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News - Boko Haram

  • Special Operations

    ​Cameroon's reconnaissance unit takes on Boko Haram

    28th February 2017

    Cameroon's elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) is again on the offensive with Operation Thunder 2 launching on 26 February in Nigeria, targeting Boko Haram positions.Hours …

  • Defence Notes

    Analysis: China gains ground in Africa

    6th October 2016

    Throughout the Cold War era, several sub-Saharan African countries turned to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to procure equipment for their armed forces. With …

  • Land Warfare

    AAD 2016: Cameroon’s armour hits Boko Haram

    14th September 2016

    Progress made by the Cameroonian Defence Forces (CDF) against terror group Boko Haram has a lot to do with their use of armoured vehicles. Earlier …

  • Land Warfare

    AAD 2016: Cameroon big guns brought to bear

    13th September 2016

    The Cameroon Defence Force (CDF) has been employing innovative methods to bring superior artillery firepower to bear in their fight against terror group Boko Haram. …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Pakistan demonstrates first ‘indigenous’ UCAS capability

    2nd April 2015

    The Pakistan Army declared in MArch that it had successfully conducted its first missile firing from an indigenous UCAS, a Burraq platform built by the …

  • Digital Battlespace

    No R&R for RAF ISTAR

    13th March 2015

    There are ‘significant challenges’ operating in contemporary environments, says the UK RAF ISTAR command. The RAF had been looking forward to 12 months of ‘recuperation …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Nigeria suspected of using Chinese UCAS

    29th January 2015

    Photographs of a crashed UCAS in Nigeria – apparently a Chinese-built CH-3A – began circulating online on 25 January 2015 and show that two intact …

  • Defence Notes

    Farnborough: Cameron pledges £1.1bn defence injection

    14th July 2014

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a £1.1 billion investment injection to counter emerging threats to national security such as cyber terrorism. Addressing the …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Light attack, Trainer

    A-29 Nigeria

    Earlier on 3 August 2017, the US State Department announced that it has approved a possible FMS of 12 A-29 Super Tucanos to Nigeria for ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4

    Phantom 2 (Nigeria)

    Programme Background Light armoured vehicles are in high demand in Nigeria, as troops deployed in operations against the Boko Haram insurgency are regularly exposed to ...

  • Tanks

    VT4 (Nigeria)

    Programme Background Nigeria currently operates a mix of MBTs that have been procured in small numbers from several suppliers. Asides from more than 100 Vickers ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    ST1 (Nigeria)

    Programme Background The Nigerian Army operates a mix of armoured vehicles armed with large calibre guns, including MBTs from the Soviet Union and the UK, ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Tanks

    WMA301 Assaulter

    Norinco developed the WMA301 Assaulter 105mm mobile gun system for the export market. Based on the hull of Norinco's WZ551B 6x6 APC series, the Assaulter ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles


    The CS/VP3 is a 4x4 MRAP developed by Poly Defence Solutions for export. First unveiled at the 2012 DSA exhibition in Malaysia, the CS/VP3 has ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE


    Manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the CH-3A is a fixed-wing UAS of the Rainbow series.  The platform is a developed version of ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Type 07P

    The Type 07P is an amphibious 8x8 APC developed and marketed by Poly Technologies. In its standard configuration, the vehicle is fitted with a one-man ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6


    The WZ523 is a 6x6 APC based upon the chassis of the HY472 6x6 military truck. Known to NATO as the M1984, after the year ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles


    Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons are designed to meet specific military needs and have been in production since 1979. The vehicle comes in several variants, including 4x4 and 6x6 versions. ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6


    Unveiled in 2009, the Musketeer is a 4x4 Multirole Light Armoured vehicle (MLAV) designed by Saymar LTD. Highly configurable and based on a Toyota Land Cruiser ...