Leading defence manufacture in Nigeria Proforce Defence will showcase its defence portfolio at the Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2021), which will take place from 29 November to 2 December 2021, at Egypt International Exhibition Center.
Proforce confirmed their participation in EDEX 2021 through Twitter on Thursday, 25 November.
EDEX 2021 is an opportunity to exchange expertise between professionals from leading international and local bodies in the field of armament systems and defense and military industries.
This year’s edition is expected to host more than 400 exhibitors from around the world to showcase the latest defence and military technologies across land, sea, and air. Numerous military delegations and more than 30,000 industry visitors are also expected to attend this renowned exhibition.
This past few years, Proforce has been quite busy, with its recent activities including; signing a technical partnership with Turkish Atesci for ammunition production. The agreement was signed in August 2019 at the concluded IDEF’19, 14th International Defence Industry Fair held in Turkey.
Likewise, Proforce limited and Ukrainian PJSC AUTOKRAZ in January last year signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly assemble the KrAZ trucks in Ogun state, Nigeria.
The agreement will see the manufacture of both military and civilian grade heavy-duty off-road trucks under the brand name KRAZ-PROFORCE, and Ukrainian military technology would be transferred to Nigeria.
Finally, in September, Proforce Defence announced that the Nigerian Army through its investment arm, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee NAWLG, acquired a 15% shareholding of Proforce Limited.
The defence company operates a Maintenance, Repairs, and Overhaul (MRO) section where repairs of vehicles like Cobra 1 APC, Steyr APC, Navistar, and Caiman MRAPs are carried out.
Also, it owns a Helmets and Vests manufacturing section, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility, as well as drone and trainer jets manufacturing, Military Communication Systems, Signal Intelligence, Open Source, and Web Intelligence.
For quite some time, Proforce Defence has supplied several types of its combat-proven Ara-series mine resistance and ambush-protected vehicles (MRAP) to Nigeria and Chad.
The Ara (Thunder) MRAP was first unveiled at the African Aerospace and Defence exhibition in 2016.
In July 2019, the Chadian government signed a contract with Proforce for the sale of twenty improved Ara (Ara 2) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles, with the option for several more. The business was signed after South Africa’s Denel failed to supply 40 Military Vehicles to Chad in an order signed in 2017. The Chadian Government paid R100 Million as a down payment for these vehicles, with a total cost between R230 Million and R250 Million.
Proforce has also developed the PF Viper 4×4 tactical mobility vehicle for small combat team which offers a 360-degree stanag 4569 Level I ballistic and blast protection. The vehicle can carry nine passengers, including a driver and a commander. The crew compartment is protected with up to CEN Level BR6 to BR7 armor.