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

Code of Conduct and Ethics

Armscor’s Executive Committee has approved the Code of Conduct and Ethics document. Stakeholders are requested to familiarise themselves with this important document to conduct themselves ethically all the time.

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.

Military Veterans Session on 14 November 2019 presentations can be downloaded on the link below.

Armscor signs MoU with Gauteng Department of Transport

Following a visit by the MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure in Gauteng, Mr Jacob Mamabolo, Armscor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Establishing of the Defence Industry Enterprise & Supplier Fund (ESD Fund)

The Defence Sector Charter Council (DSCC), has established the ESD Fund that will enable and support economic transformation of the South African Defence Industry (SADI).


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Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the ARMSCOR’s business development



The Minister of Trade and Industry, Honourable Dr Rob Davies, promulgated the Defence Sector Code in the Government Gazette No. 42391 dated 12 April 2019.
You can download or view the Defence Sector Code document by clicking on the link


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…