Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Taking the fight to the poachers [AAD16D3]

16 September 2016

Milkor (Hangar 1, Stand E2), a leader in the development and manufacture of weapons systems, has handed over 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) systems to South African National Parks (SANParks) in Groenkloof, Pretoria, to help in the ongoing fight against poaching in the Kruger National Park. Milkor believes that the UBGL’s light weight and durable characteristics, along with its diverse less-lethal and lethal applications such as flare, smoke, flash bang, impulse and rubber rounds, will aid SANParks’ anti-poaching operations.

Marius Roos, Milkor’s CEO, said: “SANParks will be able to deploy these weapon systems as part of their arsenal of weapons to combat poaching activities nationally. Milkor is committed to the fight and we continually improve our weapons to adapt to these unique requirements.”

The CEO of SANParks, Fundisile Mketeni, commended Milkor for joining the fight against poaching and said, “The time has come for everyone to stand up and fight against poaching in order to help ensure these precious heritages for our children’s children survive forever.”

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