Contract Awarded to manufacture more than 200 armoured vehicles for the South African National Defence Force Contract Completion: 10-years Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor), a government-supported weapons-producing conglomerate, has awarded a multi-billion Rand contract to Denel SOC Ltd, the state-owned aerospace and defence technology conglomerate, to manufacture more than 200 armoured vehicles for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) over a 10-year period. This, according to Armscor, will significantly change the South African defence industry. Both the government and the defence industry have welcomed the direct and indirect jobs as well as the enterprise opportunities which will be created as a result of the production contract for the full-scale manufacturing of the Badger New Generation Infantry Combat System. In addition to job and enterprise creation, the contract will also lead to an increase in skills development and retention in the industry. The new Badger infantry combat vehicle, displayed at the Department of Defence and Military Veterans% Industry Day event at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, provides the SANDF with unrivalled firepower, mobility and maximum armoured protection to the soldiers it transports. Contractor name : DENEL SOC LTD.
Contractor address : Denel SOC, Nellmapius Drive, Irene P O Box 8322, Centurion, 0046, South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 12 671 2700 Fax: +27 (0) 12 671 2751 url: www.denel.co.za
Agency : OWNER: Armaments Corporation of South Africa url: www.armscor.co.za
country :South Africa