Mataware presents Tinubu with two high-tech unmanned water vessels

Minister of Defence, Mohammed Bello Matawalle, presented President Bola Tinubu with two high-tech unmanned water vessels.

The presentation took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In a statement issued by the Director of Press, Information and Public Relations, Mr. Henshaw Ogbike,
On Friday, the minister was quoted as saying to the president that “the two vessels will help in the fight against insecurity in our waterways in particular and in the nation as a whole.”

The minister explained that the two unmanned vessels were donated to the Nigerian government by the Swift Ship Company of the United States.

Presenting the two versions of the equipment – S2 and S3 Swift Sea Stalker, he said the high-tech equipment is the latest technology to be deployed to combat insecurity in the Niger Delta, Lake Chad region and other maritime areas of the country. He said that there is. .

It will be recalled that the Minister recently paid a working visit to the United States and inspected American high-tech military hardware manufacturing companies Nee Ni, Swift Ships and OCR Global.

Furthermore, the Minister said that the donation of the vessel was the result of a working visit to several companies in the United States.

Mr. Matawalle intimated to Mr. Tinubu that the tour was aimed at promoting innovative technologies that would enhance the efficiency of the Nigerian military in dealing with contemporary security challenges.

Furthermore, the Minister said that he intends to work with the Defense Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) to foster partnerships with US companies in the production of military hardware locally in Nigeria.

Matawalle added that the newly established partnership would give Nigeria an opportunity to learn innovative ways to produce military equipment in line with Tinubu's policy of national security.

The Minister further informed the President that some of the facilities he toured during his visit to the United States included, among other things, rapid deployment mobile radar systems, unmanned surface vehicles, drone ground control stations, and small biometric retrieval and scanning systems. did.

He reassured the President that the state-of-the-art military and intelligence hardware capabilities on display would go a long way in combating insecurity in Nigeria.


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