The Nigerian Air Force according to Punch News, is collaborating with the University of Ibadan to manufacture.
According to Punch News, the Chief of Standards and Evaluation, NAF Headquaters, Air Vice-Marshal John Baba, said the air force was ready to ensure the success of the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed with the institution.
Baba listed the areas of collaboration which include; Research and development in aircraft engineering, Automation, Information and Communications Technology as well as making explosives.
According to him, the collaboration would enhance the capacity of the Nigerian Air Force to perform well and the partnership would also help the force not to rely too much on imported weapons and be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively to the country and be self-sustaining.
“We expect that by the end of our research and development, the Nigerian Air Force should be able to sustain its operations without getting any instructions on weapon usage from other countries or any hindrance to the importation of certain weapons,” he said.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnership, UI, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, expressed her delight at the partnership.
“We expect that in the next two years, we should be able to show what we have achieved as a result of this collaboration. The essence of the collaboration is that we should be able to proffer outstanding quality solutions to some of the problems from our laboratory,” she stated.
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