The Nigerian Military has taken supply of an unspecified variety of ex-Jordanian FV-107 Scimitar armoured tracked army reconnaissance autos. This new acquisition is a part of a broader re-equipping of the Nigerian Military’s armoured corps to raised deal with violent extremism within the area. Military Africa reported that Jordan and Nigeria keep a powerful relationship and cooperation. The Nigerian Military additionally acquired Sort-89 tracked armoured autos, NORINCO ST1 105 mm Fireplace Help Car, VT-4 Most important Battle Tank, SH-5 105mm self-propelled Artillery System, and SH-2 122mm self-propelled artillery system from China Protection Firm NORINCO.

The FV107 Scimitar is an armoured tracked army reconnaissance car utilized by the British Military. It was manufactured by Alvis in Coventry. It is rather much like the FV101 Scorpion, however mounts a high-velocity 30 mm L21 RARDEN cannon as an alternative of a 76 mm gun. It was issued to Royal Armoured Corps armoured regiments within the reconnaissance function. Every regiment initially had an in depth reconnaissance squadron of 5 troops, every containing eight FV107 Scimitars. Jordan obtained over 175 Scimitars in a 2006 deal that netted the British $20 million. The Scimitar is one in every of 5 enhanced Fight Car Reconnaissance (Tracked), abbreviated CVR(T) household developed within the Nineteen Sixties.


Nigerian Delegates in Jordan Design and Growth Bureau (JODDB). (Photograph by Military Africa)

In 2017, the Jordan authorities pledged to ship 200 armored autos and helicopters to Nigeria. That very same yr, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Ambassador to Jordan Mr. Farouk Yabo visited Jordan to enhance bilateral relations. President Buhari was accompanied to the bilateral assembly which was the third of its variety for the reason that inception of the present administration, by the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Main Normal Babagana Monguno (Rtd), and Nigeria’s Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations, Professor Tijjani Bande.

In January, 2022, Nigeria’s Defence attaché to Egypt Maj Gen Umar Yahaya alongside the Nigerian ambassador to Jordan Ambassador Faruk Yabo visited Jordan Design and Growth Bureau (JODDB) in Jordan. The JODDB is a Jordanian defence firm. that was established by Royal Decree on 24 August 1999 to supply an indigenous functionality for the provision of scientific and technical companies to the Jordanian Armed Forces. (JAF). JODDB was additionally created for the provision of protection and industrial tools optimized for Center East necessities. Throughout the go to, a number of green-painted FV-107 in a JODDB manufacturing facility, able to be delivered have been seen in {a photograph}