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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:20 PM   #81
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 11:20 PM   #82
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Ethiopia receives more tanks from Ukraine

Jeremy Binnie, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
17 October 2013

A combination of Astrium satellite imagery and IHS Maritime shipping data reveals that a consignment of tanks was almost certainly transported from the Ukrainian port of Oktyabrsk to Ethiopia in September.

Astrium imagery taken on 24 August shows 16 main battle tanks (MBTs) and other military equipment waiting to be loaded at Otkyabrsk: a specialist terminal that is used for Russian and Ukrainian arms exports.

Analysis of ship movements strongly suggests the tanks were loaded on to the roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) cargo ship Ocean Power (IMO: 9179842), which arrived two days later, left on 7 September and headed to Djibouti without making further port calls.
Very nice we have more toys to play with.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #83
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I think I know to whom/what exact purpose they are going to be used for...
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Old October 25th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #84
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I think I know to whom/what exact purpose they are going to be used for...
They were ordered way back....I remember Meles explaining this in parliament...
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Old November 10th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #85
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Ethiopian soldiers to join Amisom troops


PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA Deputy President William Ruto is received by Ethiopian Prime Minister Haillemariam Desalegn at his Addis Ababa residence and office on Saturday.

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The war against Somalia’s al-Shabaab got a boost yesterday when Ethiopia announced it would send troops to join the Kenya Defence Forces under the African Mission to Somalia (Amisom).
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Old November 10th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #86
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I would prefer not to get involved in Somalia.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #87
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I would prefer not to get involved in Somalia.
we are already in Somalia, all this means is, the Ethiopian troops in Somalia will take their berets off and put on AMISOM's beret, and instead of taking their operational command from Addis Ababa they will take their orders directly from the AMISOM's HQ in Moqadisho.
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Old March 1st, 2014, 02:12 PM   #88
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Khartoum — Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to form a joint force along the borders between the two countries at the conclusion of the military technical committee meetings in the presence of both sides' defense ministers.
The Sudanese Defense Minister Abdul-Rahim Mohammed Hussein announced that the two countries will start forming the joint units that will patrol the borders. Hussein said that regular meetings between the leaderships in the two countries have created a great deal of mutual trust, pointing out that the cooperation moved to the stage of joint formation and training of border forces.
The Ethiopian minister of defence Siraj Fergessa, arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday to participate in the work of committee.
Fergessa and Hussein both signed the minutes of the meetings which included the agreement on the exchange of information and control outlawed elements, the establishment of joint forces , as well as peacekeeping issues .
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:30 AM   #89
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Very nice we have more toys to play with.
I bet they wish they still had those now, eh?
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 10:47 PM   #90
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Hey guys,

Since Ukraine is currently being invaded by Russia, how does that affect our [Ethiopia's] T-72 tank deal with Kiev.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:02 PM   #91
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Since Ukraine is currently being invaded by Russia, how does that affect our [Ethiopia's] T-72 tank deal with Kiev.
I thought the tanks have already been delivered. And btw speaking of Ukraine... they are right now virtually landlocked.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:14 PM   #92
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I thought the tanks have already been delivered. And btw speaking of Ukraine... they are right now virtually landlocked.
If they just became landlocked as a result of the current crisis, then I suppose we should sympathize. But I don't think all the tanks have been delivered yet as they were being upgraded with the latest technologies.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 12:58 AM   #93
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If they just became landlocked as a result of the current crisis, then I suppose we should sympathize. But I don't think all the tanks have been delivered yet as they were being upgraded with the latest technologies.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 05:40 AM   #94
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But I don't think all the tanks have been delivered yet as they were being upgraded with the latest technologies.[/B]
Thy are already been delivered.
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It appears that the Ethiopian military is receiving T-72 main battle tanks from the Ukraine, with a consignment delivered last month.

According to IHS Jane’s, satellite imagery taken on August 24 at the Otkyabrsk port in the Ukraine showed 16 tanks and other equipment waiting to be loaded. Apparently, the tanks were loaded onto the Ocean Power cargo vessel, which departed on September 7 for Djibouti.

It is believed that these tanks are part of a contract for 200 T-72s signed in June 2011 with state controlled arms exporter Ukrspecexport SC. The deal, worth more than $100 million, was one of the largest contracts signed by the Ukrainian arms exporter in more than 15 years.

The T-72 was first produced in the Soviet Union in the 1970s but the tanks that will be supplied to Ethiopia were to be modernised with a new engine, guided weapons and reactive armour.

Ukrspecexport also received maintenance and repair contracts for the upkeep of Ethiopia’s T-72s.

Ethiopia already operate the T-72, 60 of which were purchased from Yemen in 2003, according to Jane’s Sentinel Security Assessment.

Ethiopia is concerned with improving its military in order to secure its borders in the restive horn of Africa region. Over the last decade the country has engaged in several skirmishes and conflicts with neighbouring countries, particularly its neighbour Eritrea (which used to be part of Ethiopia). Between 1998 and 2000 Ethiopia fought a costly border war with Eritrea that did not significantly alter the border line. During the conflict, Ethiopia increased its stocks of T-55 tanks and artillery pieces, including BM-21 122m multiple rocket launchers and 122 mm D-30 towed howitzers.

The T-72, a development of the earlier T-64 main battle tank, entered production in 1972 in the Soviet Union. It was the Soviet Army’s most numerous tank until the collapse of the Soviet Union, but was also exported in large numbers to Warsaw Pact countries, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It was built with and without license in several countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia. More than 40 countries have operated an estimated 50 000 T-72s.

The T-72B entered production in 1985 and in export form is known as the T-72S. It has a new engine and suspension system and is configured for mounting explosive reactive armour (ERA). It is armed with a 125mm smoothbore gun, a 7.62mm co-axial machine gun and a 12.7mm air defence machine gun mounted on the commander's cupola

The T-72 can also carry guided weapons in the form of the 9K120 Svir (Nato codename AT-11 Sniper). It is intended to engage tanks fitted with ERA as well as low-flying targets. It has a range of 100-4 000 metres and firing requires the tank to be stationary. Both shells and missiles can be fired from the main gun.

The hull and turret are protected by armour plating, including combined armour arrays over the frontal arc. Since 1988, ERA has been fitted.

Various upgrades offer more powerful engines, new guns, updated sighting systems and countermeasures.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 01:28 AM   #95
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Mar 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta, on the third day of his State visit to Ethiopia, visited the heart of the country’s automotive industry and said Kenya and Ethiopia had a lot to share in the motor vehicle assembly and aviation industries.

President Kenyatta emerged from a two-hour visit of the Bishoftu Automotive Industry and Dejen Aviation Industry convinced that Kenya had much to learn to lift its automotive sector and to rely more on its own resources.

He said Kenya and Ethiopia should cooperate in technology exchange as the two countries enhance economic ties.

The Bishoftu Automobile Industry – a State-owned premiere motor vehicle assembly plant – produces military, police and commercial vehicles, while Dejen Aviation Industry produces light aircraft, including drones.

The President was accompanied on the tour by some of Kenya’s prominent private sector figures including the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kiprono Kittony, Chris Kirubi of Tiger Haco Brands and Betty Maina of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).

Others were Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo of Defence, Joseph ole Lenku of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Davis Chirchir of Energy, Eng Michael Kamau of Transport and Amb Amina Mohamed of Foreign Affairs.

The President also saw Ethiopia’s aviation building and technology assets, including unmanned aircraft and fighter jets.

He also watched a demonstration of an unmarked air surveillance vehicle, a major asset in Ethiopia’s anti-crime apparatus.
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Don't get me wrong cause I love Kenya in general and Uhuru Kenyatta in particular. But why are we giving so much military information to another government? Is Kenya going to give us access to their nuclear facilities in exchange? Don't know if its true or false, but I hear they got an ongoing nuclear energy program.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #97
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UHURU-ADDIS by Ethiopian_Ethiopian, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old March 15th, 2014, 06:47 AM   #98
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Don't get me wrong cause I love Kenya in general and Uhuru Kenyatta in particular. But why are we giving so much military information to another government? Is Kenya going to give us access to their nuclear facilities in exchange? Don't know if its true or false, but I hear they got an ongoing nuclear energy program.
It is pretty difficult to develop a nuclear program let alone get a permission from the west. And as long as we don't share it with an enemy or their sympathizers I don't see the harm in sharing info with a sisterly country
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Old March 15th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #99
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Don't get me wrong cause I love Kenya in general and Uhuru Kenyatta in particular. But why are we giving so much military information to another government? Is Kenya going to give us access to their nuclear facilities in exchange? Don't know if its true or false, but I hear they got an ongoing nuclear energy program.
there is no point in hiding this,, we are not building any of the stuff we are just assembling second hand technology,, I doubt it if we are even making any of the components for this armored trucks and drones at home,, though this assembly lines are a good way to practice our hand for the technology,, they can hardly be called a military secret,,,same with the nuclear plant Kenya wants to build ,, it will be designed and build by foreign engineers, foreign components , and foreign experts,,, unfortunately neither Ethiopia nor Kenya currently have the technological capacity or the education system that can produce indigenous technologies in electro-mechanics or nuclear science. We have to be bold and copy modern technologies until we start to develop our own, just like China,, but we need a developed indigenous metallurgical or electro-mechanical industry for that,,and we need indigenous education system for that,,,,,learning in English will never produce that for us or for Africa.
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