Fact file: South African arms exports

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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 4×4

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 4×4

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 4×4, 7 pax

UN

17

15 x Mamba 4×2, 11 pax

2 x Mamba 4×2, 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