Armscor Places Orders to Replenish Ammunition Stocks

6 March 2011 (Last Updated March 6th, 2011 18:30)

South African arms acquisition agency Armscor has placed two orders with various concerns for 7.62×51mm belted ammunition and 5.56×45mm ball rounds to replenish ammunition stocks. The Armscor bulletin system has not stated for which service the orders were placed, however, it i

South African arms acquisition agency Armscor has placed two orders with various concerns for 7.62×51mm belted ammunition and 5.56×45mm ball rounds to replenish ammunition stocks.

The Armscor bulletin system has not stated for which service the orders were placed, however, it is expected that the R484m ($70m) munitions could be for the South African Army.

Denel, the state arsenal, is expected to be the major beneficiary of the orders.