Chief of Defence Space Administration

Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Abdullahi Shinkafi

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Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Abdullahi Shinkafi was appointed the 6th Chief of Defence Space Administration (CDSA) on the 26th June, 2023. He resumed office as the Chief of Defence Space Administration on 3 July 2023. The CDSA is a graduate of Engineering (Mechanical) from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He went on to obtain his MSC in Aerospace Vehicle Design and PHD in Aerospace Engineering from the Cranfield University United Kingdom. He is currently an Associate Professor and Visiting lecturer with the University of Abuja, and Airforce Institute of Technology Nigeria (AFIT), Kaduna. The CDSA has participated in several notable research projects within the Airforce and at National Level. Prior to his current appointment, the Senior Officer was the Director of Launch Services and Satellite Operations (DLSO); other appointments held include: Director Research and Development Headquarters Nigeria Airforce, Principal Director Airforce Research and Development Center and Deputy Commandant Airforce Institute of Technology Nigeria (AFIT), Kaduna. He is a principled leader and committed to the realization of the mandate of the Defence Space Administration. He is happily married and blessed with children. ...... Click to find out more



ABOUT DSA

  • THE DEFENCE SPACE ADMINISTRATION (DSA) WAS ESTABLISHED AND BACKED BY AN ACT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (DSA ACT 2016) TO IMPLEMENT THE DEFENCE AND SECURITY ASPECTS OF THE NATIONAL SPACE POLICY AND PROGRAMME (NSPP) 2001



    MANDATE
    THE DSA WAS ESTABLISHED TO ENHANCE THE UTILISATION OF SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES
  • MISSION
    TO SUPPORT THE ARMED FORCES OF NIGERIA AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES WITH RELEVANT SPACE PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE CONDUCT OF OPERATIONS IN PEACE AND WARTIME IN LINE WITH THE NATIONAL SPACE POLICY AND PROGRAMME
    VISION
    THE VISION OF THE DSA IS TO CREATE A ROBUST INDIGENOUS SPACE COMPETENCE THAT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING AND UTILIZING SPACE ASSETS TO MEET THE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE AFN AND OTHER SECURITY AGENCIES

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