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Fact file: South African arms exports

Below follows South Africa's major arms exports 1994-2009 as declared to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.













2009 (submitted December 16, 2010)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

1. Battle tanks

Poland

5

1 x Comet cruiser tank

1 x Sherman medium tank

3 x Stuart light tanks

Armour Museum (donation)

-

-

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Algeria

2

2 x Marauder MRAP

MoD

Paramount

-

Azerbaijan

10

10 x Marauder MRAP

MoD

Paramount

-

Burkina Faso

6

6 x Gila MRAP

Police

Ivema

-

Burundi

10

10 x Casspir

MoD

-

Surplus

Canada

3

3 x Actros armoured cabs

Mercedes Benz

LMT

 

Chad

2

2 x Mamba MRAP

Mine Technology International

-

Surplus

Italy

1

1 x RG31 MRAP

MoD

BAE Systems

-

Poland

4 [sic]

1 x M16 halftrack

1 x Mk4 armoured car

1 x Ferret armoured car

Museum (donation)

-

-

Senegal

14

12 x Gila

2 x Ferret [sic]

Police

MoD

Ivema

?

Ferret? Could be Eland/AML

Spain

72

RG31 Scout [sic]

RG32 Utility [sic]

MoD

BAE Systems

 

UAE

16

RG31

MoD

BAE Systems

 

US

375

RG31

USMC

BAE Systems

 

 

 

2008 (submitted October 20, 2009)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Canada

77

Armoured cabs

Canadian Forces

LMT

 

International Organisation 1

10

Casspir MRAP

AU (Burundi)

-

Surplus

International Organisation 2

2

RG31

UNAMI (Kuwait)

BAE Systems

 

Malawi

13

1 x Samil 20 Rhino (refurbished)

12 x Casspir MRAP

Army

-

 

Nigeria

6

Springbuck 4x4

Police

Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

 

Saudi Arabia

5

Al Mansoor”

MoD

Armour Systems

 

Senegal

15

1 x Casspir MRAP

14 x Ratel 20 ICV

MoD

 

Surplus

Slovakia

1

RG32 Scout

MoD

BAE Systems

 

Spain

70

RG31

MoD

BAE Systems

 

Tanzania

3

Springbuck 4x4

North Mara Gold Mine

Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

 

Thailand

85

Reva III

Army

ICP

 

UAE

6

RG31

MoD

BAE Systems

 

US

68

 

4

432

Casspir MRAP (refurbished)

RG32 Scout

RG31

- AU Mission in Sudan

- EOD Technology Inc.

- US Army

 

 

BAE Systems

 

 

BAE Systems

 

 

 

2007 (submitted September 15, 2008)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Iraq

30

8 x Reva

 

 

 

6 x Ingwe

 

2 x Casspir

14 x Reva III

Joint Contracting Command (JCC)

Olive Group/Zaitoon

Hart Security

JCC

ICP

 

 

 

-

 

-

ICP

 

International

Humanitarian Organisation

9

3 x RG32

 

6 x RG23 [sic]

UN Log Base, Italy

UN CAO UNAMT Kuawit

BAE Systems

 

 

 

 

Nigeria

20

8 x Springbuck

 

 

12 x Sharky

Police

 

 

Group 4 Securicor

Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

 

Rwanda

35

15 x Ratel 90

20 x Ratel 60

MoD

 

 

Saudi Arabia

45

5 x “Al Kaser”

40 x “Al Mansoor”

MoD

Armour Systems

 

Sweden

120

120 x RG32

MoD

BAE Systems

 

UAE

6

6 x RG31

MoD

BAE Systems

 

US

427

424 x RG31

1 x Mamba

2 x Casspir

US Army

Parsons Corp

Parsons Corp

BAE Systems

 

 

 

2006 (submitted July 3, 2007)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Angola

13

13 x Casspir

Angolan Mining Service

 

 

Canada

75

75 x RG31

MoD

 

 

Finland

6

6 x RG32

MoD

 

 

International Humanitarian

Organisations

10

5 x Springbuck

 

 

4 x Rhino (Samil 20)

 

1 x Casspir

UN Mine Action Sudan

 

UN Mine Action Sudan

Dan Church Aid Angola

Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

 

Rwanda

20

20 x RG31

MoD

BAE Systems

 

Saudi Arabia

46

46 x RG32

MoD

BAE Systems

 

Senegal

53

6 x Casspir

47 Eland (armoured car)

MoD

 

 

Sudan

60

60 x Mamba

AMIS (AU Mission in Sudan)

 

 

Sweden

128

128 x RG32

MoD

 

 

Tanzania

10

10 x RG32

Police

 

 

UAE

70

70 x RG31

MoD

 

 

US

129

80 x Reva

 

 

19 x Mamba

2 x Casspir

 

23 x RG31

Joint Contracting Command

Parsons Corp

Ronco Mozambique

US Marshas

ICP

 

 

 

 

 

BAE Systems

 

4. Combat Aircraft

Brazil

11

11 x MB326

 

 

 

Gabon

2

2 x Mirage F1AZ

 

 

Exported by Aerosud/

Paramount Group

 

 

2005 (submitted June 15, 2006)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Angola

1

1 x Rhino (Samil 20)

Dan Church Aid

 

 

Ghana

4

4 x Rinkhals

MoD

 

 

International

Humanitarian Organisations

3

3 x Casspir

Horn of Africa Norwegian People's Aid

 

 

Nepal

13

13 x Casspir

MoD (for UN)?

 

 

Senegal

2

2 x Casspir

MoD

 

 

Sweden

1

1 x RG32

MoD

 

 

Tanzania

6

5 x RG32

1 x Mamba

Police

Ashanti Gold (bullion carrier)

BAE Systems

 

Uganda

31

31 x Buffel

MoD

 

 

US

173

146 x RG31

12 x Mamba

15 x Casspir

US Army

Parsons Corp

Parsons Corp

 

 

Zambia

1

1 x Rhino (Samil 20)

MoD

 

 

4. Combat Aircraft

Brazil

12

9 x Impala Mk I

3 x Impala Mk 2

 

 

 

 

 

2004 (submitted June 2, 2005)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Ghana

20

1 x Ratel 20

18 x Ratel 90

1 x Ratel “flat top” [sic]

MoD

 

 

 

Ratel 81?

Indonesia

2

2 x Casspir

MoD

 

 

International Humanitarian

Organisation

7

1 x Casspir

 

6 x Casspir

Norwegian People's Aid

Swiss Foundation

 

 

Jordan

221

221 x Ratel 20

MoD

 

Exported by Paramount Group/

Mechanology

Nepal

24

15 x Casspir

9 x Casspir

MoD

Police

 

 

Uganda

5

5 x Mamba

MoD

 

 

UAE

1

1 x RG32

 

BAE Systems

 

UK

6

6 x Mamba

Minetech

 

 

US

18

10 x Casspir

3 x Casspir

5 x RG31

Parsons Corp

UXB Int

US Army

 

 

BAE Systems

 

4. Combat Aircraft

Chile

3

3 x Cheetah E

Not airworthy

 

 

 

 

2003 (submitted May 31, 2004)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Canada

1

1 x RG31

 

 

 

Ghana

19

13 x Ratel 20

6 x Ratel 90

MoD

 

 

Guinea

10

10 x Mamba

Ministry of Security

 

 

Italy

2

2 x Casspir

Intersos – Angola

 

 

Jordan

100

100 x Ratel 20

MoD

 

Exported by Paramount Group/

Mechanology

Mozambique

10

5 x Casspir

5 x Casspir

Police

MoD

 

 

Nigeria

1

1 x RG31

Police

 

 

Norway

5

2 x Mamba

 

 

1 x Rhino (Samil 20)

 

 

2 x Mamba

Norwegian People's Aid – Iraq

Norwegian Refugee Council – Angola

Norwegian Refugee Council – Angola

 

 

Serbia

4

4 x RG32

Ministry of Interior

 

 

Switzerland

9

8 x Mamba

 

 

1 x Mamba

Foundation Suisse de Deminage

Medicines Sans Frontieres - Angola

 

 

UN

26

18 x Mamba

2 x Mamba

 

2 x RG31

 

 

 

4 x RG32

WFP – Italy

Sudan Mine Action Office

UN Observation Mission – Georgia

UNHCR – Iraq

 

 

US

4

4 x RG31

US Army

 

 

3. Large calibre artillery

Malaysia

6

6 x G5

MoD

Denel

 

4. Combat Aircraft

Chile

2

2 x Cheetah E

 

 

 

7. Misiles& Launchers

UAE

5

5 x Seeker 2

MoD

 

 

 

 

2002 (submitted May 28, 2003)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Angola

1

1 x Casspir

Norwegian People's Aid

 

 

Austria

1

1 x RG32

 

BAE Systems

 

Belgium

1

1 x Eland Mk7

Sabilex

 

 

Eritrea

2

2 x Rhino (Samil 20)

UN

 

 

France

2

2 x RG32

 

BAE Systems

 

Georgia

2

2 x RG32

UN

BAE Systems

 

Mali

5

5 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

Mozambique

6

4x Rhino (Samil 20)

2 x Casspir

Norwegian People's Aid

 

 

Uganda

15

15 x RG31

Delayed 1998 order

BAE Systems

 

UK

3

3 x RG32

For Alvis

BAE Systems

 

3. Large calibre artillery systems

Malaysia

22

22 x G5

10 delivered September 2001, 12 in July 2002

Denel

 

4. Combat aircraft

Cameroon

1

1 x Impala Mk2

 

 

 

 

 

2001 (submitted May 13, 2002)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

India

75

75 x Casspir

 

 

 

Swaziland

7

7 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

UN

7

7 xRG31

 

BAE Systems

 

 

 

2000 (submitted May 15, 2001)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Djibouti

9

9 x Casspir

 

 

 

Georgia

25

25 x RG31

UN (UNOMIG)

BAE Systems

 

Mozambique

5

5 x Casspir

Donation to MoD

 

 

 

 

1999 (submitted June 8, 2000)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Belgium

120

20 x Eland Mk7 60mm

100 x Eland Mk7 90mm

 

 

 

India

90

90 x Casspir

 

 

 

UK

8

8 x Mamba

 

 

 

 

 

1998 (submitted April 1, 1999)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Australia

3

3 x Kobra

 

BAE Systems

For Bushmaster contest

Norway

2

2 x Casspir

Norwegian People's Aid – Angola

 

 

Rwanda

10

10 x RG31

 

 

 

Sweden

6

6 x Mamba

 

 

 

3. Large calibre artillery systems

Namibia

24

24 x G2 14mm

Donation October 1998

 

 

 

 

1997 (submitted May 26, 1998)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Congo

18

18 x Mamba

 

BAE Systems

 

Cote dIvoire

2

2 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

Rwanda

4

4 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

4. Combat aircraft

Cameroon

2

2 x Impala Mk2

 

 

 

Switzerland

3

3 x PC7

 

 

 

 

 

1996 (submitted June 18, 1997)

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Canada

1

1 x Mamba MkII

 

 

 

Colombia

4

4 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

NATO

2

2 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

Rwanda

6

6 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

US

5

5 x RG31

 

BAE Systems

 

3. Large calibre artillery systems

Oman

18

18 x G6

 

Denel

 

 

 

 

1995 (submitted July 2, 1996

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

Angola

3

3 x Casspir

 

 

 

Cote dIvoire

3

3 RG12

 

BAE Systems

 

Uganda

10

10 x Mamba 4x4, 7 pax

 

 

 

UN

17

15 x Mamba 4x2, 11 pax

2 x Mamba 4x2, 7 pax

 

 

 

 

 

1994

Category

Final importer

Number of items

Description

Comment by SA govt

Manufacturer

Comment

2. Armoured combat vehicles

?

?

? x Eland Mk7, 60mm, 90mm

 

 

 

3. Large calibre artillery systems

?

?

? xG6

 

Denel

 


 


 


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