The Nigerian military has ordered 1000 Beryl assault rifles from Poland for delivery this month and could follow up with 5000 rifles more.
The rifles were ordered from Fabryka Broni Lucznik, Polish news agency PAP reported.
“I hope that our sale of the first 1000 rifles to Nigeria will send a signal that our weapons are worthy of interest,” said Tomasz Nita, chief executive of Fabryka Broni Lucznik.
Nigerian Army personnel are training in Radom, Poland, and added that this was the first time the weapons were being sold outside Poland.
The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) produces small arms and ammunition for the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, and has produced an assault rifle similar to the AK-47 in addition to developing 60 and 81 mm mortars.
However, Nigeria still imports small arms, according to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms. In 2013 Nigeria received 1,500 Serbian pistols and 2,270 Serbian light machineguns.
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has launched a foldable, detachable, stainless steel sight designed for the TAVOR and X95 families of assault rifles. The sight can be quickly and easily removed in order to install reflex sights, telescopes, night vision devices, etc
ARES, A subsidiary of Elbit Systems is signing a supply deal of 5000 optical sights to Brazillian Armys assault rifles. The contract includes reflex multi-purpose devices, MVR MARS RS equipped with laser pointers used in conjunction with telescopic sight multi-purpose TRISIGHT X3
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the arrest of former national security adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, and other officials, after they were involved in arms purchase scandal. The officially were charged in $5
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the formation of a 13-man committee to probe the procurement of weapons by the military in the last eight years. President Buhari has asked the national security advisor to form the investigative committee, an official statement from the presidents office said
The US and Poland governments will negotiate an agreement on purchase of Patriot medium-range air/missile defense systems for Poland, President Bronislaw Komorowski announced Tuesday. The president along with the prime minister and defense minister decided to order the Patriot systems from the US worth up to $5 billion
The resale of US-made military helicopters by Israel to Nigeria has been stopped by the US for its fight against Boko Haram last summer, according to Abuja. “The transfer of such aircraft requires a review, in order to determine its "consistency with US policy interests," Jerusalem Post quoted Obama administration officials as saying
The Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland has placed an additional order for 200 AMV 8x8 vehicles from Patrias Polish partner Rosomak S.A
Bell-Boeing’s Navy-specific CMV-22B Osprey Marks First Flight
India Approves Defence Deals Worth $718M
Russian GLONASS Satellites Guided Iranian Missiles to US Target in Iraq
S Korean Ships to Secure Strait of Hormuz, but not Join US...
Algeria In Talks With Russia for a Dozen Su-57 Jets
Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM
France “Obstructing” Turkey-Eurosam Missile Defence System Project: Turkish Official
Turkey All But Gives up on F-35 Jet Deal, Seeks Alternatives
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...