n Institute for Security Studies Papers - South Africa's defence industry charting a new course?

Volume 2003, Issue 78
  • ISSN : 1026-0404



The South African defence industry has evolved since its establishment in the 1960s. Once the generator of military equipment to the South African armed forces, today it is focused on the export market and engaging in international alliances to ensure sustainability. The evolution of this change is traced in this paper, while the challenges and prospects for the future of the industry are reviewed.

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