Truvelo, a leading sniper rifle manufacturer, is under investigation by South African police on suspicion of illegal firearms exports and is experiencing serious financial trouble. It is also dogged by tension between chairman Heine van Niekerk and its deputy CEO.
Blocked by the Biden administration, US company Textron's bid to supply 50 armoured vehicles to Nairobi has come to nothing. This could be an opportunity for the two enterprising Turkish manufacturers Otokar and Katmerciler, as well as French company Arquus, to seize the opportunity.
Nigeria's Proforce Defence has supplied the government with light armoured vehicles to beef up security in the Niger Delta as part of the huge Deep Blue project. The deal is a concession of sorts by Israeli firm HLSI-Blue Octagon to Abuja and Nigeria's emerging defence industry.