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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 7:09pm On May 27, 2020
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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 7:08pm On May 27, 2020
COVID-19: NAF UNVEILS LOCALLY-PRODUCED EMERGENCY VENTILATORS, APPEALS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT FOR MASS PRODUCTION

In furtherance of the drive to provide indigenous solutions to tackle the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has unveiled 2 emergency ventilators produced by a Team of Researchers from the Air Force Research and Development Centre (AFRDC) and Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna, in partnership with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. The emergency ventilators, tagged ‘NAF E-Vents’, were unveiled today, 27 May 2020, by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in Kaduna.

Before today’s unveiling ceremony, the prototype E-Vents had been subjected to successful animal testing using both canine and porcine test subjects The objective of the animal testing was to demonstrate the capacity of the Ventilators to support recovery of patients with respiratory diseases, including Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The tests were also necessary to validate the effectiveness of the ‘Assist Ventilation Mode’, where the ventilator detects a breath from a patient being treated and synchronizes the equipment with the patient's breathing. The NAF E-Vents, which are intended for use when conventional invasive respiratory support resources have been exhausted, were found to deliver very satisfactory performance in air volume control and assist control modes and are now ready for human testing and further certification by relevant agencies.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, the CAS, who was represented by the NAF Chief of Standards and Evaluation (COSE), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Remigius Ekeh, stated that the devastating effects of the COVID-19 require that ingenious and proactive steps be taken in order to protect lives and avert any form of national tragedy. He noted that the NAF had continued to vigorously pursue a robust and result-oriented Research and Development (R&grin) policy with emphasis on the provision of indigenous technological solutions. In this regard, he said, the NAF had engaged in strategic partnerships with some Ministries, Departments and Agencies so as to reduce dependence on other nations. “Our modest efforts have yielded results and positively impacted our operations”, the CAS added.

The CAS stated that in the quest to contribute towards self-reliance in the battle against COVID-19, a team, comprising NAF personnel and researchers from partner institutions, was convened to research into the production of the emergency ventilators. He noted that the team commenced work in early April 2020 and within 3 weeks had developed 2 prototypes. According to him, “having seen the progress made, it became necessary for the prototypes to undergo animal testing to ascertain their capacity for use on patients with respiratory illness. Accordingly, the NAF partnered with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ABU to test the effectiveness of the Ventilators using a dog and a pig as test subjects. I am glad to note that the tests were successfully completed and the equipment is now ready for human testing and certification by relevant agencies”. He however emphasized that private sector investment would be required for mass production of the ventilators.

The CAS also noted that the unveiling ceremony was a further demonstration of his resolve to ensure that NAF continues to make significant contribution to the development of the Country and thus become an Air Force that is the pride of every Nigerian. He assured that the Service would continue to invest in R&grin to promote, enhance and optimize indigenous innovations and technologies for national development. The CAS congratulated the NAF Standards and Evaluation Branch as well as the R&grin Team for the successful production of the functional ventilators. He also thanked the management and staff of ABU, Zaria for the support offered towards the completion of the project, noting that the partnership would continue to wax stronger to enhance the development of the Country.

Earlier in his welcome address, the NAF Director of R&grin, AVM Paul Jemitola, stated that the NAF had made giant strides in the area of R&grin under the visionary leadership of the CAS to the extent that R&grin had become the norm in the Service. “By investing in high quality training of personnel, innovative approaches to issues and encouraging out-of-the-box thinking, a lot of solutions to operational challenges in the NAF have been locally developed through R&grin thereby saving huge resources,” he said. According to him, the culture of creativity engendered by the CAS is in line with his Vision of self-reliance and self-sustenance in defence and other aspects of national life, especially at a time like this when all hands are on deck to confront the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The highlight of the event was a presentation/demonstration of the NAF E-Vents by the Leader of the NAF R&grin Team, Group Captain Osichinaka Ubadike, where he gave details of the development process as well as additional highlights of the animal testing conducted at ABU Zaria.

Present at the unveiling ceremony were the representative of the Vice Chancellor ABU, the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University, Professor Jacob Kwaga; the Commandant AFIT, AVM Abdulganiyu Olabisi, as well as Commanders of co-located NAF Units in Kaduna and other senior officials from ABU Zaria.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
27 May 2020

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by Kabe2: 5:19pm On May 27, 2020
nemesis8u:
2nd squadron of LCA raised today

No 18 Squadron "Flying Bullets" resurrected with LCA fighters.

Coincidentally No 18 squadron has the honour of being the squadron whose pilot, only one till date in IAF, who was awarded Param Vir Chakra the highest gallantry award that too posthumously. He engaged 6 enemy aircrafts , shot down 3 while defending Srinagar airport all on his own during 1971 war . He unfortunately was shot down during the very same air battle and died. He was flying a Gnat against enemy Sabres.


This plane is a very capable replacement for the MIG-21.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by Kabe2: 4:33pm On May 27, 2020
Indian Air Force LCA Tejas

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 2:14pm On May 27, 2020
SamuelAnyawu:


Oga this is a battle discussion thread of which everyone can discuss their opinions here about military operations.

A thread I will post what I observed in the Northeast and someone in Ojodu Berger will say it's a lie grin grin

We move joor cheesy

There's a difference between having battlefield discussions and constant moaning.

If you want to moan and complain, go to military verified social media accounts.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 12:51pm On May 27, 2020
komekn:


Peoples lives are at stake indeed people have died and are dying and you call it fun.

Nonsense talk. This thread is not army headquarters. Take your complaints to them.

Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Headquarters all have very, very active social media handles.

Take your complaints to them, you continue to bore and drown this thread with your unsolicited meaningless diatribe.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 8:45am On May 27, 2020
Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet avionics upgrade.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 9:58pm On May 26, 2020
Juchii:


I think every African country should support Gen. Hafter because for me, this is like an invasion of Africa continent by the Europeans using make up stories and excuses just like the way they did in Iraq.
They are trying to colonize Africa for the second time and steal their resources

France, America and Russia support Hafter.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 9:42pm On May 26, 2020
S400:


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Algeria changed its constitution which prohibited its army from carrying out operations beyond its borders surely because of the situation in Libya, to respond to any kind of agression towards its territory or airspace .

so it's going to be a big mess these next months . lipsrsealed

Algeria supports Khalifa Hafted right? Not openly?
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 1:46pm On May 26, 2020
@S400 , what are your thoughts on the above. I will like to pick your brain.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 1:45pm On May 26, 2020
NEWS: Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya
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"For too long, Russia has denied the full extent of its involvement in the ongoing Libyan conflict. Well, there is no denying it now." - Gen. Townsend

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 9:01am On May 26, 2020
Nigerian Air Force MI-17e

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 8:58am On May 26, 2020
jl115:

Stop being Stubborn mate wink we've had this argument before and my point is still that the A109 was, is and never will be an Attack Helicopter simply because you strap rocked pods on to it.

Now let it go wink you do you and ill do me!

The A109K is an attack helicopter.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 8:09am On May 26, 2020
jl115:
let's just agree to disagree for the sake of the thread wink

There is nothing to agree to disagree. The designation of an equipment in a military service determines it's use.

NNS Karaduwa is a Seaward Defence Boat in Nigeria, in other navies, it is called a Midshore Patrol Boat.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 8:01am On May 26, 2020
FIGHT AGAINST INSURGENCY RECEIVES BOOST AS NAF SETS TO ESTABLISH A VIRTUAL FOB IN DAMATURU

In order to further boost the response capability of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE to threats in Yobe State, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is set to establish a virtual Forward Operating Base (FOB), with a helipad and refueling facilities, in Damaturu, the State capital. This was made known by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, yesterday, 25 May 2020, while on an inspection of the facilities in Damaturu. This is just as the Yobe State Governor, Honourable Mai Mala Buni, who later accompanied the CAS on the inspection of the helipad, commended the NAF and the ATF for their immense contributions towards ensuring a gradual return to normalcy in the State.

In his remarks at Government House Damaturu before the inspection, Governor Buni said the fact that the Eid-el-Fitr Celebrations were marked in relative peace was as a result of the bravery and commitment of NAF pilots who not only conduct daring air raids on terrorists’ locations to destroy their facilities and neutralize their fighters but also respond speedily to distress calls to support their comrades fighting on land when locations in the State are under attack. He said Yobe State would remain indebted to the NAF for such commitment and would therefore continue to support all initiatives of the Service to enhance its capacity to respond to any threat in the State. Governor Buni equally thanked the CAS for his support in the realization of the Damaturu International Cargo Airport project, which he said would witness its first test flight on Friday, 29 May 2020.

Earlier in his remarks, Air Marshal Abubakar, appreciated Governor Buni for his personal commitment and tireless efforts that had facilitated the speedy execution of the helipad project. He noted that the enhancement of NAF facilities in Damaturu would reduce reaction time and ensure greater effectiveness and efficiency in mission accomplishment. He said this would even make it easier for the ATF to sustain the surveillance of the Maiduguri - Damaturu Highway which had brought some level of succour to commuters. The CAS said the NAF, working in synergy with sister Services and other security agencies, would maintain the tempo of operations with a view improving security in Yobe State.

The CAS, who was accompanied on the visit by Branch Chiefs and Directors from Headquarters NAF as well as the Commander ATF, has since returned to Abuja.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
26 May 2020

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 1:26am On May 26, 2020
jl115:
you mean Super Puma attack helicopter grin grin

No it's not. The Nigerian Air Forces designates it as a transport helicopter. It's primary role is transportation. It is just armed with a rocket pod.

The A-109K is used primarily to carry out light attack missions, it is designated as an attack helicopter in NAF service. It was purchased to perform that role. It has much more improved engines and avionics to allow it perform that role.

2 different helicopters.
Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 11:56pm On May 25, 2020
Nigeria

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 11:53pm On May 25, 2020
If for any reason you don't feel comfortable with what is posted in this thread, you can as well stop coming.

We have alot of 5th columnists in this thread and the other military thread.

To you fools, stop visiting the threads.

To the fools that like to 'like' disparaging post, while hidden/ staying anonymous.......

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 10:21pm On May 25, 2020
nemesis8u:


I don't know about the maintenance of his gun

But if he rode that kids bicycle to work , his balls sure is in need of some maintenance grin

grin grin grin grin

That's not an FOB though.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 5:36pm On May 25, 2020
Nigerian army soldier cleaning his HMG

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 5:35pm On May 25, 2020
Algerian army T-90 Tank

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 5:34pm On May 25, 2020
marvin906:



should NAF acquire something like this or it's far fetched

Before you get a system like the SAAB Global Eye, you have to have a pretty large fighter force, I'm talking a minimum of 40 units of 4th Gen fighter jets, if not it's a waste of resources as you won't be able to maximize the full potential of the system.

With regards to our surveillance capabilities, for the size of our Air Force, our ISR capabilities is pretty decent.

If you add the new ISR planes the navy/NIMASA is getting, our surveillance capabilities is further greatly improved.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 4:56pm On May 25, 2020
Nigerian army ERC-90 Sagie Tank Destroyer in the NE.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 2:59pm On May 25, 2020
Nigerian Air Force Super Puma armed with rocket pods.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 2:15pm On May 25, 2020
Gabonese:
Most of you on this thread are just here to hype the Nigerian military and sing their praises to the high heavens.. that shit is worse than you think. Unfortunately 80% of you here aren't in the military present or past. You just salivate with the pictures you see on the internet.

Note , I was in the system, 174 battalion
Nobody talked sense into my head before I hustled my discharge certificate even though I saw hell before I finally got it.. even thought of going Elvis was part of my plans too but all in all, army no worth am. Forget what you see in the media. If you are/was in the system, you go understand better


Cowards die many times before their death.

It is the same everyday Nigerian that walks in the street, soldiering on and making the most of his opportunities. The market woman who goes to the market by 6am, and leaves the market by 8pm.

Not cowards like you that run away when the going gets tough.

News Flash: Nigeria is a tough place.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 10:30pm On May 24, 2020
lexykeyz:


What weapon is this please?

Orsis T5000 sniper rifle.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 10:29pm On May 24, 2020
rka2:


That was when the then defence minister, Dan Ali, visited Russia and he said the Mig family was something they were looking at as well as other systems. It is good to shop around, then you get an idea of what best suits your budget. I am confident that something will come out of it as has been happening recently.

If it was before, I would have dismissed it, but we can see tangible results already emerging.

I brought up the Russian ships because someone posted about Nigeria being interested in Russian corvettes[b]. I know there was a trip not long ago concerning someone visiting a shipyard in Russia and I wondered why at the time. I will see if I can find it[/b].

I just did some research on the KARAKURT class corvettes.

They are so small, essentially missile boats in navies like the US navy.

If you're looking at rebuilding your missile ship capability, then the Karakurt would be the best place to start.

So, I change my mind, perhaps Nigeria would be really interested in them as they won't really be expensive. They can also carry out coastal surveillance.

Your link is dated though, last year.

Please post the stuff you have, referring to the bolded statement.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 9:27pm On May 24, 2020
rka2:


grin grin grin

We will buy them all wink cool

We showed interest in MIG-29, that's what Toju200 told me, MIG-29 we didn't see.

We have not even since the complete 12 units of MI-35m we signed contract for?

When will those come in?

I don't see Nigeria buying a Russian ship, we have never bought a naval system from Russia.

When we are ready, the race will be between a Chinese or European ship.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by Kabe2: 8:58pm On May 24, 2020
Nigerian army

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 8:55pm On May 24, 2020
rka2:
Back in 2019, Nigeria showed an interest in Russian Naval vessels, so who knows.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia Navy Commanders as well as high ranking delegations from Nigeria, Thailand and Vietnam displayed special interest to AK Bars products including frigate GEPARD 3.9, the Project 21631 small missile ship, the Project 21980 special-purpose boat and the Project 22160 patrol vessel, according to the AK Bars Holding representative.

https://euro-sd.com/2019/07/news/14146/naval-show-is-going-well-but-future-is-unclear/

And further:

Nigeria's military attache, the delegations of the UAE, Saudi, Vietnamese navies and the armed forces of Namibia, Ghana, Thailand and others viewed the exposition at the St. Petersburg naval show

ST. PETERSBURG, July 12. /TASS/. Military delegations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam have displayed interest in the Russian-made frigate Gepard-3.9 and Project 22800 ‘Karakurt’ missile corvettes at the St. Petersburg International Maritime Defense Show, the press office of the Zelenodolsk Shipyard reported on Friday.



"The military attache from Nigeria, the delegations of the UAE, Saudi and Vietnamese navies and the armed forces of Namibia, Ghana, Thailand and other countries viewed the exposition at the St. Petersburg naval show, the press office said.

"The visitors displayed a special interest in the frigate Gepard-3.9, Project 22800 small missile ships, Project 22160 patrol vessels, Project 21980 anti-subversion boats and Project A223 amphibious assault boats," the Shipyard’s representatives said."


https://tass.com/defense/1068360

Nigerian Navy in Turkey showing interest. grin grin grin

We are the undisputed kings of showing interest.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 12:27pm On May 24, 2020
patwilly:

Thanks Gen Kabe. Personally I think British military education/training is outdated and no longer useful. Nigeria should stop sending personnel there for training and concentrate on more serious countries.

British military training is up to date. Because they don't have the airpower of the Americans, British infantry men are trained to be well grounded.

Where as, in America once troops are in contact, they immediately call in air support.

Air superiority guarantees American ground forces both freedom to attack and freedom from attack. Air superiority is fundamental to the US way of war.

So if we look at these two systems, it is clear why style suits the Nigerian army.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by Kabe2: 12:21pm On May 24, 2020
patwilly:

Sad. Very sad. I think its safe to assume that in the unlikely scenario of a fight between France and the UK, the once great British military will be completely decimated.

I don't think that assumption is right. The fact that Britain is an Island works really well in her favour.

French military history is not glorious. In world war 2, the French had better tanks and more tanks than Germany, yet the Germans completely took over the nation of France in 2 weeks.

So in a hypothetical war, modern war between France and Britain, I'll go with Britain.

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