Defence & Security News - South Africa
|Monday, September 30, 2013 04:06 PM|
|Denel South Africa to produce 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles for South African army.|
The socio-economic impacts that will emanate from the multi-billion rand contract recently awarded by Armscor to Denel SOC for the production of over 200 Badger 8x8 armoured vehicles to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) over a 10-year period will significantly and permanently change the South African defence industry.
Badger 8x8 armoured infantry fighting vehicle variant at AAD 2012, Defense exhibition in South Africa.
Both government and the defence industry have welcomed
the direct and indirect jobs as well as the enterprise opportunities
that will be created as a result of the production contract for the
full scale manufacturing of the Badger New Generation Infantry Combat
System. In addition to job and enterprise creation, the contract will
also lead to an increase in skills development and retention in the
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