Luxembourg, a leading European based Aviation Company has sought ties with the Nigerian Armed Forces in providing full turnkey Airborne Ground Surveillance and Reconnaissance services (AGSR) to aid flight operations and intelligence gathering, especially in the maritime sector.
The company’s main areas of specialization are Airborne Ground Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Aerial Survey Operations, Military Para-dropping and L-3 Wescam Official Distribution/Service Centre/Integration. Her AGSR covers border control, maritime survey and pollution control, Anti piracy operations, fire detection and monitoring, internal security sand anti-smuggling operations.
In his presentation at the Defence Headquarters, tagged Nigerian Defence Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability Upgrade program, the Deputy Managing Director of CAE-AVIATION, Mr Luc Audoore stressed that the company specializes in customized air support, therefore offers certified aircraft with crew for gravimetry, bathymetry, magnetometry and other survey operations and adapts its aircraft depending on the customers specific needs in terms of survey equipment, endurance, communication, modification, etc. which results in a unique fleet of aircraft that can perform a multitude of tasks.
Audoore reiterated that in the event of collaborating with the Nigerian Armed Forces, the military stands the chance of benefiting in the areas of knowledge transfer through training, maintain and modification of the existing aircrafts, provide image software, help improve efficiency, offer expertise, resources and automated tools.
In his response, the Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, represented by the Chief of Training and Operations Maj.
Gen ED Awala, thanked the crew for the presentation and urged them to specifically make similar presentation to the Nigerian Air Force for further deliberation on areas of mutual benefits.
Present at the presentation were Departmental Chiefs at Defence Headquarters, some Directors and observer group from the National Oil Spillage Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) led by its Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Sir Peter Idahor.