, who is a Mathematics teacher said: “Osine could already use a PC before he could read at age three. It is all he does since he learnt to code.”
        The mother who ascribed the success to Greensprings Schools, said students of the school have access to computer and internet facilities, just as personal laptops are made available to each of them at home. “After Anesi is through with his secondary school education, he will attend A levels, after which he will go to MIT in Boston for his first degree, because the university has the facilities he needs to learn.” She said.
        Their father Mr Philip Ikhianosime, who is the Head of Management Services and Human Resource Manager at an Insurance Company says the boys developed interest in PC usage very early. He agrees as well, that his children’s school is very instrumental in their continued interest in programming.
        Anesi says that he’d like to develop another app that solves real social problems, such as traffic and communication. The brothers are releasing a new version of Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 this April.
        – See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/05/two-teen-brothers-build-mobile-web-browser/#sthash.OfIcKJtN.dpuf

    • Bharat says:

      I simply can’t understand the rationale of your designs, This and previous, A 106mm ‘shelled’ RCL mounted ‘on’ or rather ‘in’ a APC body even if envision-able, a MRL?
      I am not picking up on your design, which are good by the way. But if your MRL operator needs protection from small arms or splinters, then you are doing something somewhere wrong.

      • lachit says:

        @bharat
        LOL expand ur horizons and google
        chinese and east europeans,even russia have mounted small calibre rocket mrbl on suv sized vehicles and apc
        what i have dont is mounted a 73mm calibre mbrl on an apc.do u know the size of a 73 mm calibre mbrl it is not large easily fitted into a suv/apc
        hell the syrians and isis have done similiar things with small calibre mrbl and recoiless launchers, ie on suvs, land rovers, small size trucks etc.
        what i have done is 100 percent possible i am sure its feasibilty.
        as for protection it is same as offered by the normal igirigi apc
        all the RCL and mbrl versions wont come into direct contact with enemy or operate in isolation.there will always be accompanied by troops.
        in indian armoured doctrine mbts are followed by ifv carrying troops mounted and dismounted to take care of the assymetrical warfare factor.
        also can u name a weapon system which 100% fullfills all criteria.there will always be plus and minuses.depends on how u will use it to ur advantage.

      • lachit says:

        “what i have **dont** is mounted a 73mm calibre mbrl on an apc”
        typo : should be **done**

      • Bharat says:

        The ‘rationale’ of any design can’t be simply ‘others have done it’. Can it?
        I am asking about your design. If you are confident of the ‘feasibility’, you need to prove it. Isn’t it?

        What have Chinese or E. Europeans done? Or what have the Syrians jerry-rigged? Both have deferent rationale.
        The design you have proposed has different ‘rationale’ than the above two example.

        We aren’t talking about ‘weight’ or other factors.

        I am not asking you about ‘whether’ it is possible. But why have you done what you have done. Or designed it in a particular way?

        A design shouldn’t cover all possibilities ( possible or imagined) but should cover the ASQR/ GSQR.

        ==============

        Let’s keep things simple.

        1. The IGIRIGIRI APC is built on a commercial drive-line and chassis. Most probably ‘Land Cruiser’ series. So it has a ‘up’ approach. And hence it cannot be taken as a existing platform.
        Thus your first mistake. You have taken the APC as a existing platform, which you have ‘modified’ to come to your existing design.

        Thus, was my question in the previous thread.
        Why have you mounted the RCL in a ‘full cab’ and not make it a ‘half cab’ design.
        Why have you made the RCL to be inside the ‘cab’ when not engaging?

        Again you may say ‘protection’ while ‘loading’ and ‘operating’. Good.

        But again there is a catch.

        Apart from practical problem (if any), like open hatch while firing, which can cause the ingress of hot gasses into the ‘cab’.

        There is a ‘pertinent’ question of ‘how much protection’?
        Cause, many military men want level of protection in a platform, which protects when not in contact and when in contact. But shouldn’t hinder ‘from contact’.

        Let me elaborate. For a infantry or CI ( well this will go under support, but still valid) the objective is to have a ‘contact’ with the enemy and ‘engage’ with them to destroy them.

        So, travelling in an ‘apc’ protects when not in contact. BPJ protects while ‘in contact’. But, if some design tries to ‘eliminate’ the need for disembarking and further operations like combing or plain search. That has to be avoided. Because it discourages contact.

        Now, recheck your design in the light of above.

        ===================

        PS. I am not trying to discourage you, you have come up with good designs. Along with that you to answer why you have done something, and how chosen it from the alternatives available.

        For a design engineer, a design is ‘never wrong’ as it conveys an idea, a thought process. The important parameter being why have you approached it in a way that you have. That is, clarity of ideas.

        Hope, I would see new designs from you soon.

      • lachit says:

        @bharat
        i actually like and enjoy ur questions
        it makes me scratch my head more than often😀
        so plz feel free to ask
        more the merrier
        will answer ur questions in a step by step manner

      • lachit says:

        @bharat
        “The ‘rationale’ of any design can’t be simply ‘others have done it’. Can it”
        why not .other have done it why not improve on it. competiton is a good driver

        “We aren’t talking about ‘weight’ or other factors.”
        even a layman knows this that if u add additional weight in the form of addon weapons u have to factor in weather the chassis is able to carry the additional load and firing stress or not.
        also the engine and transmission block has to be accessed on wheather it can provide the suitable power for mobility or not.
        upgrade solutions always is there .too many vendors/inhose capability exists who will be happy to provide solutions

        “but should cover the ASQR/ GSQR”
        haahaaha😀😀 i am 100% sure u in the indian army or ex or in close contact.
        and man this is just a design which i made to excuse my self from studying.and because kola adekola suggested it.
        if ever any country decides to work on the design it will surely comply with the laid down ASQR/ GSQR quidelines.

        “The IGIRIGIRI APC is built on a commercial drive-line and chassis. Most probably ‘Land Cruiser’ series. So it has a ‘up’ approach. And hence it cannot be taken as a existing platform.Thus your first mistake. You have taken the APC as a existing platform, which you have ‘modified’ to come to your existing design.”
        i beg to differ. igiriri may have a commercial drive line but the chassis is purpose built therefore wrong assumption on ur part.
        many powerful military vehicles are based on commercial engines and transmissions with only slight modifications .u have any idea on how a armoured chassis is built?
        no, it can be taken as a platform with addition strengthing of the load bearing parts + a integrated roll cage lining the frame.+ strenghted suspensions etc cant discuss all better leave it to proffessionals who will do a better job than u and me.

        “Apart from practical problem (if any), like open hatch while firing, which can cause the ingress of hot gasses into the ‘cab’”
        obiviously therefore the hatches will be closed and provisions for hatch cover under the roof when the launcher is above the roof will be made .not really possible to show all options with my limited CAD skills.

        “So, travelling in an ‘apc’ protects when not in contact. BPJ protects while ‘in contact’. But, if some design tries to ‘eliminate’ the need for disembarking and further operations like combing or plain search. That has to be avoided. Because it discourages contact”
        LOL man this mbrl apc will go in with other apcs which will be loaded with troops.
        so all the soldiers inside the troop carrying apcs can have a merry time comming in contact with enemies as much as they want.the mbrl apc is only to provide support to soften up enemy and disloge them from bunkers trenches etce etc and does not carry any troops for combat.only the crew members.

        “Now, recheck your design in the light of above”
        lol i wont recheck even under gun point

        “I am not trying to discourage you”
        i know. but even if u did, u will fail miserably 😀

    • lachit says:

      this picture shows the procedure of loading/unloading of rocket pod which is very simple

      • lachit says:

        @all
        this simple modification of the hatch cover should take care of the problem of hot gases ingressing into the apc during firing (a pt. raised by bharat)

  3. nice simple and and well tought out @ Lachit. still investigating what you do for a living Lachit. may be closer than you think……lol

    • lachit says:

      @mcshegz Adetayo’s Blog
      thanks
      if this time i flunk my job exam (considering instead of studying i am doing all this)
      i am heading straight for nigeria for job and accomodation hehehe😀

      • You’ll be welcome @Lachit, hope you play cricket?. but fear not you shall pass.

      • colloid says:

        Oga lachit, nice concept but why turning the APC into an MRL? I think they are both for different job. BTW, i saw the sense in your concept–an APC-RL. You know the feelings you have that it’s “just” an APC and you engaged it only to your surprise, something pop-up from the hatch and before you figure what it is,…… BOOM!!! A projectile has blown up a target. I Like that concept. A “stealth”(practically because it can retract) MRL. You would have Hit the enemy and be home for tea before he knows what hit him.

        See, you won’t fail your exam. We’ve seen your passion for Nigeria. But dont worry, You are welcome to Nigeria anytime.

      • lachit says:

        @colloid
        “but why turning the APC into an MRL”
        after the modification it becomes a MRL carrier only.carries only the crew.
        73mm rocket launchers are light enough to be carried by the apc so turn the apc into a MRL carrier platform.will not carry the troops.better option than a open covered suv/jeep/truck etc
        to take advantage of home grown options by addition of easily modifiable/simple weapons

      • lachit says:

        @Adetayo’s Blog
        yes play cricket
        but like football better

    • Trigger says:

      Oga lachit with all this your rebel designs you’ll soon redefine warfare.

  4. BH has really gone back to the bombing matter

  5. makanaky says:

    Suicide bombing is what they have left, how are they going to capture any territory for more than 72hrs without a punitive and decisive response from the military ? I have a feeling that what we are experiencing now is a result of Chad creating an escape route for some high cadre BH members when the heat was on.
    The truth will be out one day.
    The main job at hand at the moment is for DSS and MI to fish out collaborators and plus where this bomb makers are and how they are smuggled into Maiduguri

  6. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Dear Makanaky, For this the cooperation of the CJTF, who are embedded in the community and ” know, “who was missing” and “who just got back”, will make life easier for the DSS and MI, there is need to integrate them and establish a trust and an effective , protected line of communication. People know or suspect who they are, but without trust and safe line of Comms they would not risk BH reprisals or think that they might be arrested and detained by the authorities

  7. Capt Tobias Wilcock says:

    Oga Messhegz, I assure you that as of now, Nigeria has the capability to build any thing from Aircraft carrier to Space programs, but the missing thing is the will from the top to order it.
    The younger generation is being held down by the analogue phone age guys, (They bettered Google chrome). If nobody of our generation could not think of this or have the will to execute this type of projects, then let them step back and stop holding the clock. Same gos for the manufacture of military equipment. It is not the resources, the knowledge or skills that is missing in the country, it is just the will and directives to execute. Igirigi, as we all have seen on this blog. how health minds ( Lachit & Co) blog have made innovative modifications ( on paper) to the original design. I do not see how we are going to be able to maintain the vast , variety of APCs and IFVs in top form, due to the array of logistic involved and the economics of different spare’s inventory and cost.
    These are secondary school kids without any external coaching or degrees.

    The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.
    Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
    Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime
    Osine and Anesi launched the mobile browser on the Mobango app store before moving to Google Play Store to try and reach a wider audience. As you read this piece, the browser currently has around 100 to 500 downloads and they do not have ads in the app yet. They both began developing an Android web browser, which they named Crocodile Browser Lite, about a year ago out of boredom.
    Due to their strong interest in technology, they decided to create a functional, fast browser for feature and low end phones because, according to them, “We were fed up with Google Chrome.” Osine who told TechCabal in his pitch mail said: ‘’I write the code, my brother designs it.”
    Born April 28, 2001, his interest in computers began at age seven. It was also at this age that he and his brother, Anesi Ikhianosime, who was 9 at the time, came up with the idea of starting a company.
    Recalling how it started, Osine said, they first named it ‘Doors’ with Microsoft’s Windows, but when they discovered that the name was already in use, they had to change the name to BluDoors. Relating his experience, Osine said: ‘’When we decided to learn to code at age 12 and 14 respectively, I didn’t let my uncle’s belief that it would be a tough feat to achieve deter me.”
    On his part, Anesi said: “I learnt to code by myself. I started in 2013, I used sites like Code Academy, Code Avengers and books like ‘Android for Game Development’ and ‘Games for Dummies’,” said Anesi. Meanwhile their mother, Mrs Ngozi Ikhianosime, who is a Mathematics teacher said: “Osine could already use a PC before he could read at age three. It is all he does since he learnt to code.”
    The mother who ascribed the success to Greensprings Schools, said students of the school have access to computer and internet facilities, just as personal laptops are made available to each of them at home. “After Anesi is through with his secondary school education, he will attend A levels, after which he will go to MIT in Boston for his first degree, because the university has the facilities he needs to learn.” She said.
    Their father Mr Philip Ikhianosime, who is the Head of Management Services and Human Resource Manager at an Insurance Company says the boys developed interest in PC usage very early. He agrees as well, that his children’s school is very instrumental in their continued interest in programming.
    Anesi says that he’d like to develop another app that solves real social problems, such as traffic and communication. The brothers are releasing a new version of Crocodile Browser Lite 3.0 this April.

  8. lachit says:

    @bharat and all

    this will give u a good idea of the size of a 70-73 mm calibre mbrl system.best suited for mounting on light carriers for mobility.

    chinese mounted a 105mm howitzer on what!!! a mini truck (suv sized)

    what is this!!! RCL mounted on maruti 800😀 from libya
    https://images-blogger-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/proxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.janes.com%2Fimages%2Fassets%2F617%2F44617%2Fp1568463.jpg&container=blogger&gadget=a&rewriteMime=image%2F*
    Iranian Safir jeep!!!! with a 107 mm multiple rocket launcher hehehe
    and the final blow to all critics

    meet the highly accurate Hanwha (70mm) multiple rocket launchers, jointly developed between South Korea and Jordan mounted on what!!! suv lookalike

  9. lachit says:


    Iranian Safir jeep!!!! with a 107 mm multiple rocket launcher hehehe

    and so why not an apc???

    generally in nature(evolution) , life, everything including weapens GFs😀 those who have learnt to adopt adapt and mould new ideas into practice have generally survived and progressed.
    look at israelis ,chinese, americans they are full of ideas and innovate like crazies.and thats why they are on the top.
    indians are on the other hand with a few exceptions are just the opposite.u just have to see the daily news talk shows/discussions to get my point.
    unless and untill the citizens of a country open up themselves for new ideas,tech,thoughts,creativity in any field without any hinderance from their countrymen they will progress.otherwise they will eat sleep lecture and then one day die.

    • lachit says:

      @bharat
      “indians are on the other hand with a few exceptions are just the opposite.u just have to see the daily news talk shows/discussions to get my point.”
      i have a feeling u might think that the following line is directed at u .
      plz rest assured it is not .i have only pointed out the prevailing mentality in my country which u might agree or may be not.
      only hope fellow nigerians and others learn from this

  10. lachit says:

    @bharat
    “I am not asking you about ‘whether’ it is possible. But why have you done what you have done. Or designed it in a particular way?”
    LOL it is 100% possible

    why i have designed in this particular way
    1.lets assume i am nigerian looking to add some fire power on wheels.
    so it is natural that i select the IRIGIRI apc which is manufactured inhouse.so a good opportunity exists to modify it inhouse by incorporating new engines/transmission(if required) and strengthing the chassis/suspension since i already have the blueprint.will promote development of local resources and talent.
    2.an apc is far far better option than an open mini truck suv or a half cab for mounting of RCL and small calibre MRL.it offers better protection from bullets/sharpnels/weather/rigors of travelling in the desert etc.
    further the apc provides full protection .the protection level can be increased based on requirements.
    3.as **COLLOID** mentioned below the surprise factor.both my designs for the RCL and MRL are retractable which makes them indistinguishable from the normal apc.good for camofoulage.u get to have the element of surprise.
    4.the retracting system for the RCL and MRL is also helpful for loading/reloading of ammo under protection from fire from enemies.ammo is carried in armoured individual containers mounted along the sides of the apc.

    also the containers have blow out panels facing the side of the apc.ie the side of the apc can be so configured that in the event of explosion of any of the ammo rounds,the explosion is directed outwards out of the apc into the open by the simultaneous blow out armoured panels just like in a MBT.(now this is a really innovative idea hehehe)😀

    5.also cage like armour can be added to provide protection from rpg.
    6.also i see the potential of the IRIGIRI apc to be redesigned in both size and power pack with amphibious capability to further enhance its capabilty.it will be useful in the delta regions plus the added fire power will add the much needed punch to the troops who are inadequately armed with high calibre weapons.

    6.i have made the provisions for addition of surviallence systems in the way of day and night cameras which will help in accurate fire control.all this cannot be mounted on a half cab as the electronics and sub systems will be exposed.more over the foot soldiers can utilise these surviellance systems for their own requirements in standalone mode.also the powerful communication suite carried in these apc will help the foot soldiers in case their own gets busted.

    7.most importantly moral : a exposed crew will always be jittery of explosions,bullets flying all around him.inside an apc he /she will have peace of mind to carry out his mission.

    @bharat
    do u know why lca project is all f****d up because inability to see beyond so so design,over sophistication,want all,i can do all,too many know all brilliant minds.
    a foreign consultant advised on adding levcons/lift generating controls but this was rejected but the same is being implemented now in lca mk2 both in AF and IN versions since the lca mk1 fails to provide enough manuverability/AoA. LOL
    i always believe things like this shows the nature of the country and its people.
    and an analyst only needs to look into how projects are run inside a country to profile the basic nature/behaviour/potential(good/bad) and its prospects to become a prosperous or a disintegrating country.
    regards

  11. buchi says:

    a dual service drill was held between the army nd navy in kaduna spanning a period of three days.

    involving endurance nd advanced trench warfare
    recon plus surveillance nd inter comm provides by a cessna

    IED course,diffusion nd detection..

    advanced use of recoiless guns etc.

    courtesy A I T.

    in anoda note oga beegz u have been silent on my question..is beegeaglesblog@ovi.com still functional..I have been sending nd resending a personal mail for 3 weeks nd my mailer deamon keep returning n error msg.abeg answer me now

  12. buchi says:

    the varieties of modification that can be made on the igirirgi is really astonishing .lachit keep me on my toes abeg.nd pls keep a full catalog of all designs for modification for the igirigi..especially on the last turrent u made…it may be useful soon…apart from an MLRS ..the igirigi can be converted into a mobile comms vehicle still bearing its APC fire support role but acting as a battlefield Intel nd info medium btw ground nd batt or brig HQ point handling a sector..basic nd advanced comms but with integrated mid level encryption system..our very own enigma

    • lachit says:

      @buchi
      thanks
      “the igirigi can be converted into a mobile comms vehicle still bearing its APC fire support role but acting as a battlefield Intel nd info medium btw ground nd batt or brig HQ point handling a sector..basic nd advanced comms but with integrated mid level encryption system..our very own enigma”
      one of the most basic and most usefull configuration/varient.
      even the apc in its present form can be configured easily.
      better keep in mind to install a auxillary power generation unit inside the apc.
      will lessen the strain on the power pack and enable the high power comm equipments to operate in silent mode.
      i suggest SATCOM recievers for recieving data from satellites ,ISR planes,UAVs for on the field and real time analysis will enable fast distribution of analysed actionable data to the in-battle ground troops.

  13. Bharat says:

    Really? @Lachit.
    If you search the archives section of Gen. Beegs blog, for who posted the picture about the 2.75in and 57mm MLRS, and article about Hydra70, you may stumble upon your’s faithfully. So, rather being completely ignoramus about shuch developments around the world, I have a wee bit of idea about them, thanks to posters like you in different forums.
    =======================
    Now, let’s talk about the design itself before going into the philoshopy of the design. Thenafter I shall reply to @Lachit’s posts.

    Lachit said your objective of this design was to leverage the existing design and the platform of the APC ‘IGIRIGIRI’. Right?

    SO, in our course of correspondence what you have conceded.

    Lachit said, [even a layman knows this that if u add additional weight in the form of addon weapons u have to factor in weather the chassis is able to carry the additional load and firing stress or not.
    also the engine and transmission block has to be accessed on wheather it can provide the suitable power for mobility or not.
    upgrade solutions always is there .too many vendors/inhose capability exists who will be happy to provide solutions ]

    1. The engine needs to be uprated or changed ( if need be).
    2. The Chasis need to be strengthened. ( if need be)

    3. So, if the engine is uprated and chasis strengthened, then obiviously the drive line/ transmission and braking needs updating as well to cater for the changes, isn’t it?

    4. I can hire a consultant for it. Ofcourse you can, if you aren’t averse to paying them consultaion fees hourly.

    For me, I can avoid all of the above if I can procure a larger engine/chasis of commercially available 2T truck.
    The engineers (in house) who designed the armoued shell around the Land Cruiser Engine/Chasis to make it IGIRIGIRI APC can redesign the ‘blue print’ to build a new shell around the new engine/chasis just by upscaling the existing design.

    ====================

    The approach difference between the two of us is that one is suggesting hiring of external consultants for something that has a varying outcome. While I am focousing on in house capabilities about something that has already been done before by the same team.

    Which approach is better?

    To know which approach is better,
    1. We need to access what advantage I get in continuing on an existing platform ( In this case IGIRIGIRI)? Commonality?

    What does commonality provides?
    1. Spares
    2. Know-how to repair.

    Both gets off-setted. If you choose a commercial and popular engine/chasis, you get both spares and know how to repair easily. So, commonality has no use here.

    ==========================

    But, biggest problem in this approach is fequent redesign from elementary level.
    Let, me elaborate.

    After say @lachit’s design is successfull. Your client, the Nigerian Army comes to you and says, the 70mm rockets aren’t being effective, design me one with 105mm rocket pod. Then what? If you follow @Lachit’s principle, you have to design it over once again. Calculate the weight penalty, check if it is possible or go for uprating or if that fails, you shall be forced to adapt a new platform.

    But, if you design keeping in view future upgradation and updation, it’s better if you go for a clean design which caters for it rather than utilising an existing platform.
    By this you will get a family of light MRL’s with it’s own commonality to take advantage.

    =========================

    But is @lachit’s approach wrong? Absoultely NO.

    Then where is it applicable? When there is an existing platform.

    Let me elaborate. You have few dozens of t-55 tanks which you can’t field in the primary role because it’s not effective.
    Then you decide how to use it. You finalize to convert it to a heavy APC.

    In designing that, ie converting T-55 to APC, you follow a approach which is similar to @Lachit’s.

    ======================

    It’s not like that NA has a socres of unused IGIRIGIRI that needs to be put to use. So, it offers no advantage to treat it like a ‘existing platform’.

    =======================

    But, can IGIRIGII be converted to any other role. Yes, it can. Something which doesn’t put penanties and redesign like.
    1. Mobile Command post.
    2. Mobile satalite terminal.
    3. Mobile Recon vechile with various sensors.

    =========================

    In design engineering, there are many possibilities. But you have to choose the best suited to you.
    Will continue with other aspects of the design later.

    • lachit says:

      @bharat
      “The approach difference between the two of us is that one is suggesting hiring of ***external*** consultants for something that has a varying outcome. While I am focousing on in house capabilities about something that has already been done before by the same team.”

      u are again assuming things . no where did i use the word ***external*** consultants.i meant the manpower, expertise in the country.
      what does the following quote mean “will promote development of local resources and talent.”
      infact my sole idea behind all this was to draw out the capability of nigerian techs for inhouse development.

      “But, if you design keeping in view future upgradation and updation, it’s better if you go for a clean design which caters for it rather than utilising an existing platform”
      a different POV which is also correct.
      arguments and counter argument will always be there but at the end of the day the most feasible solution will see the day.the solutions proposed are not radical upgades involving mind blowing weapon upgrades, as if i am integrating a 90mm cannon on a apc?
      u have to start some where why not from the igirigi apc.then the experience drawn from integrating weapons on it can be implemented in to new and much more capable platforms which have been designed inhouse for specific roles.

      “But, biggest problem in this approach is fequent redesign from elementary level.”
      again assumption.
      if the NA tells that it needs a 122mm rocket pods(no 105mm calibre rockets exists).
      i can assure u that they will be asking its implementation on a tracked vehicle like apc tracked carriers or t55 etc.
      no person in his right mind will go around asking for integrating a medium/heavy category weapon system on a light weight carrier.
      and the talk of upgrading/getting a new redesigned igirigi apc to cater to heavy category weapon is hogwash because then the igirigi will move from an apc to a different class/category vehicle. not worth the effort for just integrating a simple weapon on it.
      better solution to design a totally new tracked category platform catering to specific needs.

      “In designing that, ie converting T-55 to APC, you follow a approach which is similar to @Lachit’s.”
      yes but not a light category weapon.better option is to mount a medium /heavy calibre weapons on a medium/heavy carrier.otherwise it will be like giving a airgun to ur elite commandos to fight.my designs tries to fit light category weapons on a light category vehicle ,how difficult is it to understand that.

      “It’s not like that NA has a socres of unused IGIRIGIRI that needs to be put to use. So, it offers no advantage to treat it like a ‘existing platform’. ”
      thats the reason in the first place i am proposing the light weight category weapons integration to it so that the apc has more options and is ordered enmass.

      “1. Mobile Command post.
      2. Mobile satalite terminal.
      3. Mobile Recon vechile with various sensors. ‘”
      already done one design i gave 2-3 threads dealt with the 3 rd option.and in my reply to buchi above proposed the 1,2 option buchi prposed the 1st option actually .read it to see that there is no difference of opinion on this.

      “In design engineering, there are many possibilities. But you have to choose the best suited to you.”
      ie the best possibilities that suits
      1.you?
      2.me?
      3.end user (nigerian army)
      answer: end user (nigerian army) [and me] hehehe😀😀

      • Bharat says:

        Hope you know the difference between *********external******** and ************foreign**********.
        For external can also be in-country consultants. They also charge consultation fees.

        Lachit said. [“too many vendors/inhose capability exists who will be happy to provide solutions” ]

        Vendors are never in-house/internal experts. Look up the dictionary before accusing me of misquoting you.

        ======================================

        Second,
        you said [“if the NA tells that it needs a 122mm rocket pods (no 105mm calibre rockets exists).
        i can assure u that they will be asking its implementation on a tracked vehicle like apc tracked carriers or t55 etc”.]

        My mistake 107mm rocket.
        107mm rocket on a wheeled platform, 122mm rocket wheeled platform 270mm rocket on wheeled platform MLRS and 330 mm rocket on a wheeled platform exists.

        Hope the designers of the above systems weren’t as mad as a hatter to have chosen wheeled over tracked platform.

        Exactly opposite, it’s worth the time to spend designing a specific and special design for a specific purpose than to waster man hours of proving the versatility of the light APC.

        If you want to jerry rig something rather design, put a rocket pod on top of the APC. ( even that has problems) and be done with it.

        The encapsulated design, the traversing head, the loading tray, blast-bolted walls are not worth a dime if you are a notch above the fan-guy level.

        Also, I haven’t suggested mounting anything on T-55 APC. That was an example of design approach.

        I suspect I haven’t made any sense to you over this. Thus it would be my last post about the designs that you produce.

        Good Luck.

        PS.
        Don’t crib that Nigerians don’t think differently except a few, and you can gauge their mentality from talk shows, as you have said about Indians, if something like what you are proposing isn’t ordered by MoD Nigeria. Because end user is Nigeria.

      • lachit says:

        @bharat
        “Don’t crib that Nigerians don’t think differently except a few”
        u r real good at assumptions arent u.
        u forget that other bloggers can read and comprehend what all i have written on this blog.

        and by the way what r u some hot shot who goes all gung ho on a FAN BASED drawing/design .
        if u r ,then do better than that, rather than browbeat others into submission with ur opinions.

        “mentality from talk shows, as you have said about Indians”
        u r last reply certainly proved my point about certain indians.

        and this is my last reply to u ever.
        good luck
        regards

  14. Oje says:

    Oga igbi, hand over that pill you are taking, i promise i wont tell anybody.

    • igbi says:

      I can’t wait for Nigeria to have the presidents of Russia and China on official visits. And we have to be conducting military exercizes together with Russia and Egypt.

  15. lachit says:

    @ll
    many threads ago i had posted a article where 2 nigerian teen boys had developed a home grown rocket based on suger and another unnamed material for propelling the rocket.
    can anyone identify the 2nd material?
    it is very easy
    class 9 chemistry level
    hint:its an oxidiser (while the suger acts as the fuel)
    anybody?

    • lachit says:

      typo *suger* it is sugar
      what the hell

    • Are James says:

      Hydrogen peroxide would do if you can get enough of it.

      • lachit says:

        @are james
        the correct answer would be potassium nitrate.
        other nitrates can also be used like calcium or sodium nitrate.
        ammonium nitrate which is used in agriculture as a fertilizer can also be used,but this has been banned in many countries because of their use in making IEDs.
        ratio of oxidizer to fuel is 65 : 35 generally.
        actually the combined mixture of sugar and kno3 is a solid fuel.
        and is used by hamas to make improvised rockets to target israel.

        except for proffessionals solid fuels are safer to handle than liquid fuels.

        h2o2 if used, will be in liquid propellents/fuels, so risky to handle and much complex to design the rocket.it is my view though,not too sure.

  16. Are James says:

    The T-55 tank in the picture looks like it was disabled by an ordinary high explosive shell not the HEAT shell that would be fired by T-72.

  17. Trigger says:

    @lachit continue your innovative ideas. I’m solidly behind you. You can’t imagine how much i’ve learn’t so far.

    There’s no yardstick for measuring warfare so any approach is acceptable.

    • lachit says:

      @tigger
      thanks
      some people dont realize that i am just a ordinary person like many of u .
      and all/many of u possess qualities way better than me, and doing things ,going places which i can only dream of.
      i am doing all this to give some meaning to my life and maybe inspire some of u to similiar things way better than me.
      every body wants to matter in life ,albit the paths are different.
      whats wrong is people trying to discourage others under the guise of constructive criticism.
      i hope u can see what i mean.
      some here may not like me ,i cant help it can i,
      even if there is one person ready to learn from me
      i will be honoured to oblige him.
      and similary learn from him.
      it is simply a matter of ur outlook to life and things in general.
      best summed up by this saying
      “TWO MEN LOOKED OUT OF THE SAME WINDOW, ONE SAW THE STARS AND THE OTHER SAW THE MUD”
      regards
      and thanks again

  18. Manny Aydel says:

    @Oga Lachit, you’re an inspiration. I am thrilled at the prospect of south-south cooperation which your interventions on this blog promote, as well as the international appellation it further confers on Beegeagleblog. Nobody knows it all like you said. but we sure are learning from one another. We are indeed doing so, with your interesting perspectives and suggested innovations, as well as those of the tested hands on this site. Keep it up sir.

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