Producing contents locally will free NAF from overdependence on technology, says Chief of Standard
The Chief of Standard and Evaluation, Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), AVM Aliyu Bello, said that producing content locally will free the force from overdependence on foreign technology.
Bello said this at the Logistics Command’s inter-unit Research and Development (R&D) competition on sustaining logistics support in NAF operations through innovation.
He commended NAF for looking inwards, developing indigenous technological capacity for developing the operations of the NAF.
The six NAF units and one of its schools carried out various research and development projects over the past months.
The innovations displayed at the competition include Drones, Intruder Detection systems, Digital Car Speed Detector, Automated Base Security and Fire Alarm System, Design and Construction of a Single Barrel Rocket Launcher.
Others include, Design and Construction of Alpha Jet Aircraft Parachute Packing Machine for Ejection Seat Headrest Assembly.
“This will gradually free us from overdependence on technology,” the AVM said.
He commended the AOC, Logistics Command, AVM Hasan Abubakar, for efforts to harness the potential of their personnel in utilising indigenous resources to develop the projects.
“I am pleased with the number of projects displayed, it renews the hope that with ingenuity, determination and right leadership, NAF personnel can achieve much.
“I believe that in joining hands together and building strong partnership, there is no challenge that we cannot overcome as a service and as a nation.
“l am confident that this event will eventually bring out products that will enhance NAF operations and contribute to the development of our dear nation,” he said.
Bello encouraged the command to make more efforts by collaborating with relevant stakeholders to promote research and development activities within the command.
Also speaking, the AOC, Logistics Command, NAF, AVM Hasan Abubakar, said that NAF would continuously ensure that sufficient aircraft were available for deployment whenever there was the need for it.