Nigerian army manufactures light patrol vehicles, weapons


The Nigerian Army has embarked in the production of light tactical vehicles and other weapons at the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC) in order to assist in addressing internal security challenges, APA News reports.


Nigerian army manufactures light tactical vehicles weapons
Nigerian-made light patrol, or light tactical, vehicle (Picture source: APA News)


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Thursday, June 20, after he toured the production lines in the company located at Rigachikun (Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state) that the first set of the indigenous “light tactical vehicles” produced by the company would be exhibited on July 6. He said that the NAVMC was collaborating with the Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in the production of these vehicles.

The army chief, however, noted that, since the 1960’s, there had not been a serious effort at producing military equipment locally. The NAVMC was inaugurated in April 2019. The company already produces other vehicles, namely armored ones, as already reported by Army Recognition.


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Light Patrol Vehicle in the streets of Kaduna during Nigeria’s governorship and state assembly elections, on March 9, 2019. (Picture source Twiter account Marko Babic)


 

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