To operate the ordnance factories for the manufacture and supply of arms and ammunition as well as inspecting, testing and recommending ordnance materiel intended for use by the Armed Forces and other security organizations while using the excess capacity to support the development of local industries.
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.
Brigadier General DIO Ehiorobo mni has been appointed the new DG for the nation's premier arms manufacturing industry, the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Kaduna. He replaces Major General ER Chioba who has been redeployed to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja. 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.
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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Our Vision is to build the Corporation 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.
2-General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG)
3-Sub-Machine Gun (SMG)
4-AK 47 Assault Rifle