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Meet Female AirForce Aerospace Engineer Who Designed Nigeria’s First Indigenous Operational UAV

We are always in search of exceptional talent doing great things across the globe, so we can celebrate them and motivate you all with their stories.

Today we celebrate Nkemdilim Anulika Ofodile, an amazing Nigerian AirForce aerospace engineer who designed the country’s first indigenous operational UAV (Unmanned aerial vehicle) called “Tsaigumi”.

Nkemdilim who has a PhD in Control Engineering from the University of Leicester received lots of accolade online when she was celebrated few days ago after the official induction by Nigerian Airforce which had President Muhammad Buhari and other government officials present.

On Friday,February 16, the Nigeria Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya,said that its operational unmanned aerial vehicle( UAV) also known as drone “Tsaigumi” is more advanced than its earlier produced Amebo and Gulma UAV prototypes.

Adesanya said that it has become necessary to make this clarification, due to certain misconceptions that followed the announcement of the induction of Tsaigumi.

” To set the records straight, while Gulma UAV is indeed the first indigenous UAV, the newly inducted Tsaigumi UAV is the first indigenous operational UAV,

” Both UAV types are the outcomes of research and development efforts of a team of NAF Aerospace engineers.

” NAF’s foray into UAV development commenced in 2008, when its students officers who were undergoing postgraduates studies in aerospace engineering programmes at Cranfield University, UK, chose UAV development as their research project,” he said.

We Celebrate Nkemdilim Anulika Ofodile!

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