Nigerian military commissions new Defence Space Administration and cyber operations complex

Cyber Space technology is an instrument of power in society and it is becoming more available to a country’s adversary who may use it to attack, degrade and destroy communication and the flow of information… Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

A locally made Nigerian rocket in flight

Few months after the Nigerian Vice-president Professor Yemi Osinbajo signed the Defense Space Administration Bill into law in February18, 2017 previously passed by the National Assembly, the Nigerian Military have commissioned the Defence Space Administration Office Complex and the Foundation Laying of Defence Cyber Operations Centre, at Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja, yesterday,

The  Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said that the  Nigerian Military would utilize space technology in security the country’s territorial interest. He said that utilizing space capability in various military operations would boost the technology capability of the armed forces which would subsequently give them a decisive edge in its fight against aggressors.

He further mentioned that other uses of the space technology includes Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), navigational aids, Intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and also in the area of communications. Additionally, he stated that the establishment of Defence Space Administration is in line with modern global best practices so as to enable the Nigerian Military function effectively in a multi Dimensional battle field.

 

A Nigerian satellite in space

 

Rocket propulsion testing in Epe, Lagos

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