Nigeria received the first batch of Chinese tanks and self-propelled howitzers

Nigeria received the first batch of Chinese tanks and self-propelled howitzers

Nigeria received the first batch of Chinese armored vehicles. The unloading of the ship that delivered the armored vehicles to the port of the capital of Nigeria, the city of Lagos, took place on April 8. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Nigeria.


According to data provided by the Nigerian military, the first batch included 17 units of armored vehicles - these are the main Tanks VT4, wheeled self-propelled guns ST1 and self-propelled howitzers SH2. The equipment was delivered under a contract between the Federal Ministry of Defense of Nigeria and China Ordnance Industries Group Corporation, signed in 2019 following a tender. The contract is worth $ 152 million and includes an unnamed number of VT4 main battle tanks (MBT-3000), ST1 wheeled tanks, and SH122 2 mm self-propelled artillery mounts.

China won the tender for the supply of military equipment thanks to its flexible and high-quality policy of after-sales maintenance of the supplied weapons and equipment. We now expect more vigorous operations by the Nigerian army to address threats to the country's security, such as terrorists from Boko Haram and others.

- said the head of the planning department of the armed forces of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Lamidi Adesun.


Note that the contract amount includes not only equipment, but also the training of crews and maintenance personnel. According to the country's military, the Nigerian crews of tanks and self-propelled guns trained in China will arrive later due to the situation with coronavirus.

It was previously reported that the main battle tank VT4, manufactured by the Chinese company NORINCO, was developed specifically for export and armament PLA will not be accepted.
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  1. Mebius April 9 2020 15: 52 New
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    Well, the Chinese quickly moved away from the virus attack and set about their previous business .. Well done!
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  2. Eug
    Eug April 9 2020 16: 18 New
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    Well, he will directly say that the Chinese bought them at the root? Nevertheless, they moved Russia to its traditional weapons field. Although the contract is small, the bell is alarming ..
    1. Lopatov April 9 2020 16: 44 New
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      Quote: Eug
      Nevertheless moved Russia

      Ukraine, not Russia.
      Rather, it didn’t even “move”, Ukraine removed itself in connection with more interesting things, rrrrevolution and the war with its own people.

      Managed a dozen tanks and five dozen armored personnel carriers to deliver
      1. Thunderbolt April 9 2020 17: 44 New
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        Quote: Eug
        Nevertheless, they moved Russia to its traditional weapons field. Although the contract is small, the bell is alarming ..

        Who the hell .... Nigeria is a traditional supplier of resources to China, and now the supply of arms is linked to political loyalty and the rollback is acidic. Well .... Africa is a plot of large Sharks, such as China. Here it is quietly bringing in prey.
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  4. 113262a April 9 2020 16: 21 New
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    It turns out that you can do even more budget than the t-72. Although, I would like to see!)))
    1. Grigory_45 April 9 2020 16: 32 New
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      It turns out you can do even more budget than the t-72

      VT-4 costs about 4 million dollars. I do not think that the modernized T-72 is more expensive
      1. 113262a April 9 2020 20: 51 New
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        As it was 72 tanks for the poor, it remained! Already the blacks do not take. The inept use by the Arabs of all stripes of this machine is the most anti-advertising anti-advertising! UVZ does not catch mice, again!
  5. Grigory_45 April 9 2020 16: 26 New
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    China won the tender for the supply of military equipment thanks to its flexible and high-quality policy of after-sales maintenance of the supplied weapons and equipment.
    suddenly. Are we friends with Nigeria too? Why are our managers not fidgeting? Fortunately, in the Nigerian Armed Forces there are enough Soviet weapons (although in fact there is a complete hodgepodge)
    1. Horon April 9 2020 16: 35 New
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      The Chinese offered walruses to responsible Nigerians more.
    2. Lopatov April 9 2020 16: 37 New
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      Quote: Gregory_45
      Are we friends with Nigeria too? Why are our managers not fidgeting?

      It seems like nothing is being produced here.
      105-mm "wheeled tank", 122-mm D-30 on an SUV ...

      Well, no, it was possible, and necessary, but it is necessary to itch and not "master the means"
      1. Grigory_45 April 9 2020 16: 39 New
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        Quote: Spade
        It seems like nothing is being produced here.

        could offer tanks. Wheel tanks and self-propelled guns yes, we don’t have
        1. Lopatov April 9 2020 16: 50 New
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          Quote: Gregory_45
          could offer tanks. Wheel tanks and self-propelled guns yes, we don’t have

          Apparently a "package" bought. For a loan provided by the Chinese government.
          So then they have no obvious preferences, the hodgepodge in IWT

          And the lack of export wheeled self-propelled guns and pieces of the "Sting" 2S14 type on the BTR-82 is in its purest form a jamb of "effective"
      2. knn54 April 9 2020 17: 22 New
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        A total of 17 vehicles. By the way, Nigeria is the first country in Africa to buy Chinese tracked vehicles.
    3. iouris April 9 2020 20: 48 New
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      Quote: Gregory_45
      Why are our managers not fidgeting?

      "Our managers" fussed .... in the 1980s, and now they are already leading large companies and the region ... Africa is China's zone of influence.
  6. Horon April 9 2020 16: 32 New
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    These guys managed to turn unpretentious Soviet equipment into scrap metal in a year, how quickly will they cope with pretty tender Chinese?
  7. Paul Siebert April 9 2020 16: 36 New
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    China has taken seriously Africa.
    The black continent has long gone out of sight of Western politicians.
    In their opinion, this is a hotbed of Ebola, corruption and poverty.
    China is not even very tense, taking the most delicious.
    Oil, diamonds, military contracts.
    China is building military bases in Africa, its own cargo ports, and is buying up agricultural plantations.
    What Europe has been doing in Africa for several centuries, the Chinese are ready to rewrite for themselves ...
    And arrogance is enough to be called a socialist state! laughing
    1. Thunderbolt April 9 2020 18: 09 New
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      Quote: Paul Siebert
      China has taken seriously Africa.

      Kitayes with local kings Vasya Vasya
      ,, are able to negotiate
    2. Lord of the Sith April 9 2020 20: 40 New
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      Nobody left anywhere, there was a long-established and polished system to pump out resources from the Black Continent by “Western partners”.
  8. donavi49 April 9 2020 16: 37 New
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    Well, China and Nigeria have long been friends in the military-technical cooperation.

    We started with the MiG-21 (F7NI), then moved on to everything. Of the large and significant. The two most modern combat units of the fleet are Chinese, made to the requirements of the Nigerian side.


    They won the French a niche of 200 tons of anti-piracy watchmen. And they are delivering.


    They also ordered 3 JF-17 airplanes for delivery in 2019. But they haven’t delivered the airplanes yet, it’s clear that it hangs with money.


    Nigeria purchased an unnamed number of impact drones SN-3. In the amount of +/- Baikatar TV-2.


    And even lost a few.
  9. Vladimir B. April 9 2020 16: 40 New
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    China has a strong expansion in Africa. In addition to arms supplies, the Chinese are investing in the economies of developing African countries.
  10. Amateur April 9 2020 17: 25 New
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    Finally! Wait! We knew it! We believed in VO! Thank! This is a stream of fresh air! Finally, it’s not about Ukraine. drinks
    1. Lopatov April 9 2020 19: 20 New
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      Quote: Amateur
      Finally, it’s not about Ukraine.

      Just the same about her.
  11. Thunderbolt April 9 2020 18: 05 New
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    the Chinese ship, problems. !!?
  12. Mentat April 9 2020 21: 21 New
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    Quote: Horon
    The Chinese offered more walrus

    But the penguins and polar bears did not give anything?
  13. Motorhead April 9 2020 21: 27 New
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    Today, too, they unloaded all day, beautiful equipment and several wagons tightly covered with tarpaulin. The steamer who brought the equipment is also handsome.
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  15. Catfish April 9 2020 21: 54 New
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    Why Nigeria howitzer? Well, with a tank it’s more or less clear, you can ride on it if you don’t immediately screw up. But the howitzer ... request
    1. 3x3zsave April 10 2020 18: 33 New
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      you can ride on it
      This is if there is a solarium. A howitzer, you see, on wheels, you can drag it with a drag. laughing
      1. Catfish April 10 2020 19: 24 New
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        ... you can drag her with a drag.

        Well, this is understandable, with the advent of white, they switched from drags to wheels (not all and not everywhere). What else should they do with her? laughing
        1. 3x3zsave April 10 2020 19: 41 New
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          Well, the howitzer has a trunk, you can swing back and forth, on wheels, and break through the walls. Try to do this with a tank, especially without a solarium ...
          1. Catfish April 10 2020 19: 48 New
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            Aaaaa ... so they have already developed to a wall weapon ... Progress ...
            1. 3x3zsave April 10 2020 20: 07 New
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              Yeah, like in that poem:
              "Together they chopped whites,
              Checkers, gallop,
              Then they served together
              In the aryillery regiment "
              1. Catfish April 10 2020 20: 54 New
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                Yeah ...
                "Two comrades served in the same regiment ..."
      2. bubalik April 10 2020 21: 05 New
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        ,, no need to carry, self-propelled wagon.

        122-mm self-propelled artillery mounted on the chassis of a triaxial armored car. The mass of the gun is 11,5 tons. The maximum range of a conventional projectile is 22 km, and the active-reactive one is 27 km. Engine power - 215 liters. with. The maximum speed is 90 km / h. Cruising range - 600 km. The combat crew includes five servicemen.
        ,,, well, if the calculation of 5 people will roll crying
  16. Doccor18 April 9 2020 22: 08 New
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    One belt, one way ...
    They said - they do, despite the enormous pressure of the United States and its vassals, the BELT enveloped half Asia, all of Africa and almost all of Latin America. The pug barks, and the elephant goes ...