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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Innoson Motors fabricates fighter jet parts for Nigerian Air Force

Wow! This is another story that will further show the world 'the can do spirit of Nigeria.' Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, a Nigerian firm has achieved the feat of locally fabricating spare parts for the operations of the Alpha Jets platform of the Nigerian Air Force in the North-East.

The Director, Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a statement on Wednesday, said the leadership of the Air Force would have been forced to ground the Alpha jet fleet due to lack of brake parts for the strategic fighter aircraft.

He said it took the efforts of the indigenous firm to locally modify the brake part of the MB-339 for the adoption of the Alpha jets, whose brake parts were not available.


He added that the NAF would not have been able to deploy the Alpha jets for the crucial air bombardment  against the Boko Haram militants without the effort of the firm as no help was coming from outside the country.

He quoted the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, as having said that the company deserved a national award for playing a critical role in the sustenance of the military offensive against the insurgency.

Famuyiwa explained that the collaborative efforts between the NAF and the automobile firm was in line with the vision of the CAS, which is “strategic partnership with ministries, departments and agencies for enhanced research and development.”

He said, “The company, at a time when the NAF would have been forced to ground its entire fleet of Alpha Jets due to lack of brake assembly, had helped to locally modify and overhaul the brake assembly of the MB-339 aircraft for adoption on the Alpha Jets.

“This ingenious effort by IVM is instrumental to the continued operation of the Alpha Jets, and had helped to save the day when help was not forthcoming from abroad.”

1 comment:

  1. Good to know, we want more of this in the economy


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