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.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General AG Olonisakin paid a working visit to the Corporation on Friday 20th January 2017 and commissioned several projects initiated and complete by the DG DICON, Major General BO Ogunkale. Some of projects commissioned included: DG's New Officer and Waiting Room, New COnference Room, Foyer, DICON HQ Reception Area and Convenience, Renovated Senior Staff Quarters, R&D Centre, Access Road and newly installed Power Transformers in the Ordinance Factories Complex. See the photo galler for picture updates.
The Defence Industries
Corporation of Nigeria was established by an Act of Parliament in 1964.
Consequently a West German manufacturing firm Fritz Werner was assigned
the task of providing technical expertise and set up the Ordnance
Factory in Kaduna .
The first Technical Partner of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) was Fritz Werner of Western Germany. FW designed and built the Kaduna Ordnance Factories in 1964 with the following production capacities, 5000 units of BM 59 Rifles per annum, 18,000 units of SMG 12 per annum, 12,000,000 rounds of 7.62mm x 51 per annum and 4,000,000 rounds of 9mm x 19 per annum.
The Nigerian Civil War
which occurred between 1967 -1970 necessitated the tripling of the above
production rates and the factory was thus able to make a significant
contribution to the war effort. After the war in 1970, the lucrative
arms market for DICON ended . Therefore, in order to remain in business
DICON decided to use its equipment to produce civilian items like rural
water supply equipment, industrial spare parts and furniture for sale to