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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...

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