Nigerian Air Force to launch bomb-detonating robot Nicknamed "Amebo"

Date: 24-07-2012 5:22 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Betty Chigozie
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- at 24-07-2012 05:22 PM (11 years ago)
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EXPERTS in bomb detonation would soon not need to get closer to such lethal objects to neutralise them as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is developing a robot to undertake the task from afar.



The Commandant of the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology (NAFIT), Kaduna, Air Vice Marshal John Oshoniyi, who spoke on the contributions of NAF to internal security yesterday, explained that the institute had developed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for surveillance and intelligence gathering in crisis-prone parts of the country.

At a press conference to herald activities marking the 41st graduation of the institute, the Commandant, said the bomb detonating robot, would assist the government check the series of bombing by terrorist gangs.

He said the equipment required no operator to be physically present at the scene of any detected bomb before its detonation.

Oshoniyi said the institute, funded by NAF, would present the device to the public when it is ready.

"We all know that human beings have always gone to detonate bombs and in view of the danger involved, anything can happen. It is because of this that we decided to go into research and the development of the bomb detonation robot. When we get to the time when we feel the public should know, we will show it to them."

On the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) code-named "Amebo," which he claimed to be the first in Africa, the Commandant said its development was a product of the transformation agenda of the present administration, adding that "we do believe that Nigeria is capable of attaining higher pedestal in military aviation and defence related technology.

"Accordingly, in tandem with President Goodluck Jonathan transformation agenda, AFIT has for the past few years been focusing on defence-related research and development activities as part of its contributions to the realisation of his vision," Oshoniyi said.

He said the UAV had already attracted interest from foreign companies and awaiting test flight, adding that after a successful flight, it would be employed in aerial surveillance to track down pipeline vandals and other economic saboteurs.

Oshoniyi said: "It is pertinent to note that following the successful launch of the our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Amebo II last year, a modified and improved version of Amebo III was produced and exhibited at the recent Air Expo 2012, organised by the NAF. This latest version is awaiting test flight."

A total of 158 students, comprising personnel of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and NAF as well as civilians will graduate from the Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Higher National Diploma and National Diploma programmes of the institute.

Posted: at 24-07-2012 05:22 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- jamesbondchick at 24-07-2012 08:17 PM (11 years ago)
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Hahahahahahaha very funny

Posted: at 24-07-2012 08:17 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 24-07-2012 08:36 PM (11 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 24-07-2012 08:36 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 24-07-2012 09:27 PM (11 years ago)
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OK

Posted: at 24-07-2012 09:27 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 24-07-2012 09:27 PM (11 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Posted: at 24-07-2012 09:27 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- BendelArmedRobb at 24-07-2012 09:28 PM (11 years ago)
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 Naija una too much!!! coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this.
Posted: at 24-07-2012 09:28 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- math at 24-07-2012 09:30 PM (11 years ago)
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Watch out for part 2
Posted: at 24-07-2012 09:30 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- edobaking at 24-07-2012 10:04 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 24-07-2012 10:04 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 24-07-2012 10:39 PM (11 years ago)
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what about robocop?
Posted: at 24-07-2012 10:39 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- chukztouch at 24-07-2012 10:41 PM (11 years ago)
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Thats really cool. Thanks poster, i didnt know about this new innovation. Would love to see the pix..
Posted: at 24-07-2012 10:41 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ifemylove at 24-07-2012 10:58 PM (11 years ago)
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lets watch and see..
Posted: at 24-07-2012 10:58 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ifemylove at 24-07-2012 10:59 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Ifemylove on 24-07-2012 10:58 PM
lets watch and see..
i mean lets wait and see..
Posted: at 24-07-2012 10:59 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ILOVEIT at 24-07-2012 11:08 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Bettychy on 24-07-2012 05:22 PM
EXPERTS in bomb detonation would soon not need to get closer to such lethal objects to neutralise them as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is developing a robot to undertake the task from afar.

The Commandant of the Nigerian Air Force Institute of Technology (NAFIT), Kaduna, Air Vice Marshal John Oshoniyi, who spoke on the contributions of NAF to internal security yesterday, explained that the institute had developed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for surveillance and intelligence gathering in crisis-prone parts of the country.

At a press conference to herald activities marking the 41st graduation of the institute, the Commandant, said the bomb detonating robot, would assist the government check the series of bombing by terrorist gangs.

He said the equipment required no operator to be physically present at the scene of any detected bomb before its detonation.

Oshoniyi said the institute, funded by NAF, would present the device to the public when it is ready.

"We all know that human beings have always gone to detonate bombs and in view of the danger involved, anything can happen. It is because of this that we decided to go into research and the development of the bomb detonation robot. When we get to the time when we feel the public should know, we will show it to them."

On the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) code-named "Amebo," which he claimed to be the first in Africa, the Commandant said its development was a product of the transformation agenda of the present administration, adding that "we do believe that Nigeria is capable of attaining higher pedestal in military aviation and defence related technology.

"Accordingly, in tandem with President Goodluck Jonathan transformation agenda, AFIT has for the past few years been focusing on defence-related research and development activities as part of its contributions to the realisation of his vision," Oshoniyi said.

He said the UAV had already attracted interest from foreign companies and awaiting test flight, adding that after a successful flight, it would be employed in aerial surveillance to track down pipeline vandals and other economic saboteurs.

Oshoniyi said: "It is pertinent to note that following the successful launch of the our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Amebo II last year, a modified and improved version of Amebo III was produced and exhibited at the recent Air Expo 2012, organised by the NAF. This latest version is awaiting test flight."

A total of 158 students, comprising personnel of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and NAF as well as civilians will graduate from the Master of Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Higher National Diploma and National Diploma programmes of the institute.


Grin amebo indeed!!

Posted: at 24-07-2012 11:08 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 24-07-2012 11:08 PM (11 years ago)
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OK
Posted: at 24-07-2012 11:08 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 24-07-2012 11:10 PM (11 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 24-07-2012 11:10 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- leffe2010 at 24-07-2012 11:54 PM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 24-07-2012 11:54 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- amcq2001 at 25-07-2012 12:02 AM (11 years ago)
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This is way to get government to vote plenty money to steal. Nigeria is money miss road but one day the money will finish and Nigeria will fall flat.
Posted: at 25-07-2012 12:02 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kalven at 25-07-2012 12:20 AM (11 years ago)
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Salaam (Hello) ....,
 
Do you know why Islam is so scarcely to me? So here is a quick list why:
 
1.    Did you know the moon-god was called "Sin" in ancient Babylon. In Arabia the moon god was called "Al-llah". Later they shortened this to the present day "Allah". The moon god was the center of pagan worship and ruled over the 360 idol gods in Mecca's Kaaba. Three of these other gods were Allah's daughters: al-Uzza, al-Lat, and Manah. (Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, IV:160-161). Moreover the Encyclopedia Britannica's section on "Pre-Islamic" says, "'Allah' was the moon god, the consort of the sun goddess, and father of a number of female deities, al-Lat, al-Uzza, and Manat, whose worship forms a principle feature of the religion of Muhammad's home town of Mecca. Muhammad's father was named Abd-Allah, and his uncle Obied-Allah. The Allah idol was kept in the Kabah temple in Mecca so that it was therefore in that direction the idolaters prayed, and its symbol was the crescent moon. These practices are still part of Allah worship today". Will Durant, the great historian, said Allah was an idol god worshipped by Arabs long before there was an Islamic religion: "Within the Kaaba, in pre-Moslem days, were several idols representing gods. One was called Allah ... three others were Allah's daughters, al-Uzza, al-Lat, and Manah. ..."
 
2.    "When the first copy of the Koran was written out and presented to [the khalif] Othman Ibn Affan, he said: There are faults of language in it, and let the Arabs of the desert rectify them with their tongues" (Biographical Dictionary, Ibn Khallikan, p. 401). After Muhammad's death the Koran had to be put together from fragmentary remains and conflicting memory. This was done by the Caliph Uthman who chose what would be go into the Koran. He ordered all other versions of the Koran to be burned on threats of death. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 6, #510, p. 479: Ulum, p.52f). The Shiites, a large segment of Islam, claims Uthman left out a fourth of the text for political reasons (McClintock and Strong, Cyclopedia, V: 152).
 
3.    Did you know that Muhammad said some of the Koran was given to him by Satan?? ["Sura" is the word for "Chapter" in the Koran]. Sura 53:19-23 of the Koran says, "Do you see Al-Lat and Al-Ozza, And Manat the third idol besides? What? shall ye have male progeny and God female? This were indeed an unfair partition! These are mere names: ye and your fathers named them thus: God hath not sent down any warranty in their regard." When Muhammad was asked why he taught these three moon goddesses without complaint, he said the devil had confessed him and called these the "Satanic Verses".
 
4.    Did you know that lying is not evil when it is an advantage to Islam? Sura 24:11 of the The Koran says, "Of a truth, they who advanced that lie were a large number of you; but regard it not as an evil to you. No, it is an advantage to you." This is why Muslims will stand up and tell you "Islam mean peace,' when it actually means "surrender". They are assured it is not evil to say the Koran is against war and killing. Otherwise why would Sura 47:4 of the Koran says, "When ye encounter the infidels (unbelievers), strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them, and of the rest make fast the fetters." and Sura 9:123 of the Koran says, "Believers! wage war against such of the infidels as are your neighbors, and let them find you rigorous."
 
5.    The Koran contradiction itself. Here are two examples, eventho there are many others examples:
    (a) For example, it has six contradictory accounts of what man was made from. In Sura 3:59, 30:20, and 35:11, it says that Adam was created out of dust. Then in Sura 21:30, it says, "By means of water we gave life to everything", and Sura 25:54 says, "And it is He who hath created man of water". Then in Sura 96:1 it says, "Thy Lord who created, Created man from CLOTS OF BLOOD". Then in Sura 15:26, it says, "We created man of dry clay". Then in Sura 11:61 it says, "He hath raised you up out of the earth". Finally, in Sura 16:4 and 75:37 it says, "Man hath He created from a moist germ".
    (b) Furthermore, another example is about Noah's son. In Sura 11:42-43 it says that Noah's son was among the drowned. Then in Sura 21:76 and 37:77 it says that Noah and his whole family was delivered safely from the flood.
 
6.    Yet the biggest reason that I fear Islamic is because according to the Koran what God require for salvation are performing more good deeds than bad and by killing or being killed fighting for Allah. In Sura 7:8-9 and 21:47 it says that Allah saves those whose good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. Then in Sura 4:74 and 47:4-6 it says that fighting for Allah absolutely assures you 100% of Paradise, whether you kill or are killed. Otherwise why would Sura 47:4 of the Koran says, "When ye encounter the infidels (unbelievers), strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them, and of the rest make fast the fetters." and Sura 9:123 of the Koran says, "Believers! wage war against such of the infidels as are your neighbors, and let them find you rigorous."
 
Therefore, I am happy that I have chosen to believe the Bible and ask the Lord who loves us and died for us to forgive me, and become my personal Lord and Savior. Then we can claim this promise: Romans 10:23, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved".
Posted: at 25-07-2012 12:20 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deboalabi262 at 25-07-2012 12:25 AM (11 years ago)
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Well noted....

Posted: at 25-07-2012 12:25 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- mkpume22 at 25-07-2012 12:31 AM (11 years ago)
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No brag first !!! we wan c una before trusting  Tongue Tongue Tongue
Posted: at 25-07-2012 12:31 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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