DICON is in Technical Partnership with Poly-Technologies of China.
DICON is also in a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Marom Dolphin (Nig) Ltd.
DICON has commenced the process of installing the production lines for 7.62 x 39mm special, the preferred ammunition by the Armed Services.
The e-library project in DICON R&D Centre has reached advance level of completion. The e-library is designed to meet international standards in research and e-learning.
Major General BO Ogunkale has been appointed the new DG for the nation's premier arms manufacturing industry, the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Kaduna. He replaces Brig Gen DIO Ehiorobo who has been redeployed. For further details, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Commercial Dept at DICON HQ, 45 Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna. See Photo Gallery for pictures.
DICON has achieved an unprecedented feat in the engineering field. The achievements can be traced to 2004 when DICON successfully produced prototype medium range weapons namely 60mm mortar, 81mm mortar and the RPG-7. The weapons were successfully test fired
at the Kachia range with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in attendance.
The Corporation has produced locally an assault rifle similar to AK 47, and is awaiting a new production line for the rifle.
Apart from the aforementioned ongoing activities at DICON, the Corporation has also enhanced its production capabilities in other areas such as local production of ceremonial swords which hitherto were imported. It should be mentioned that the military ceremonial swords used at the NDA passing out parade on 28th September 2007 were all produced in DICON.
The Corporation has also successfully completed the production of Army Field Kitchen. The project was undertaken using 100% local content. The Nigerian Army placed an order for the manufacture 10 field kitchens following an inspection visit by a team led by the Chief of Defence, Research and Development. In essence, DICON now possesses the capacity to sustain production with little or no external inputs.
DICON has successfully established a new production line for the manufacture of 7.62mm x 39 ammunition which is the preferred ammunition by the Security Services. This informed the Corporation’s current effort to develop and mass produce a Nigerian version of AK47, which uses the same 7.62mm x 39mm ammo.