UK, South Africa collaborating on military asset disposal

by Charles Forrester

The United Kingdom is collaborating with South African defence procurement agency Armscor to help facilitate the disposal of UK military equipment to potential customers in Africa.

Under a Framework Agreement signed in 2020, the UK's Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) will be able to leverage the commercial footprint of Armscor's Defence Disposal Solutions to access potential new markets on the African continent.

The UK is collaborating with South Africa's Armscor for managing potential disposal of UK assets, including the C-130J. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

The UK is collaborating with South Africa's Armscor for managing potential disposal of UK assets, including the C-130J. (Janes/Patrick Allen)

Sales to potential customers would be on a UK Government to Armscor to African Government or UK Government to African Government basis. Upgrade and after-sales support activities such as repairs and maintenance are offered by Armscor as part of the agreement. It is understood that any sales through the framework agreement would still be subject to the normal scrutiny and assurance applied by DESA and export controls.

A variety of equipment was listed in a 2021 brochure including Airbus Helicopters Puma HC.Mk 2 and Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopters, Lockheed Martin C-130J transport aircraft, Britten-Norman (BN2T-4S) RMk2 Defender, Land Rover Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit RWMIK+ vehicles, Husky mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, MAN Support Vehicle 6T, Scimitar class vessels, rigid raider craft, and small arms.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/uk-south-africa-collaborating-on-military-asset-disposal_17924

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