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Military Industry Corporation

The Military Industry Corporation is the state-run defense corporation of Sudan. It is responsible for the production of a wide range of defense equipment, such as munitions, firearms, artillery etc.

Military Industry Corporation
Native name
هيئة التصنيع الحربي
State-owned company
IndustryDefence
Founded1993; 26 years ago (1993)[1]
Headquarters,
Area served
Africa
Key people
Omar Hassan Al-Bashir (President)
Productsmunitions, firearms, artillery, combat vehicle, naval vessels, civil and military aerospace, electro-optical devices, telecommunications
SubsidiariesAlshagara Industrial Complex
Yarmouk Industrial Complex
Elshaheed Ibrahim Shamseldeen Complex for Heavy Industries
Alzargaa Engineering Complex
Safat Aviation Complex
Websitewww.mic.sd

HistoryEdit

The MIC was established by national decree in 1993 under the Ministry of Defence and consolidate the existing defense establishment and manufacturing plants.

OrganizationEdit

The MIC is grouped into the following major complexes covering different areas:

  • Alshagara Industrial Complex (AIC)
Established in 1959, it was absorbed into MIC during its formation. AIC is responsible for manufacturing a wide range of small arms ammunition.
  • Yarmouk Industrial Complex (YIC)
Established in 1994 and inaugurated in 1996, YIC appears to be responsible for the processing and manufacturing of dual use products that cover the construction, transport and manufacturing industries.
  • Elshaheed Ibrahim Shamseldeen Complex for Heavy Industries
Established in 2002, the complex is responsible for the manufacturing and maintenance of armored vehicles as well as industrial heavy vehicles.
  • Alzargaa Engineering Complex
Established in 1999 and inaugurated in 2004, the Alzargaa Engineering Complex is responsible for various electronics and electro-optic equipment for the Sudan military. It is also involved in the Sudanese telecommunications market through Sudatel.
  • Safat Aviation Complex (SAC)
Established in 2005, SAC is responsible for supporting the Sudanese Air Force in the maintenance of its military aviation capabilities.

ProductionsEdit

The MIC have advertised a wide range of products that appears to be versions of equipment originally supplied to Sudan or licensed by China, Russia and Iran.[2] Armored vehicles are repaired and produced at the Elshaheed Ibrahim Shams el Deen Complex in Khartoum.[3]

Small armsEdit

PistolsEdit

A CZ-75 clone built with Chinese machinery, originally designed and built in the Czech Republic.
A clone built from Chinese machinery; in .32 ACP caliber, originally designed and built in Czech Republic.

These pistols might be manufactured with machinery supplied by Norinco, which produces CZ-75 clones for civilian export markets.

Assault riflesEdit

Local licensed copy of the G3 rifle designed in Germany, it is assembled with Iranian machine tools.
Chinese AKM. Built with Chinese machinery.
Chinese AR-15 clone, built with machinery bought from China.

Sub-machine gunsEdit

Designed in Germany, it lay out from Iranian machinery.

Machine-gunsEdit

A Type 80 machine gun built from machinery bought in China.[4]
A Type 85 heavy machine gun built from machinery bought in China.[5]
A MG3 machine gun designed in Germany, also built from machinery bought in Iran.[6]

Light antitank weaponsEdit

A widely used antitank weapon, manufactured under license from Russia, Iran or China, in the MIC complex.

Armored vehiclesEdit

MBTEdit

Unlicensed copy from Russia/China.
Unlicensed copy from China.[7]
Unlicensed copy from Iran.[8]
Unlicensed copy from China, similar to Type 59D.[9]

HowitzerEdit

Unlicensed copy from Russia.

IFVEdit

Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the BTR-80A IFV.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in China; derived from the WZ551 IFV.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Iran; derived from the Rakhsh IFV.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Iran, derived from the Boragh IFV.

ArtilleryEdit

Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the BS-3.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the D-30M.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the M-30.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the M-37M.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in Russia; derived from the SPG-9.
Unlicensed copy, originally produced in China; derived from the Chinese MLRS Type 63.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us - Mulitary Industry Corporation". Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  2. ^ "Military Industry Corporation (MIC) Products". Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  3. ^ Mitzer, Stijn; Oliemans, Joost (May 31, 2017). "Exotic Armour, an inside look at Sudan's armour repair facility". Oryx Blog. Archived from the original on June 3, 2017. To help ease the Sudan established an armour repair workshop and the Elshaheed Ibrahim Shams el Deen Complex, the latter of which is also involved in the production of several types of armoured fighting vehicles. [...] This opposed to the Elshaheed Ibrahim Shams el Deen Complex, which is part of the Military Industry Corporation (MIC). The armour repair workshop is located in the heart of Khartoum, which is certainly an interesting location to set up such a facility.
  4. ^ "Mokhtar 7.62x54 mm Machine Gun : ADY01" (JPG). Mic.sd. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  5. ^ "Khawad 12.7 mm Anti-Aircraft : ADY02" (JPG). Mic.sd. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  6. ^ McNab, C. (2012). MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns. Osprey Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781782003090. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  7. ^ Administrator. "Al-Bashir DAA01 main battle tank data sheet specifications description pictures video | Sudan Sudanese army tank heavy armoured | Sudan Sudanese army military equipment vehicles UK". www.armyrecognition.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  8. ^ "Safir-74 - Tank Encyclopedia". www.tanks-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  9. ^ Administrator. "Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications information pictures video Sudan | Sudan Sudanese army tank heavy armoured | Sudan Sudanese army military equipment vehicles UK". www.armyrecognition.com. Retrieved 2017-09-03.

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