Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sudan's military industry

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The ever first plant for defense industries in Sudan was opened in 1960, to produce ammunitions for light weapons. However, the preparations for the creation of an inclusive Military Industrial Corporation started in the early 1990s. It has been officially established by a Transitional Decree in 1993, and then ratified by the National Assembly in 1994.

Sudanese made Mig Fighter Jet


Artillaries


Al Bashir Military Tank



Sudanese Made Military Tank



Production Line


Production Line



Military Industry Corporation

The ever first plant for defense industries in Sudan was opened in 1960, to produce ammunitions for light weapons. However, the preparations for the creation of an inclusive Military Industrial Corporation started in the early 1990s. It has been officially established by a Transitional Decree in 1993, and then ratified by the National Assembly in 1994.

The idea of the establishment of the Military Industry Corporation, emerged in the early 1990s.. This industrial base was, then, called the Military Industry Corporation to be a part of the Ministry of Defense and to be directly supervised by the Commander-in- Chief, by the provisional Decree of 1993.

The MIC produces a vast array of products; such as heavy and light artillery, anti-tank and antiaircraft guns, light weaponry,such as machine guns, rifles and pistols.

In addition to the ammunitions for these weapons, rocket launchers, rounds,day and night vision devices, communications, electronic and optics equipment and appliances.

MIC organization

The Activities of the MIC are covered by the following sectors:-

1- Sector of Weapons (light, medium and heavy weapons).
2- Sector of Ammunitions (small, medium and bigger sizes).
3- Sector of Vehicles.
4- Sector of Heavy Machineries and Armoured Vehicles.
5- Sector of Metals.
6- Sector of Electronics and Communications Appliances & Devices.
7- Sector of Explosives and Initiators .
8- Sector of Aviation and Air Defense.
9- Sector of Artillery Rockets.
10- Marine Sector.
11- Sector of gears

Elshaheed Ibrahim Shams eldeen Complex:

It has been established in 2002 to produce heavy machineries and armored vehicles. The complex has many factories to produce tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artilleries, bulldozers and excavators for civil and military purposes.
The complex has an integrated industrial basis; such as building framework and structures, assembly, upgrading, maintenance and rehabilitation of tanks, armored vehicles and machineries.

Body Construction factory, equipped with modern machines to cut metal by laser and plasma, heat treatment and furnace for forming turrets of the tanks.

Maintenance and Modernization Factory for Rehabilitation of the Tank (DIGNA).
Assembly Workshop.
Engineering Services.
Lathes workshop
Technical services workshop.
Operational tests terrains



Multiple Rocket Launcher


Production Line


Production Line


Artillary


Amir Military Tank


Military Industry Corporation


Alzargaa Engineering Complex:

Founded in 1999 and inaugurated in 2004, Zargaa is an integrated industrial complex to produce electronic devices, laser and optical equipments. Zargaa is also a research and consultancy services provider.

It assembles and produces as well, the communication and wireless equipments as HF&VHF. The ZEC produces and distributes electronic and optoelectronic equipment for both military and civil purposes. It has good and potential capabilities in designing and programming electronic circuits

It plays an important role in providing SUDATEL (SUDANI Mobile phone) with a variety of cellular phones, as well as their maintenance and trainings of personnel, through the networks of agents the nationwide. It provides a distinguished service of maintenance thanks to the proficiency, competence and technically high qualification of its personnel.

It represents several international agencies in the field of communications as the international corporation ZTE



Sudan Military Industries

Soba/SPG-9


Karar (7.62 X 51 mm)


Dinar/G3


Khawad (12.7 mm)


Nijoumi Howitzers(100mm)


Aboud (81mm)


Amir Vehicle


Safaat Aviation Complex(SAC)



Inaugurated in 2005 a, Safat Aviation Complex (SAC) is one of MIC strategic projects, established in the framework of the MIC’s method to provide the Armed Forces with the necessary warfare to enable them perform their duties. So, Safat is planned to attain the following goals:

Supporting and providing the air forces with the required avionic technologies.
Importing technologies of maintenance and assembly of airplanes in the Sudan, considering the important role of aviation in peace and war time.
Safat Aviation Complex is composed of 6 sectors:

1- Sector of Fighters:
2- Sector of Helicopter:
3- Sector of Cargo planes:
4- Sector of Light airplanes:
5- Sector of Radars:
6- Sector of Training


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