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. [...]
Kenya puts boots on ground and planes aloft on Somalian front
Diplomatic tensions between Kenya and Somalia have prompted the Kenya Air Force to bolster Nairobi's military deployment on the north-eastern border. And yet ironically, its aircraft will continue to patrol Somalian skies to support the Kenyan contingents within AMISOM. [...]
Out of Deep Blue contract, Italy is back thanks to Eligroup patrol boats
The Naples-based naval maintenance specialist Eligroup will deliver three refitted patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy and safety agency NIMASA this summer. It is a small consolation for Italy's defence industry against Israeli Blue Octagon, the architect of the vast maritime security project Deep Blue. [...]