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ARMSCORArmaments Corporation of South Africa
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Chairman of Armscor Vice Admiral (retd) Refitloe Mudimu gave the minister an in-depth briefing on the working and dynamics of his organization.
Rana Tanveer Hussains invitation to visit Pakistan at mutually convenient dates was accepted by both the South African Deputy Minister of Defence and the Chairman Armscor.
At Armscor, we recognize the inconvenience and frustration of gun owners have in finding ammunition and we are doing everything we can to push more product out the door and on to store shelves," said Martin Tuason, CEO of Armscor International.
Armscor traces its roots back to 1905 when the Squires, Bingham Company set up a sporting goods business in the Philippines.
Denel, under a multi-billion Rand contract awarded by South Africa's defence acquisition agency Armscor, is slated to develop the new South African Army's family of armoured vehicles to replace the current Ratel.
But despite receiving the cash, South Africa's state-owned weapons manufacturer ARMSCOR wanted something more in return.
Only the onland equipment is anywhere near adequate: light tanks, armoured personnel carriers and artillery pieces researched and developed by South Africa's own Armscor in response to the desert warfare waged in southwest Africa and Angola through the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Similarly, in anticipation of the lifting of the embargo, South Africa created the Denel corporation out of Armscor in 1992.
The South African state-owned arms manufacturer, Armscor, has also supplied arms to Abu Dhabi, Qatar and other countries in the region.
In February, Johan Steyn, MD of BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa, said that the local defence industry has been too dependent on South Africa's defence acquisition, disposals, and research and development agency Armscor and local customers to provide funds and retain professional skills in the past, and that the industry must now focus on securing business abroad.
Firstly, we will complete the transformation of Armscor during this period.