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Nigerian Navy holds Exercise Nchekwa Oshimili 2023 in Gulf of Guinea

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The Nigerian Navy put on its best face for the Chief of Naval Staff Sea Inspection ‘Nchekwa Oshimili’ 2023 exercise, which commenced late last...

Nigerian Navy to harness artificial intelligence to strengthen operations

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The Nigerian Navy aims to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to strengthen its operational capacity and keep pace with evolving technological advancements in the maritime...

Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria

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Dearsan Shipyard has launched the first of two 76-metre-long offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Nigerian Navy during a ceremony in Turkey. The launching ceremony,...

French Navy warship Mistral in Nigeria for maritime exercises

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The French Navy’s amphibious assault ship Mistral is in Nigeria for the combined exercises Crocodile Lift and Grand African Nemo, which started on Monday. The...

Nigeria signs agreement with Turkey’s Dearsan for the upgrade of flagship...

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) has signed an agreement with Turkey’s Dearsan for the mid-life upgrade of the Nigerian fleet’s flagship, NNS Aradu, and the...

Nigeria orders more vessels from France’s Ocea

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France’s Ocea has received another order from Nigeria, this time for nine vessels for the Nigerian Navy. At the beginning of February, Ocea announced the...

Nigerian Navy receives donated patrol boat from China

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a 46 metre long patrol boat donated by the People’s Republic of China. The vessel was handed over...

Turkey’s Dearsan lays keel of first Nigerian OPV

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Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard has laid the first keel of the two new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) it will deliver to the Nigerian Navy. The keel...

Nigerian Navy receives ASIS boats

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The Nigerian Navy recently received several rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) from the United Arab Emirates’ ASIS Boats, and is using them from Nigerian Navy...

Book review: Victory with Honour – The chronicle of Admiral Olusegun...

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It is gratifying to note that the rich bibliography of publications on naval warfare and maritime operations continue to expand, offering the reading public...

Nigerian Navy to acquire a second tank landing ship

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Having just taken delivery of a first new tank landing ship, the NNS Kada, the Nigerian Navy has revealed that it will be acquiring...

Feature: Nigerian Navy makes giant strides in Gulf of Guinea operations

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The Nigerian Navy has made great strides over the past few years in its efforts to address maritime insecurity in West Africa and the...

Nigerian Navy’s new LST heading home

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The Nigerian Navy’s new Landing Ship Tank (LST), NNS Kada, is headed home after being completed by Damen Shipyards in the United Arab Emirates...

Nigerian Navy commissions large number of new vessels

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The Nigerian Navy on Thursday commissioned dozens of new vessels and aircraft during a ceremony attended by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Naval Dockyard...

Nigerian Navy orders two patrol vessels from Turkey’s Dearsan

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The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday signed a contract with Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard for the purchase of two new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will...

Nigerian Navy orders new survey vessel from Ocea

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After receiving the 60 metre NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has ordered a 35 metre hydrographic...

Aresa patrol boats delivered to Nigeria

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional has delivered four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last month said the boats has been...

Nigerian, US navies conduct joint exercise in Gulf of Guinea

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Armed members of the Nigerian Navy were crouched on the deck of a warship, their eyes locked on a target. A helicopter whirred overhead,...

Nigerian Navy disowns officer’s allegations against Chadian soldiers

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Tuesday disowned allegations made in parliament by one of its senior officers that soldiers from neighbouring Chad were selling...

Nigerian Navy received two Damen patrol vessels, multiple additional vessels on...

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As it continues with fleet expansion, the Nigerian Navy earlier this year received two patrol vessels from Damen and is acquiring two more offshore...

Aiteo Group donates Vietnamese patrol boats and other equipment to the...

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Nigerian energy conglomerate Aiteo Group has donated 50 vessels as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to the Nigerian Navy to combat...

Nigeria commissions Falcon Eye maritime domain awareness system

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Nigeria has commissioned the Israeli-designed Falcon Eye maritime domain awareness system to monitor the country’s territorial waters and track movements within the broader Gulf...

Damen launches new LST for the Nigerian Navy

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Damen Shipyards has launched a new Landing Ship Tank (LST) for the Nigerian Navy at Damen’s facility in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. When commissioned,...

NNS Lana arrives home

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The Nigerian Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel NNS Lana arrived in Lagos yesterday (17 May) from her four-leg maiden homeward voyage. Speaking at the reception...

NNS Lana due to arrive in Nigeria in ten days

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The Nigerian Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel NNS Lana will arrive home on 17 May, and is currently sailing from The Gambia to Ghana. The...

The Past Week in Defence #49 (12 April – 18 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea retains its world piracy hotspot status, The Nigerian Navy receives its new survey...

Aresa launches first Nigerian patrol boat

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional has launched the first of four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats on order for the Nigerian Navy. The company last week...

Nigerian Navy receives new survey vessel NNS Lana

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of the purpose-built survey vessel NNS Lana at the Ocea shipyard in France. The vessel was handed over during...

The Past Week in Defence #48 (5 April – 11 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles, The Nigerian Navy records a substantial number of recent acquisitions, A Southern...

Nigerian Navy records substantial number of recent acquisitions

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) has made significant progress in the recapitalisation of its fleet, with dozens of vessels commissioned in 2020 and more on...

Nigeria close to receiving patrol boats from Spain’s Aresa

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional is about to deliver the first of four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last week...

Nigerian Navy about to receive more C-Falcon interceptors

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The Nigerian Navy will soon take delivery of another two C-Falcon interceptors from France’s Ocea. At the beginning of February, Mer et Marine reported that...

Nigerian Aresa patrol boats nearing delivery

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional is preparing to deliver four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last week said that after...

Nigeria getting patrol boats from Spain’s Grup Aresa International

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Spain’s Grup Aresa International is building four aluminium patrol boats for the Nigerian Navy, with the hulls already completed. Two months ago the company said...

Malaysia’s Northern Shipyard completes Manta vessels for Nigeria

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Malaysian company Northern Shipyard has finished construction of four Manta Mk II fast patrol craft for the Nigerian Navy, after receiving a contract from...

Ocea vessels on their way to Nigeria

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Two new vessels are on their way to join the Nigerian Navy from France’s Ocea shipbuilder, and should arrive in country later this month. The...

French shipyard Ocea delivers first C-Falcon interceptor to Nigerian Navy

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Ocea has announced that the first of four C-Falcon interceptors has been delivered to the Nigerian Navy (NN), after sea trials were conducted. The...

Ocea launches new hydrographic survey vessel for the Nigerian Navy

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France’s Ocea has launched a new hydrographic survey vessel, the Lana, for the Nigerian Navy, two years after the contract was placed. The launch took...

Nigerian Navy receives AW139 helicopter

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the aircraft was ordered in 2016. The arrival of the...

Nigerian Navy praised for response to attack of merchant vessel off...

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The Nigerian Navy has been praised for its role in the rescue of 11 crewmembers aboard the cargo vessel Tommi Ritscher after it was...

Nigerian Navy to get 40 new vessels in 2020

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) plans to take delivery of 41 new vessels in 2020, including patrol boats, interceptors and a hydrographic survey vessel. In mid-December,...

Nigerian Navy lays keel of new tank landing ship

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The Nigerian Navy will be getting a new tank landing ship from Damen Shipyards in May 2020, with the keel laid on Monday during...

Nigerian C-Falcon patrol boats on order from France

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Nigeria has a number of vessels on order from France’s Ocea, and this includes C-Falcon patrol boats. The country has received FPB 72 and...

Tackling maritime threats and challenges in the Gulf of Guinea: Contributions...

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The strategic value attached to the sea and resources therein usually heightens the exposure of littoral nations to maritime security breaches. Contiguous states are...

Nigerian Navy orders 15 patrol boats from Paramount Maritime

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The Nigerian Navy has ordered 15 new rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) from Paramount Maritime, after commissioning into service ten RHIBs last...

Nigerian Navy operating Paramount boats

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Paramount Maritime has delivered ten of its Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBS) to the Nigerian Navy. The vessels were commissioned into service...

France’s Ocea launches construction of Nigerian hydrographic vessel

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French Shipyard Ocea in August began construction of an OSV 190 hydrographic survey vessel for the Nigerian Navy, which will be delivered...

Nigerian Navy commissions new vessels

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The Nigerian Navy has commissioned into service 16 new vessels, including ten small boats and six patrol vessels, which will be used...

Nigeria cancels maritime security contract

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled a $195 million deal with HSLI for maritime security after allegations of fraud and corruption. Nigerian media...

Nigerian patrol boats have arrived

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The Nigerian Navy's two new FPB 110 patrol boats, manufactured by Ocea in France, have arrived home. The cargo vessel carrying the two...

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