Tuesday 1 March 2016

Nigerian Air force Launches Harmonised Military Camouflage

The Logistics Command of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF Ikeja Lagos, yesterday, launched the Harmonised Military  Woodland camouflage, recently adopted by  the management of Defence, with a charge to its  personnel to guard  against the uniform getting into wrong hands.
The harmonised camouflage as explained by the  Air Officer Commanding, AOC Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Mohammadu Mohammed, became necessary following its proliferation  among  several security, para-military and civil security outfits, a development he said posed dire implications to national security.

The Nigerian Airforce according to him,  was  expected to distribute 13,000 pairs of the woodland camouflage. But so far, he informed that the initial delivery of 4,000 pairs had been distributed to personnel   on internal security, with the rest to be distributed soon. On completion of the issuance to all personnel, the AOC said the old camouflage would be retrieved and destroyed, threatening that thereafter any one found with the old camouflage  would be prosecuted. 

He informed that the harmonised  camouflage were of  two types; the desert camouflage which is  used in the northern part of the country while the woodland camouflage is  used in the south. 

The AOC also visited 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot , Ikeja where the re-configuration of the C-130 aircraft  for executive airlift was ongoing, as well as the 105 Communication Depot in Shasha area of the state,  where he inspected three key projects which included the construction of six flats of three bedroom each for married officers; two blocks of four class rooms each and a 6.7 kilometres drainage system.

Culled from: Vanguard Newspaper

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