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Ministry of Defence: ARMSCOR

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 52422, tabled on 21 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the commercial relationship between Armscor and his Department.

Answered on

28 September 2021

Armscor (Armaments Corporation of South Africa) is the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (and also acts for the Department on disposals).

The Defence Equipment Sales Authority entered into a Framework Agreement with Armscor in November 2020, to broaden its marketing capabilities. The Ministry of Defence has no contracts with Armscor and to date there have been no commercial sales as part of this agreement.