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Friday, March 24, 2006
Iran and Nigeria are continuing to discuss joint defense and military programs as part of bilateral cooperation launched in 2005.
Officials said this has included the prospect of Iranian arms sales to Nigeria, one of the biggest energy producers in Africa.
Officials said Nigeria has sought Iranian help in establishing a defense industry in the African state. They said Iran has already offered to send weapons technology and personnel to build defense factories.
Defense cooperation was formally launched when Iran and Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding in June 2005, Middle East Newsline reported.
. The MoU was signed during a visit to Teheran by Nigerian Defense Minister Rabiu Kwankaso, who toured Iranian weapons production facilities.
Officials said Nigeria would seek Iranian help to produce light weapons, mortars and anti-tank missiles. They said in a later stage Iran could supply the African state with ballistic missiles.
Originally posted by Daedalus3
The same reason why Algeria is buying 7 BILLION USD worth of military hardware from Russia? We have state of the art Su-30 MKIish a/c, MiG-29/35 SMTs, tanks etc.. etc...
7 BILLION US dollars?!! how/why/when/where what?!?!!
Note that the annual defense budget for last year was just over 1 billion USD.
Originally posted by Persian Man
i am joining this site for the first time.
here is a picture of shahabs missiles past.now.future