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[1]Sandock-Austral is defunct defence contractor of South Africa. It was formed through the 1971 merger of the Austral armaments company and Sandock Ltd dockyards, as a subsidiary of the Gencor mining group.

The company was absorbed into Land Systems OMC, part of BAE Systems.

Sandock-Austral has developed a number of notable products, such as:

  • The Ratel infantry fighting vehicle.
  • The Eland Mk2 armoured car.
  • Mamba Mk2 and Romad series of mine-protected armoured personnel carriers.

It was also responsible for the construction of the SAS Drakensberg, South Africa's most sophisticated indigenous warship.


  1. ^ "SA Shipyards". Retrieved 2016-04-21.