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|Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by lionel4power(m): 9:48am On Feb 15|
It appears that the Nigerian Air Force aerospace engineers have designed and manufactured a new class of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) called
Tsaigumi Unmanned aerial vehicle. This was revealed on the Nigerian Air Force website on FEBRUARY 6, 2018.
The new Tsaigumi UAV was built by the Nigerian Air Force aerospace engineers and would be unveiled on February 15th at the Nigerian Air Force Base Kaduna.
Responding to online Request for Information (RFI) the NAF Spokesman AVM OA Adesanya revealed that the newly developed Tsaigumi UAV is the first NAF's 'operational ' indigenous UAV which might indicate that the Tsaigumi UAV would be deployed operationally in a combat theater.
The Tsaigumi UAV has an uncanny resemblance to the previous Gulma drone which itself looks like the Amebo drone. Gulma and Amebo most likely acted as a testbed for further Research and Development (R& D) into UAV development.
He further stated that the Tsaigumi UAV would be used in the restive North-East combat zone.
In May 27 2014, the NAF PR & Information Director, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas, told news media that the Gulma could not be used in the restive North Eastern Nigeria due to difficulties in mass producing it. He also said that the Gulma operators were still undergoing training.
Nigeria has a history of operating UAV's, the country is one of the first in Africa to induct armed drones into active service. Other UAV in Nigerian service includes:
. Israeli made Aerostar drone (grounded)
. CAIC CH-3 UCAV
. Nigerian-made Amebo drone
. Nigerian-madeIchokwu Handheld drone
. Nigerian-made Gulma drone
. DJI Phantom-4 drone
. Yahbon Flash UAV(ordered)
Tsaigumi UAV specifications
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by Kalapizim(m): 9:56am On Feb 15|
Way to go NAF, we shall get there.
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by jeronimo(m): 10:04am On Feb 15|
It's about time.
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by tdayof(m): 10:16am On Feb 15|
Mission range 100km
Land and sea Operations
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by EASY39(m): 12:00pm On Feb 15|
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by EVarn(m): 1:02pm On Feb 15|
Good development. Next thing is to create a weaponized version of it and then mass produce, at least we can augment our pitifully outdated and scanty combat aircrafts with a bevy of advanced armed drones.
Better intelligence gathering with an added advantage of precision strikes.
|Re: Tsaigumi UAV: Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone. by Horus(m): 9:35am On May 18|
Nigerian Air Force Develops New Drone
President Muhammadu Buhari commissions NAF's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Tsaigumi)
The Tsaigumi UAV is the first indigenous operational Remotely Piloted Aircraft designed and produced by personnel of the Nigerian Air Force.
The air component is expected to deploy for military operations in the northeast after the induction ceremony
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