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Our Mission
To Operate the ordnance factories for the manufacture and supply of arms and ammunition as well as inspecting, testing and recommending ordnance material intended for use by the Armed Forces and other security organizations while using the excess capacity to support the development of local Industries.
Our Vision
A Corporation build on a sound Commercial footing to continuously produce and constantly improve on the quality of arms and ammunition needs of the Defence, Security and foreign policy of Nigeria with the best international standards.


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.

Recent Development:

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: contact.hq@dicon.gov.ng or the Commercial Dept at DICON HQ, 45 Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna. See Photo Gallery for pictures.