To catalyze the efforts off all directorates and units as well as streamline the interest of other stakeholders for maximum output towards national defence and enterprise.
To meet the material requirements of the Nigerian Armed Firces and other security agencies as well as foreign policy needs through improved production, collaboration and commitment to international best practices.
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 setting up the ordnance Factory in Kaduna.
Defence Industries Corporation (DICON) was primarily established to produce small Arms and Ammunition for the use of the Nigerian Army and other Security agencies. The Corporation also uses its excess capacity to produce machinery spare parts for industries and other products for civilian use.
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To transform DICON for maximum output towards national defence and enterprise, I pledge to catalyse all directorates and units through target driven endeavours, improved welfare and focused leadership.
2-General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
3-Sub-Machine Gun (SMG)
4-AK 47 Assault Rifle