20 January, 2013
In July 2012, the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria commenced the local production of Night Vision Goggles and Bullet Proof Vests in conjunction with Israeli partners, Marom Dolphin. It is said to be the only one of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, outside South Africa.
Nigerian troops who are currently heading out to Mali by the planeloads can be seen wearing some of these vests and it is believed that the photos of Made-in-Nigeria night vision goggles
shall emerge as soon as nighttime combat operations commence.
A representative of DICON’s Technical Partners, Marom-Dolphin (local subsidiary of an Israeli firm) showing the HMOD and other dignitaries Bullet Proof Vests produced at DICON’s ultra-modern factory in Kaduna.
A Nigerian Army soldier fully kitted with Bullet Proof Vest produced by the DICON – Marom Dolphin Company (Nig) Limited factory in Kaduna.
Some other partners of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria include, but are not limited to, Poly Technologies Corporation of China.