Armscor acquires defence materiel on
behalf of the Department of Defence
effectively, efficiently and economically.

Research & Development
Research and Development specialises
in providing operational and scientific
research as well as vehicle and ballistic
testing and evaluation services.

Armscor manages and operates the
Naval Dockyard as the SA Navy’s (SAN)
third-line maintenance and refitting authority.

What We Do

Armscor is the acquisition agency for the Department of Defence (DOD). Renowned for its acquisition expertise, Armscor has enhanced and expanded its service offering to the DOD as well as to stakeholders across the African Continent in line with its vision to be the premier defence technology and acquisition service provider for the South African Government and our allies on the African continent and the world.

Armscor’s capability in acquisition spans over six decades, its technology know-how ranges from technology development, development and upgrading of products as well as maintenance and disposal of products. Buoyed by its own operational research institutes, test and evaluation facilities and industry capabilities, Armscor is extending its services beyond its primary client – DOD to further support the entire continent in their peace keeping missions.

Current Affairs

Bursary Information

Please take note that the bursaries for 2018 has closed and information regarding the new dates for bursaries will be updated in due course. Please keep visiting the website to check if the new dates are published.

Blow The Whistle

The whistle blow line is operated by an external appointed service provider and entail round-the-clock confidential service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in multiple languages. There are multiple reporting channels…

Arms Control Compliance

The function of the Arms Control Division (ACD) is to ensure that Armscor conducts it’s business in compliance with South African defence trade legislation as well as defence export controls of supplier countries.

Tender Bulletin

Armscor will from January 2012 not issue tender documents directly to possible offerors anymore. Tenders will be advertised on the Armscor tender bulletin and companies have to request for the documents if they are able to supply.


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The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) was launched by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (DMVA), Honourable Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on 3 March 2016. Read more…


We are pleased to attach herewith the final draft of the Defence Sector Charter for your review. Click here for Executive Summary of the charter.
Then Click here for the BBBEE charter for public comments.


As per the Circular from the BBBEE Commissioner and in line with the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice, Armscor will only accept a Sworn Affidavit by the Commissioner of Oaths from EMEs as from 3 January 2017. Read more…