•To partner NMDC in the proposed military industrial complex
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Defence Industries Corporation (DICON) has embarked on a deep research and reverse engineering aimed at meeting the needs of North-East operations against Boko Haram, especially fabrication of spare parts for the weapons used in the theatre of operation.
The Director-General of DICON, Maj-Gen. Bamidele Ogunkale, stated this when his NMDC counterpart, Prof. Ibrahim Madugu, paid him a courtesy visit.
In a statement signed on Saturday by the Corporation’s Public Relations Officer, Maj. Emmanuel Adeniyi, Ogunkale also agreed to work together with the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), in the proposed Military Industrial Complex (MIC) for the country.
He said: “The Defence Corporation is currently embarking on deep research and reverse engineering aimed at meeting the needs of North East operations, especially fabrication of spare parts for the weapons used in the theatre of operation.
“Our priority for now is to upgrade our Research and Development Department, since it is quite evident that we cannot attain the goal we are setting for DICON without investing more on research. We also have a production line where G3 rifles were produced, but we are exploring the possibility of upgrading the production line to where we can produce AK47 that would be acceptable by the Armed Forces who are our end users and other security agencies”.
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