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Drive for the local production of small-calibre weapons and ammunition stalled

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The initiative by the South African defence sector to have small calibre weapons and ammunition manufactured locally as part of an import substitution process...

Over a million rounds of ammunition looted from Durban container

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More than 1.5 million rounds of ammunition have apparently been stolen during looting in Durban. News24 reported that sources in law enforcement said the ammunition...

Global ammunition market set to grow

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On the back of increased participation in sports shooting, the global ammunition market is expected to grow 1.4 times between 2019 and 2029, according...

Peacekeepers lose large numbers of small arms and ammunition – report

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Peacekeepers internationally as well as in Africa where the majority of the United Nations' peacekeeping missions are have a major problem with...

PMP exporting non-military ammunition to Russia

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Denel Group division Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) has partnered with the Ohotnik group in Russia to deliver commercial ammunition to the Russian...

SANDF member arrested for ammunition possession

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested a member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for having in his...

Naval Base Simon’s Town theft has court sequel

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Two 18-year-olds and a 21-year-old appeared briefly in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the theft of arms...

PMP to manufacture Gripen cannon ammunition locally

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Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) is preparing to locally manufacture cannon ammunition for the South African Air Force's Gripen fighter jets and is...

SANDF ammunition and weapons stolen and lost

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) had just on 33,000 rounds of ammunition lost or stolen in the financial years 2013/14 and...

Weapons, ammunition regularly taken from Sudan, South Sudan peacekeepers

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The nine year period from 2005 to 2014 saw peacekeepers, including those from South Africa, in Sudan and South Sudan attacked more...

PMP expanding product portfolio

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Ammunition manufacturer Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) is diversifying its product range, manufacturing Russian calibre ammunition and investing in research and development, such...

33 216 rounds of ammunition stolen from Zim police armoury

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A suspected Chinese arms dealer and three senior detectives from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have faced charges...

PMP and PolyCase working together on ammunition manufacture

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Ammunition manufacturer Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) and US company PolyCase are working together on the production and distribution of polymer cartridge cases...

Denel PMP to double turnover to R1 billion

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Munitions company Denel PMP aims to double its turnover to over R1 billion over the next five years as it grows its...

Iranian ammunition spreading through Africa

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Iran has broken trade embargos to sell small arms ammunition to Africa, according to a new research report by the Conflict Armament...

Denel PMP ready to produce 30 x 173 mm ammunition for...

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Denel PMP is ready to begin producing its newly developed 30 x 173 mm cannon round, and is working hard to secure...

Ammunition shortage hampers attack on Gaddafi bastion

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Libyan troops are unable to defeat forces loyal to deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi in the city of Sirte because the country's new...

Libya rebels up for fight but where are the bullets?

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Libyan rebels surrounding Muammar Gaddafi's last major stronghold in the Western Mountains region are hungry for the kill. There's just one problem...

SA Army orders mortar bombs worth R31.3m

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The South African Army has ordered more mortar ammunition from Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (Pty) Ltd of Potchefstroom. The latest order, awarded last...

SANDF orders more ammunition

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State arms acquisition agency Armscor has placed an order for R2.6 million with Denel PMP for more 20mm practice ammunition. Armscor places...

SA govt orders R183 million in munitions

The South African government has ordered ammunition and pyrotechnics worth R183 million since August last year to replenish stocks that have not...

DoD issues ammo depot safety warning

The Department of Defence says it is is “still highly concerned” about the encroachment of low cost housing into the blast safety zone around...