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A strategic partner of choice for defence and security solutions

15th September 2023

     

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The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), and other State organs and entities. Armscor’s mandate is to provide the armed forces with state-of-the-art defence matériel, delivering innovative defence solutions efficiently and effectively. The organisation manages the strategic capabilities of the DOD, producing research and vanguard technological solutions required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the continent.

Armscor has a proven track record of delivering on its mandate. It has extensive experience in product development, technology development, enhancement, sustainment and disposal of products. The organisation has world-class facilities that can be used by both local and international clients to test and evaluate the performance of their defence- and security-related products. Armscor prides itself on maintaining high-quality international standards through rigorous testing and evaluation processes on all its technology management projects.

Over the years Armscor has seen its technologies evolving from the defence sector to both commercial and domestic sectors. It has capabilities and skills to meet the needs of the changing global landscape.

Acquisition expertise

One of Armscor’s core businesses is acquisition. Its key functions include requirements analysis, technology development, design and development of products and product systems, and the industrialisation and manufacturing of mature products and product systems that fully meet user requirements. It also entails procurement of existing and qualified products, as well as the acquisition of product system support for user systems during the operational lifetime of the systems. The organisation has capability to perform independent, centralised coordination of the acquisition function and plays a management role in technology acquisition and technology commercialisation undertakings.

Through its Aero Systems Division, Armscor plays a key role in providing the South African Air Force with the necessary equipment and support required for mission readiness, which includes but is not limited to conducting humanitarian operations in countries such as Mozambique. Armscor provides cost-effective and safe provision of aircraft product systems and logistics support that creates defence capability.

Aero systems capabilities offered at Armscor include:

  • Contract and project management expertise
  • Providing maintenance and storage management
  • Holistic overview of the life cycle of equipment
  • Technical (systems and logistic engineering) expertise.

 

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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