IHS JANE’S DEFENCE WEEKLY
22 January 2014
South Africa’s DCD Protected Mobility is in discussions with Nigeria’s Mekahog Group with an eye to establishing a plant to build the Springbuck armoured personnel carrier (APC) in the West African country, according to DCD general manager Andrew Mears.
Mears said this will be a phased project, beginning with maintenance and repair, then going over to local assembly and finally to local manufacture.
After the recent delivery of five
additional vehicles, the Nigerian Police currently has 44 Springbuck Mk VI APCs in service, which it uses for patrols in high-risk areas. A final batch of three is to be shipped towards the end of February.