Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria will unveil first prototype of armoured personnel carrier 10703162

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Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria will unveil first prototype of armoured personnel carrier.
Director General of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Major General Bamidele Ogunkale has disclosed that the corporation will unveil its first prototype of the armourd personnel carrier (APC) in September.
     
Director General of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Major General Bamidele Ogunkale has disclosed that the corporation will unveil its first prototype of the armourd personnel carrier (APC) in September. A Nigerian Army soldier fully kitted with Bullet Proof Vest produced by DICON - Marom Dolphin Company (Nig) Limited in our factory in Kaduna.
     
Speaking when the Commandant, Depot Nigeria Army, Brig Gen Christopher Musa paid him a courtesy visit at the DICON headquarters in Kaduna yesterday, the DG said the corporation hopes to go into mass production. He said, "By September this year, we hope to unveil the first prototype APC and with presidential support, we will go into mass production."
 
He asked Nigerians to have hope that DICON would get over its crippling problems and achieve its mandate, saying, "Nigerians try to compare and contrast Brazil Defence Industries with DICON. Whatever hurdles we have identified, we should clear them and move forward. I am optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari who said he is not happy with the wreck in DICON against the hard earned foreign exchange going out for purchase of arms and ammunition, would no doubt give DICON the needed support."


The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria was established by an Act of Parliament in 1964. Consequently a West German manufacturing firm Fritz Werner was assigned the task of providing technical expertise and setting up the ordnance Factory in Kaduna.

Defence Industries Corporation (DICON) was primarily established to produce small Arms and Ammunition for the use of the Nigerian Army and other Security agencies. The Corporation also uses its excess capacity to produce machinery spare parts for industries and other products for civilian use.
 

 

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