Navy to deploy ships, helicopters for ‘Eagle eye II’ 



The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disclosed that it will flag off a three day sea exercise nicknamed “Eagle eye II” in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday, 5 December 2017.

According to a statement signed by the Acting Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun on Monday, said the exercise would involve the deployment of several capital ships, naval helicopters and patrol boats.

“During the Exercise, naval drills such as communication exercises, gunnery exercises, man overboard and ship maneuvers amongst others will be conducted,” he added.

Dahun said the objective of the exercise is to assess the readiness and operational state of the Naval Fleet and the capability of operation commands in the conduct of riverine and choke point operations.

According to the Naval Spokesman, the exercise will also demonstrate to the public NN operational engagements and other efforts to address contemporary challenges within the maritime environment.   

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