Army chief Attahiru threatens to blacklist Norinco after hitches with new vehicles
New general and chief of army staff Ibrahim Attahiru has warned Norinco that it could be excluded from future equipment supply contracts after mobile units it supplied ran into technical problems shortly after they were delivered to the army last November. [...]
Who are Nigeria's new military top brass after Buhari purge?
President Buhari has put an entirely new team at the helm of the Nigerian military. Both public opinion and the military itself have welcomed the overhaul, while national security adviser Babagana Monguno has kept his job and could even consolidate his influence. [...]
Egyptian Air Force in the market for new training aircraft
The aircraft manufacturers Grob Aircraft, Sierra Nevada, Aero Vodochody and Leonardo have offered to supply training craft to the Egyptian army, which is looking to upgrade its fleet and also to train its pilots in flying Rafale combat planes, and perhaps Russian Sukhois too, much to Washington's consternation. [...]
Covid-19: Air force maritime patrol plane grounded at RAS plant in Germany
Rheinland Air Service (RAS) has completed maintenance work on one of the Nigerian Air Force's two ATR 42-500 MP surveillance aircraft. The aircraft has been prevented from leaving Germany by the Covid-19 epidemic, just as the NAF needs to intensify maritime surveillance operations and the fight againt Boko Haram. [...]