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The United States, at the request of the Nigerian government, is building a new air base in the north of the country, where fighters and drone drums will be placed, reports RIA News Post portal Military Times.




The opening of the base is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

The 201 Niger Air Base (Niger Air Base 201) is expected to begin operations early next year. The base, which is located a few miles from the city of Agadez and is being built at the request of the Government of Niger, will house fighters and drones of the MQ-9 type, moved from the capital,
writes a resource.

According to the information, "drones will be equipped with tracking and strikes and will be able to reach a number of countries in West and North Africa." It is assumed that the vehicles will be used for strikes against various militant groups that have joined the Al Qaeda and IG terrorist organizations (both groups are banned in the Russian Federation).

The construction of the base will cost the US about $ 100 million. According to the representative of the US Air Force, this “project is the largest construction project of the American military workforce in stories USA". The cost of servicing the base will be $ 15 million per year.

The Agadez base will encourage US intelligence agencies to exchange intelligence information that will help more effectively support Niger and other partners, such as Nigeria, Chad, Mali and other countries in the region, as well as improve our ability to respond to regional security problems.
added source.
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  1. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 24 2018 11: 58
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    They want the whole world to dot these UAVs .. Well, well! Russian EW does not give up .. Let's see more gentlemen!
    1. Scoun
      Scoun April 24 2018 12: 11
      +6
      Quote: MIKHAN
      Russian EW does not give up

      What kind of electronic warfare in Niger?
      PS.
      The United States gives new metastases (((
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN April 24 2018 12: 41
        +2
        Quote: Scoun
        The United States gives new metastases (((

        Well, do you need to master the trillion-dollar budget? ... repeat
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith April 24 2018 12: 55
          +3
          As previously stated, of the 711 billion US military budget, only 8% goes to modernize the old and purchase new equipment.
      2. Nasrat
        Nasrat April 24 2018 12: 42
        +2
        Chet is somehow not enough in money .... it would be necessary to increase funding for this base !!!! wassat
        Soon, a trillion tanks will not be enough for the US Defense Ministry !!! laughing
      3. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov April 25 2018 10: 49
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        Quote: Scoun
        What kind of electronic warfare in Niger?

        Any UAV has a communication and access channel .. The signal goes through satellites, if a serious thing.
        There will be access, then such business can be done in the camp of the enemy and not only in Nigeria hehe
        Here's something about Russian EW. soldier A "rap" we have good grow up hehe
  2. Franz Josef Land
    Franz Josef Land April 24 2018 12: 01
    +2
    Nigeria for the Arabs or not?
    1. PalBor
      PalBor April 24 2018 12: 15
      +4
      We are talking about Niger, and not about Nigeria, although close by, but there is a difference. It is clearly against the strengthening of China in Africa. The Middle Empire is not only economically pushing the Black Continent, but also actively equipping its bases.
      But what’s more interesting, in Chad, the Central African Republic, Sudan, somewhere else, I don’t remember, since 2016, from 40 to 200 Russian military advisers and instructors have been working (for everyone). And, I remembered, even in Mozambique, negotiations are already going on with Somaliland: The first breakthrough to Africa in many years. Apparently, the operation in Syria showed who the real professional is.
  3. askort154
    askort154 April 24 2018 12: 12
    +2
    US know-how. Create military bases around the world against ISIS. Previously, Africa was shared with the USSR, now with China. By the way, in terms of population, Nigeria is in first place in Africa, and 7th in the world. about 196 million people.
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan April 24 2018 15: 34
      +4
      By the way, in terms of population, Nigeria comes first in Africa,

      Yes Lord, not Nigeria, but Niger ... Population: 23 [470] (530rd place)
  4. Guru
    Guru April 24 2018 12: 21
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    From the Middle East, here, here they’ll drive, so they have soaped themselves in Africa.
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 24 2018 12: 33
    +1
    “MQ-9 fighters and drones displaced from the capital will be deployed,” ///

    Why new? They moved the base from the capital to a new place.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina April 24 2018 13: 06
      +4
      Alexei, the Russians have an Old New Year, the Yankees will now have an Old New Base! wassat
  6. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky April 24 2018 12: 39
    +2
    That’s it, now the mattresses for these "Nigers will be asked Chad." Neither in North Africa nor in West due to the availability of minerals will the world be gone. If the land was empty there, then there were no mattress bases there. And we will go to the North, because everything is in our land.
  7. Guillon
    Guillon April 24 2018 12: 45
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    Going to democratize Africa! angry Africa is rich in minerals, precious metals, uranium ores !!! winked So the Amersikans need to take all this away! angry soldier
  8. taiga2018
    taiga2018 April 24 2018 12: 53
    +2
    there are not many bases, there is not enough money to open and maintain them, everything is in order with the US finances, so most likely, as they say, the US Treasury will not be the last ...
  9. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 April 24 2018 12: 55
    +2
    The United States, at the request of the Niger government, is building a new air base in the north of the country

    United States !!! laughing
    at the request of the Niger government !!! wassat

    It was like this: He came a star-striped tillage to a black man, gave a banana and Coca-Cola. He said - "my base will be here, and if you are against, then tomorrow there will be a new Negro with banana and Coca-Cola ..."
    1. sabakina
      sabakina April 24 2018 13: 09
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      People are people! Do you even read the text?
      On the base, which is located a few miles from the city of Agadez and built at the request of the Niger government, will accommodate fighters and drones of the MQ-9 type, displaced from the capital,
  10. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General April 24 2018 13: 06
    +3
    And to serve at the American base in Niger will be only niggas))

    In general, sometimes you admire watching how mattresses are sawing the military budget.
  11. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu April 24 2018 22: 12
    0
    China grinds its teeth on Africa. That's the whole answer
  12. Borders
    Borders April 25 2018 00: 41
    0
    when money is like a fool shag ...
  13. Livonetc
    Livonetc April 25 2018 13: 46
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    And the helicopter in the photo with the flag of Germany?