State arms acquisition agency Armscor has an order for R2.6 million with Denel PMP for the supply of 20mm high explosive incendiary and high explosive incendiary tracer ammunition. The contract takes the value of 20mm ammunition orders since 2007 to R10 762 620.
Armscor places orders on behalf of the SA National Defence Force and its constituent services. It is not clear from the Armscor Bulletin System for which of these the orders were placed as the SA Army, SA Air Force and SA Navy uses 20mm cannon systems.
In its annual report for FY2008/9, released in October 2009, the state arsenal Denel said under an entry for subsidiary Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) that SANDF ammunition stocks were close to depletion. It added that orders from the military were showing a “healthy increase” after 13 years of “insignificant sales”. The report noted the SANDF was currently spending about R60 million on small (5.56-12.7mm) and medium calibre (20-35mm) ammunition, adding that increasing that figure to R125 million a year was a “management focus” in the year ahead. The October 2010 annual report stated the order value from the SANDF on PMP’s products increased to R130 million in the 2009/10 financial year, with the target for the coming financial year increasing to R160 million per annum
PMP employs about 1300 people and serves global defence markets as well as the SANDF, the SA Police Service and the Department of Correctional Services. Revenue for the year to March 201 was R626 million, up from R601 million the year before. Profit was R25 million from a loss of R12 million the year before.
Procurement of round 20 mm 3 high explosive incendiary/1 high explosive incendiary T, type 820A, belted 820SL with end link
ETMG/2010/395 22 Jun 2011 R2 602 080,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of cartridge 20 mm practice type Prac/1 Pract T820
ETMG/2010/170 6 Oct 2010 R1 585 200,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of 20mm High Explosive Incendiary type 820A
ETMG/2010/209 4 Nov 2010 R1 199 400,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of cartridge 20 mm practice type 1513 prac/1 prac T
ETMG/2009/361 25 Mar 2010 R748 650,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of round 20mm high explosive incidentry type 820A
ETMG/2009/363 25 Mar 2010 R1 437 450,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of round 20 mm HEI type 820 A 3HEI/1HEIT
ETMG/2007/587 12 Jun 2008 R1 538 800,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Procurement of cartridge 20 mm practice type 820A 3 PRAC
ETMG/2007/591 8 May 2008 R369 540,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Round 20 mm HEI Type 820SI
ETMG/2007/145 30 Aug 2007 R637 200,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP
Round 20 mm M1A2 3 Prac/1 PracT linked SL
ETMG/2006/530 11 Jul 2007 R644 300,00 Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a PMP