ARMSCOR - Armaments Corporation of South Africa
ARMSCOR, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa, was established to meet South Africa's needs for armaments and related products and services. The Corporation has roots going back to 1948 and dates from 1977, when the South African Armaments Board and the Armaments Development Corporation were amalgamated. Five years later, ARMSCOR began to market South African products abroad, having proved that many were unique and provided superior solutions for a wide range of needs.
By the late 1980s, tension in South Africa had declined, and demand for arms reduced sharply. As a result, a reorganisation of ARMSCOR's activities was needed. In 1992, ARMSCOR's manufacturing facilities were therefore made the responsibility of a new State-owned company, DENEL, after which ARMSCOR devoted itself to acquisition for the South African and regional security forces.
Sources and Resources
Maintained by Webmaster
Updated Monday, May 29, 2000 4:05:17 PM