Abuja — The first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built in Nigeria was unveiled by President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, reports Vanguard.
The UAV named GULMA was built by the Nigerian Air Force in Kaduna.
President Jonathan said that the UAV will keep the country ahead in military science and technology provide a challenge to civilian technology companies.
The idea to build the UAV began in 2005 with the acquisition of three Aerostar UAVs for the defunct Presidential Committee on Maritime Safety and Security, (PICOMSS)
The building of the UAV cost $3 million and 15 UAV pilots were trained at less than half a million dollars.
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