In its continued efforts at boosting the capacity of its personnel in weapons handling and marksmanship, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commissioned another Electronic Range at its Base in Bauchi.
The commissioning brings to 2, the number of electronic ranges commissioned by the current NAF leadership to sharpen the marksmanship skills of NAF personnel.
The electronic range contains state of the art facilities that are comparable to those obtainable in the best military institutions around the world.
With the commissioning, the NAF is further positioned to make savings for the nation in terms of the logistics requirements associated with conducting the normal range exercise.
Speaking during the commissioning, the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar Esq, commended the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for his sterling leadership qualities and for the invaluable sacrifices the NAF is making across the country in ensuring peace and security.
Earlier in his remarks, the CAS stated that the provision of electronic ranges is in line with his vision of repositioning the NAF into a highly professional and disciplined force, especially considering the nation’s current security challenges.
The CAS also announced that an electronic range would be commissioned in Port Harcourt in due course.
In a related development, the NAF also commissioned 3 newly constructed and fully furnished Messes for the airmen/airwomen, senior non-commissioned officers and the commissioned officers in Bauchi.