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The Directorate of Earth Observation

The Directorate of Earth Observation

Director of Earth Obseravtion

AIR VICE MARSHAL AV NDACE

Air Vice Marshal Anthony Victor Ndace was born on 7 Jul 70 in Zaria. He hails from Lavun LGA of Niger State. He was enlisted into the NAF as a member of NDA RC 41 on 17 Sep 98 and was commissioned Pilot Officer on 17 Sep 94. He was promoted to the rank of AVM WEF 17 Sep 21. He holds a BSc degree in Economics from NDA, MBA from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and PGDPA from ASCON. The snr offr has attended several courses, some of which include: Initial Personnel Administrative Management Officers Course, MTC Kaduna, Junior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji., Senior Staff Course at AFCSC, Jaji, Human Resource Management Course, ASCON Badagry, National Defence University, Islamabad, Contemporary Human Resource Function and Organizational Effectiveness Course, Cape Town, South Africa. The snr offr has held several appointments, some of which include: Command Administrative Officer, HQ ATC, Deputy Director of Administration, HQ NAF, Deputy Director of Personnel Management, HQ NAF, Director of Recruitment Resettlement and Reserve, HQ NAF, Deputy Director of Recruitment Resettlement and Reserve, HQ NAF/Sec NAF Valley Estate Committee, Deputy Director Personnel Management, DIA, Commander 153 Base Services Group, Commander 553 Base Services Group, Deputy Director Policy, HQ NAF, Director of Personnel Management, HQ NAF, Principal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, HQ NAF, Air Secretary, HQ NAF, Director Civil Military Relations, DHQ, He is currently the Director Earth Observation, DSA. AVM Ndace is married and blessed with children. His hobbies include reading and exercising.

Chronicle of Directors

Group Captain LI Oluwatoyin

23rd October 2014 – 10th July 2015

Group Captain NV Aguiyi

10th July 2015 – 21st September 2015

Air Commodore NV Aguiyi

21st September 2015 – 24th January 2017

Air Commodore HU Muhammad

24th January 2017 – 4th January 2018

Brigadier General OA Dada (Ag Dir)

13th July 2017 – 4th January 2018

Air Vice Marshal UP Uzezi

4th January 2018 – 9th July 2018

Brigadier General JO Iwara (Ag Dir)

9th July 2018 – 25th January 2019

Air Vice Marshal EO Chukwu

25th January 2019 - 31st March 2020

Air Vice Marshal MA Tanko

31st March 2020 - 11th March 2021

Air Vice Marshal NE Calmday

11th March 2021 - 5th January 2022

Air Vice Marshal K Aliyu 30th January 2023

5th January 2022 - 30th January 2023

Air Commodore AE Nweke

30th January 2023 - 15th July 2023

Air Commodore OC Ubadike

15th July 2023 - 1st March 2024

Air Vice Marshal AV Ndace

1st March 2024 Till Date

About the directorate

The Directorate of Earth Observation (DEO) is responsible for developing autonomous capability to perform intelligence analysis based on satellite imagery particularly from Virtual Reception Service to produce intelligence for decision-making. It would seek to integrate information from satellite imagery with other sources such as GEO spatial intelligence.

Roles

a. Acquisition of optical and spectral images using Remote Sensing/Earth Observation(EO) Satellites.

b. Processing and archiving geospatial data.

c. Custodian of satellite images and geospatial data.

d. Maintenance of DSA Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI).

e. Provide and conduct geospatial intelligence in support of operations

f. Perform photo reconnaissance using satellite images and environmental data for national security.

g. Ensure surveillance of entire vertical expanse including the atmosphere, near earth orbit and beyond.

h. Provide decision-support tools for analyzing processed data in the form of maps, charts and other visual models.

i. Disseminate meteorology information and satellite weather forecast in support of operations.

j. Appraisal and analysis of land and maritime environments..

k. Utilize satellites for monitoring and response to disaster management in aid to civil authorities.s.

i. Prediction and mitigation of effects of climate change on strategic planning for national security.

m. Manufacture of Earth Observation Satellite.

n. Maintain and operate Defence Earth Observation satellite..

Achievements

a.Training of personnel on the Introduction to Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing at GeoApps Plus Ltd NASRDA.

b. Invitation of reputable Geospatial companies such as RESLARC, Image Sat International (ISI) and Airbus Defence Group (Airbus DS) for possible collaboration.

c. Training of personnel on Crime Mapping at GeoApps Plus Ltd NASRDA.

d. Operational Visit to HQ Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri.

e. Conduct of In-Theatre Proof of Concept of Anti-Drone solutions at Maiduguri

f. Geospatial facilities tour of ImageSat International NV Israel.

g. Tour of the Facilities Digital Globe, Colorado USA.

h. Operational Visit to HQ Operation DELTASAFE, Yenagoa.

i. Supply of Satellite Imagery Maps to 1 Div Kaduna.

j. Visit to Nigerian Forest Reserve Coordinates Generation of about 1000points.

k. Production of Operational Maps for Operation FOREST OCTOPUS.

l. Production of Operational Maps for Sectors 1,2 and 3 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

m. Production of Satellite Imageries Based Intelligence Report for Operation FOREST OCTOPUS and Sectors 1,2 and 3 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

n. The Directorate produced BDA maps of Dapchi.

Events

The Directorate of Communication Satellite Hosts The Defence Space Administration Monthly Lecture Series March 2024 Edition

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The Defence Space Administration (DSA)  held its Monthly Lecture Series today, 28 March 2024, and...

The Chief of Defence Space Administration AVM AA Shinkafi and Mrs Ladan decorating Navy Lt SY Ladan to the rank of Lt

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The Chief of Defence Space Administration AVM AA Shinkafi and Mrs Ladan decorating Navy Lt...

DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATION SATELLITE HOLDS SEMINAR ON COMMUNICATION SATELLITE AND PAYLOAD MANAGEMENT

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The Staff of the Defence Space Administration (DSA) were treated to very educative sessions during...

Graduation Ceremony of the NAF personnel on the Job training at Directorate of Launch Services and Space Operations, held on the 28 April 2023...

Graduation Ceremony of the NAF personnel on the Job training at Directorate of Launch Services...