Nigeria Navy assembles ballistic gunboat

The Nigeria’s Naval Shipyard Limited (NSL) has announced it local assemblage of four semi-ballistic gunboats.

According to a statement posted by the presidency media, the gunboats, built for the Defence Headquarters, (DHQ), were a major milestone.

“The boats were conceptualized, designed and built by NSL”, said the statement.

“The boats have carrying capacity of 7 persons and endurance of 6 hours as well as cruising speed of over 35 knots.

“This achievement will reduce the Nigerian Navy’s dependency on external vendors as well help advance the Federal Government’s local content vision, as captured in the Presidential Executive Order 5.”

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