Light mu­ni­tion plant opened, to meet lo­cal needs

Oman Mu­ni­tion Pro­duc­tion Com­pany has been es­tab­lished in re­sponse to the di­rec­tives of His Majesty the Sul­tan

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

SUMAIL: Oman Mu­ni­tion Pro­duc­tion Com­pany cel­e­brated yes­ter­day the of­fi­cial open­ing of the light mu­ni­tion fac­tory in the Wilayat of Sumail in the Gover­norate of A’Dakhiliyah un­der the aus­pices of Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Bu­saidi, Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for De­fence Af­fairs .

Af­ter re­mov­ing the plaque, the Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for De­fence Af­fairs toured the pro­duc­tion lines of the fac­tory.

The Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Min­istry of De­fence and Chair­man of Oman Mu­ni­tion Pro­duc­tion Com­pany pre­sented a me­mento to the chief guest.

The pro­ject is one of the projects that aim at meet­ing the needs of the Sul­tan’s Armed Forces and the other mil­i­tary and se­cu­rity sys­tems at the Sul­tanate for light mu­ni­tion.

Oman Mu­ni­tion Pro­duc­tion Com­pany has been es­tab­lished in re­sponse to the di­rec­tives of His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos bin Said, the Supreme Com­man­der of the Armed Forces with di­rect in­vest­ment by the mil­i­tary and se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tuses pen­sion funds.

The foun­da­tion stone of the fac­tory, which is the first of its kind in the Sul­tanate, was laid on March 26, 2015. The ini­tial pro­duc­tion started at the end of 2016.

On this oc­ca­sion, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Bu­saidi, Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for De­fence Af­fairs said that the light mu­ni­tion fac­tory which was opened in re­sponse to the in­struc­tions of HM the Sul­tan aims at meet­ing the needs of SAF and other se­cu­rity and mil­i­tary ap­pa­ra­tuses of light mu­ni­tion and con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment wit­nessed by the Sul­tanate in all fields.

It is also one of the promis­ing in­vest­ment projects as it was es­tab­lished by di­rect in­vest­ments from the mil­i­tary and se­cu­rity pen­sion funds.

Mo­hammed bin Nasser Al Rasbi, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Min­istry of De­fence and Chair­man of OMPC said: “This open­ing marks the com­ple­tion of the fa­cil­i­ties of the pro­ject and its as­so­ci­ated sys­tems and tech­nolo­gies in the field of light mu­ni­tion pro­duc­tion. We also an­nounce com­ple­tion of all the fa­cil­i­ties, qual­ity sys­tems and mu­ni­tion test­ing lab­o­ra­to­ries which play an im­por­tant role in en­sur­ing the qual­ity of the prod­ucts.”

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