Nigeria’s Chief Of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya on Wednesday, Sept. 22 visited the PROFORCE plant, where the Nigerian company built the ARA MRAP supplied to the Army and Chad Republic.
According to the company, the Army Chief’s visit included a tour of Proforce’s facilities including the Helmets and Vests manufacturing section, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, as well as drone and trainer jets manufacturing, Military Communication Systems, Signal Intelligence, Open Source and Web Intelligence.
The company also revealed that the Nigerian Army through its investment arm, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited, had acquired a 15 per cent shareholding of Proforce Limited.
Proforce has supplied the country’s domestically built and designed MRAP known as ARA 1 and the improved ARA 2 variant to the Army.
The vehicle with the capacity to carry up to 12 personnel plus equipment was later supplied to Chad and appeared in an August military parade to celebrate the country’s independence.
According to the company’s website, Proforce specialises in the manufacturing of armoured vehicles in Nigeria and supplies a wide spectrum of defence solutions.
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