INDEP - Indústrias Nacionais de Defesa, EP (Defense National Industries, Public Corporation) was a defense industry company owned by the Portuguese Government and created to replace the Fábrica Nacional de Munições de Armas Ligeiras (National Light Armament Ammunition Factory, FNMAL) and the Fábrica Militar do Braço de Prata (FMBP) under the control of the National Defense Ministry. However, these two companies were never completely extinguished and merged and continued to exist under the management of INDEP with the new names Fábrica Nacional de Munições (FNM) and Fábrica de Braço de Prata (FBP), respectively. The National Defense Ministry also never took complete control of INDEP and required authorization of the Finance Ministry.
Upon its creation many of the products produced and manufactured by FNM and FBP were branded and marketed under INDEP's brand.
In December of 1996, a new reorganization of the Portuguese government-owned defense industries started and a new holding company, EMPORDEF, was created in March of 1997. The reduction of the national military manufacturing industry lead to the closing of all factories and INDEP was deactivated in December of 2003 and later extincted in 2007.
- Fábrica Nacional de Munições
- Fábrica de Pólvora e Explosivos de Barcarena
- Fábrica do Braço de Prata
- SPEL, private company owned by both FNM and FBP and managed by INDEP
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