Turkey's Atesci to build ammunition factory for Kenyan army
Turkish company Atesci has won a major contract in Nairobi to install ammunition production lines for the Kenya Army
Although it is still struggling to get its industrial partnership in Nigeria off the ground, AutoKrAZ is looking to start producing its military trucks in Senegal, Ghana, and Angola. These new plants could give it leadership of the West African military logistics markets.
The Naples-based naval maintenance specialist Eligroup will deliver three refitted patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy and safety agency NIMASA this summer. It is a small consolation for Italy's defence industry against Israeli Blue Octagon, the architect of the vast maritime security project Deep Blue.
As part of its Deep Blue project for securing the country's territorial waters, Nigeria is to take delivery of two Cessna aircraft and two Agusta helicopters. Israeli company Blue Octagon recently took charge of procurement for the project after a parliamentary enquiry was launched into the conditions in which the original contract was awarded to its sister company HLSI.
Just a few months after Nigeria's parliament began investigating the huge Deep Blue Project, HLSI, the Israeli firm that won the contract, passed the baton to Octagon, a company recently set up by senior figures with links to HLSI.