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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:31am
[/b]CAS TOURS NAF BASE YOLA[b]

On 14 June 2024, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, arrived NAF Base, Yola, on operational visit where he inspected the various units and facilities within the Base. He also took out time to pay a courtesy call on the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, where he assured him of NAF's commitment to remaining operationally active in the State. The Governor also commended the NAF for its dedication to the maintenance of peace in the State.

Edward Gabkwet
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

15 June 2024

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:28am
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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:27am
[/b]OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY: CAS COMMISSIONS NEW RUNWAY LIGHTS, ISR WORKSHOP AT NAF BASE KADUNA[b]

Marking a significant milestone in the pursuit of aviation excellence, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar on the night of Friday, 14 June 2024, officially commissioned runway lights and state-of-the-art airfield facilities at the Kaduna Military Airfield. This major upgrade revolutionizes pilots' training practices, enhances safety protocols, and bolsters operational efficiency, thus signaling a new era in aviation standards in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). A day earlier, Air Marshal Abubakar had also commissioned the new Base Defence Coordination Centre as well as the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Workshop among other notable projects, signifying relentless dedication, unwavering commitment, and tireless efforts by the NAF to meet the defence and security needs of Nigeria.

In his remarks at the brief ceremony for the commissioning of the runway lights, the CAS expressed profound pride and joy at witnessing the airfield's transformation, despite previous attempts to modernize it. He highlighted the airfield's strategic importance, stating that the Kaduna Military Airfield, located within the NAF Base Kaduna, has been a major military stronghold since the Nigerian Civil War, hosting major operational units. According to the CAS, "the inauguration of the new facilities will help eliminate challenges experienced during night flying operations and flying in low-visibility conditions which hinder sortie rates and achievements of objectives." Speaking further, he noted that, "With these upgrades, the NAF will experience a significant boost in agility, enabling increased sortie rates and seamless day and night operations against adversaries. Moreover, our resilience will be enhanced, allowing us to quickly recover from adverse weather conditions and fulfill national security requirements more effectively, "he added.

The CAS also used the opportunity to assure Nigerians of a marked difference in the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality in the Northwest and beyond. He also praised the dedication of NAF engineers, technicians, and support staff who worked tirelessly on the project and acknowledged the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's visionary leadership, which he said has inspired transformative advancements in the NAF and national development.

Edward Gabkwet
Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

15 June 2024

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by bidexiii: 2:43pm On Jun 15
GabrielYulaw:


Ukra1ne is winning online. Russ1a is winning offline.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:44pm On Jun 14
[/b]NN AW139 helicopter operates onboard Spanish Navy OPV during Ex Obangame express 2024[b]

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:42pm On Jun 14
[/b]Cameroonian Air Force A109 Helicopters[b]

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:28pm On Jun 14
[/b]Big news from Sudan: RSF Major General Ali Yaqoub has been killed by Sudan Army.

Ali Yaqoub was the commander of the Rapid Support Forces in Central Darfur, playing a significant role in the operations of the RSF in the region[b]

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:40pm On Jun 13
[/b]TROOPS RAID IPOB/ESN TRAINING CAMP IN ABIA STATE, CLEAR BANDITS HIDEOUTS IN ONDO, RECOVER ARMS, AMMUNITION[b]

In a clearance operation conducted in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June 2024, troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with a Task Force Tactical Patrol Squad conducted a raid on a training camp of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) located in Ihechiowa community of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.

During the operation, troops successfully infiltrate and dismantled the camp, destroying all training apparatus and facilities found on-site. The raid marks a critical move in the ongoing efforts to curb acts of terrorism by IPOB and ESN, which have been linked to various security challenges and violence unleashed on innocent citizens as well as security operatives in the state.

In addition to the destruction of the training camp, the troops also targeted buildings used as hideouts for key ESN Commanders. The operation was executed with precision and yielded significant intelligence.

The raid operation was sequel to heightening terrorists' activities of IPOB/ESN, targeting law-abiding citizens and government agencies in Abia State and other parts of Southeastern Nigeria.

Further updates on the operation will be communicated as the troops continue with the operations.

In a separate operation, troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with other security agencies have successfully cleared bandits and criminals' hideouts around Irele, Igbobini and Segbemi Kiribo in the general area of Ese - Odo forest in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo state. During the clearance operations, the troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, one AK-47 rifle magazine, 5 locally fabricated single barrel guns, and one locally made pistol. Other items recovered from the bandits include 18 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 24 live Cartridges.

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:37pm On Jun 13
[/b]TROOPS ELIMINATE 6 TERRORISTS IN KADUNA , SEIZE GPMG, LARGE ARMS CACHE[b]

In a counter-terrorism operation conducted on Thursday, 13 June 2024, troops of the Nigerian Army deployed in Kaduna State have successfully neutralized 6 terrorists and recovered a substantial cache of arms. The operation, which targeted identified terrorists hideouts in the Birnin Gwari general area, is part of a special clearance mission aimed at restoring peace and security in the state.

The troops conducted a thorough clearance across Maidaro, Ngade Alha, Dogon Dawa, Damari, Saulawa, Farin Ruwa, Maganda, Sabon Layi, and Kampanin Doka villages. Troops made initial contact with the terrorists in Saulawa, where 2 terrorists were immediately neutralized. During this encounter, the troops recovered a Baofeng Radio and a motorbike,

The mission continued with further combat engagements in Farin Ruwa, where the troops neutralized additional 4 terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 2 AK-47 rifles, 6 AK-47 magazines, one FN rifle magazine, 22 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 51 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, and another motorbike.

The successful clearance operation underscores the Nigerian Army's commitment to eradicating terrorism and ensuring the safety and security of the citizens in Kaduna State and other trouble spots.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:24pm On Jun 13
[/b]Guardians of Homeland Security[b]

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 11:01pm On Jun 11
AskiaHarem:


I remember last year when Russia started asking to buy some of there equipment back from customers to bolster there campaign in Ukraine. The reports said they mainly asked Brazil, Egypt, Belarus, Pakistan. As far as Africa goes only Egypt has agreed. I wonder if they bothered approaching other African countries I can’t imagine anyone agreeing regardless.



The truth is only Egypt & Algeria has large quantity of Russia equipments.
I don't think other African countries has high stocks of Russian equipments talk less of selling them back.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:28pm On Jun 11
bidexiii:
[/b]NA FV103 SPARTAN[b]

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:19pm On Jun 11
[/b]NA FV103 SPARTAN[b]

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 10:04pm On Jun 11
[/b]#THROW BACK[b]

Late Lt Col AH Ali, leading is SOF Team in the North East theatre.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by bidexiii: 9:56pm On Jun 11
Reasi Search Ops

Search operations by Indian Army are going on in Reasi after a bus was targeted by terrorists in the Reasi district of J&K on 9th June 2024 that left 09 people dead and 41 injured

Terrorists opened fire at the 53-seater bus carrying pilgrims when it was en route from Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine at Katra near Teryath village in the Poni area. The bus plunged into the deep gorge following the gunfire.

As of now, multi-dimensional cordons have been set up in the area, and a thorough combing operation, supported by surveillance equipment to track down the attackers, is believed to be hiding in the rugged terrain. The drones, helicopters, and patrol parties equipped with K-9 units are being used to search the forest areas, and a large number of Indian Army PARA SF troops are also seen during the ongoing search and cordon ops.

#IADN

Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 1:28pm On Jun 11
davefurn:

They are improving at a rapid pace from what I'm seeing. Also air defences are trained, you don't use s400 for a drone threat. It's a long range defense system. Patriot early days in Saudi Arabia during the Iranian drone attacks also failed. It's the pac3 type patriot missile that was perfected
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-refineries-drone-attack.html


Even the patriot system has failed so far in the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The US Army initially said the Patriot achieved an 80 percent success rate in Saudi Arabia and 50 percent in Israel. Those claims later were scaled back to 70 percent and 40 percent.


[/b]For me Neither the Patriot nor the S-400 are as effective as claimed[b]

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:14am On Jun 11
bidexiii:
The Chinese has taken over the arms market in Africa

New acquisitions in the Mauritanian army include the WMA-301 assault gun, the MCAV-20, Dongfeng Mensghi armored vehicles equipped with TY-90 short-range defense system and many others.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:13am On Jun 11
The Chinese has taken over the arms market in Africa

New acquisitions in the Mauritanian army include the WMA-301 assault gun, the MCAV-20, Dongfeng Mensghi armored vehicles equipped with TY-90 short-range defense system and many others.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:03pm On Jun 08
Large handover of new APC/MRAPs and other equipment to the Burkina Faso’s armed forces

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 10:01pm On Jun 07
kabe1:


It would be nice to have an ecosystem of defence manufacturers.

However we're seeing decent progress.

Yeap...
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 1:23pm On Jun 07
kabe1:
Nigerian made VTOL UAV


This EPAIL are not joking at all, PROFORCE has to be on top of their game.

I'll love to see some serious competitions between these two in terms of hardware products and military innovations.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 9:38pm On Jun 02
Uganda: Images showing emirati made Streit Tornado mine resistant ambush protected vehicles produced at the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) factory of Nakosongola.

Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 9:36pm On Jun 02
kabe1:
Nigerian made Drone.

These are optimized for grenade, mortar drops like we have seen in the war in Ukraine.


Are these PROFORCE made drones ?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 6:17pm On Jun 01
GabrielYulaw:


Oga mi, nothing in our constitution grants the NA the power to arrest civilians. So, why are they so casually breaking the law while in pursuit of lawbreakers? So many of those they are arresting will be t0rtured, others repped and some will disappear never to be seen again. Like this same thing has happened many times before, so we all know how it ends for those unlucky enough to be arrested.

Is it that the NA does not know that going after bad guys in this way will only win them more support? When IPOB comes to where these mass arrests took place and starts saying that the [/b]NA is out to exterm1nate igbos[b], won't all the listeners take them seriously? Hasn't the NA learned anything and why do they love repeating glaring mistakes?

The job of the NA is to defend our territorial integrity and not to be arresting civilians, shaving guys with dreads or closing plazas.

If this is what you believe then .....
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:20pm On Jun 01
[/b]OPERATION LAKE SANITY 2 CONTINUES DESPITE TERRORIST PROPAGANDA [b]

As Operation Lake Sanity 2 progresses, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is addressing recent propaganda spread by ISWAP terrorists urging Kukawa and neighboring communities to flee or face attack. Unfortunately, some media outlets have inadvertently amplified this message, overlooking its implications. This reprehensible propaganda is a blatant act of intimidation, a desperate move by a group on the verge of defeat.

As multinational troops intensify operations, such propaganda is likely to increase, making it crucial for communities to remain steadfast, vigilant, and confident in their safety. The MNJTF and Nigerian Operation HADIN KAI troops are firmly committed to safeguarding Lake Chad Basin communities. They are actively pursuing Boko Haram terrorists, moving swiftly and decisively to neutralize any threats. Their presence and continued operations serve as a robust shield against this menace.

The terrorists' so-called ultimatum is a clear sign of their frustration and diminishing power. Their capability to conduct ground operations has been significantly impaired, pushing them towards using scare tactics like Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at every opportunity. By issuing such threats, they aim to spread fear and disrupt the lives of Lake Chad Basin residents. It is crucial not to succumb to their tactics but instead to demonstrate resolve and fortitude.

We urge the residents of Kukawa and neighboring communities to remain united and vigilant. Report any suspicious activities to the troops immediately. Collective vigilance and cooperation are essential during Operations Lake Sanity 2 and beyond. Our unity is our strength, and together, we can ensure the security of the Lake Chad basin region.

ABUBAKAR ABDULLAHI
Lieutenant Colonel
Chief Military Public Information Officer
N'djamena, Chad
31 May 2024

Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:18pm On Jun 01
[/b]PRESS RELEASE ON ATTACK ON TROOPS OF OPERATION UDO KA AT CHECKPOINT IN ABIA STATE ON 30 MAY 2024[b]

Troops of OP UDO KA deployed at Obikabia Junction Checkpoint in Obingwa Local Government Areas adjourning Aba metropolis in Abia State were attacked and sadly killed by terrorist of IPOB/ ESN. The troops deployed to enforce peace in the area and protect the citizens were massed attacked by the terrorist. The terrorist in 3 tinted Prado Toyota SUVs and others from builtup areas surrounding the checkpoint, sprang a surprise attack on the checkpoint.

The attack sadly took the lifes of 5 personnel of the armed forces killed in action. The armed forces mourns the death of these troops as each and every soldier lost in battle is a terrible loss. Meanwhile, investigation are ongoing concerning the attack.

Overall, it must be reinterated that the lifeline of the terrorist is the people and this situation is no exemption. Winning the war without the support of the people is close to impossible. The IPOB capitalised on this to perpetrate attacks on the troops. The situation leaves more to be desired.

Accordingly, it is absolutely imperative that the military retaliate against this dastardly act against troops. The military would be fierce in its response. We would bring overwhelming military pressure on the group to ensure their total defeat.

EDWARD BUBA
Major General
Director Defence Media Operations
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 5:16pm On Jun 01
GabrielYulaw:


Nice. I really love how the NA dey move.

Imagine a valuable asset like this and it is not being used to go after the 100K bandits out there who are making things hard for everyone via food price increases and insecurity. Instead, the asset is being used to terrify the civilian population. Wonderful.

See, 5 NA were keeled at a junction in Aba. The proper thing to do would have been to trace the keelers. There are videos of these guys out there and face recognition software, plus other gizmos would be more than enough to pick up their trail and eliminate them. In fact, the whole IP0b, Boko Haram and bandit thing should have been wrapped up years ago if we had serious governments.

Instead, those gunmen in Aba were allowed to kee and go unhindered, with the NA coming much later to pack civilians who were nearby when these NA were keed. What law hands the military the power to arrest and detain civilians? What law gives them the power to dictate how civilians should dress and look? Can they not see that when they act like they are above the law, they lose respect, inspire resentment, contempt and anger?

When these gunmen strike again, you will see people hailing them and I don't blame them.


I do not supoort oppression on the general populate or innocent civilians, but the IPOB and killing of uniform men is getting out of hand the South. This was out terrorism started in the N.E, I don't see anything wrong in this show of force, it's not has if the T129 ATAK helicopters was raining down fire on a neighborhood or an area.

And how do you know it has only been deployed to the Southern part of Nigeria, these are hardware that could be rapidly deployed anywhere.

Lastly I saw the video of NA arresting civilians and of which most where women, on my own side I condemn these andbits somehow unprofessional. But keys look at the other side of the coin, when such arrest are made they will get valuable information from this arrested people. Because this IPOB militant are not ghost and they are people's relative, who live among humans too.

For me I see nothing bad in deploying these assets to hot conflicts zones, they could be quickly deployed to other theatres too.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 9:29pm On May 31
[b][/b]NAF T129 ATAK HELICOPTER SIGHTED TODAY IN ABIA[code][/code]




https:///AbiaIndigene00/status/1796576295587082476?t=vEpeK5BMW32FKGJoep2wqQ&s=19
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 12:26pm On May 31
Toju200:
they didn't commission the trekker helicopters yet NN502 and NN503

Please expantiate
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by bidexiii: 7:49am On May 31
kabe1:
Nigerian Navy has now received all 3 x Leonardo Helicopters it ordered.

The Nigerian Navy currently has a fleet of 14 x helicopters.


That's massive for the @NN
Heard 2 Leonardo, 1 hydrographic survey ship & 2 fast patrol ships during the 68th anniversary
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 7:43am On May 31
[/b]Members of the Ivorian Special Forces conduct building clearing operations as part of the culminating exercise of #Flintlock24 in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, May 23, 2024. Flintlock is @USAfricaCommand's premier and largest annual special operations exercise[b]

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by bidexiii: 8:25pm On May 30
[/b]The newly commissioned HQ Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Asokoro in Abuja[b]

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