NASENI To Unveil Locally Produced Military Weapons

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The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) will soon unveil its Made-in-Nigeria military weapons and equipment even as the Nigerian Army has lent its support to domestication of these weapons, saying it would strengthen the fight against insurgency, banditry and other security threats in the country.

This was disclosed in a statement issued over the weekend by Deputy Director in charge of Information in NASENI, Olusegun Ayeoyenikan.

He noted that NASENI in collaboration with some indigenous research Institutions and Industry: Nigeria Machine Tools (NMT) Osogbo and the Nigerian Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers jointly had commenced production of a12.7mm AA Gun through reverse engineering, including Armour Personnel Carrier vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Drones and other light weapons for use by the military.

While briefing Faruk Yahaya the Agency said they are working on the Presidential directives to develop military weapons locally, other technology and war equipment to support the Armed Forces in its fight against insurgency.

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