Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik

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Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik (WMF) is a Namibian defense contractor located in Windhoek, Namibia and operated by the Namibian Defence Force. WMF designs and manufactures monocoque V-hull armoured combat vehicles. WMF is responsible for the armoured bodywork fabrication while engines, transmissions and axles are built by MAN.

History[edit]

Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik was founded in 1939. It later provided equipment for the South African Defence Force and South West African Territorial Force. In 1977 WMF began manufacturing Mine Protected Vehicles.[1] After the Independence of Namibia from South Africa in 1989, WMF was nationalized in 1998.[2] The company functions as a subsidiary of Namibian Defence Force. Currently Victor Simunja is the Managing Director.

WMF Products[edit]

WMF performs the following services:

  • armouring of plant and construction machinery
  • Refurbishing of other armoured vehicles such as the Casspir.

WMF produces the following 4x4 Mine protected vehicles (MPV)

  • Wolf I,
  • Wolf II,
  • Wolf Turbo II - at 14 tons,
  • WerWolf Mk I - at 10 tons.
  • Wer’wolf MKII at 17 tons.
  • MK III

Humanitarian Engineering and Consulting (HEC), the R&D branch for MgM, has designed a special series of WerWolf called the HEC-Wolf, which specifically supports the requirements of Humanitarian Demining operations. The HEC-Wolf is somewhat de-militarized in that it cannot carry the wide range of weapons which normally are associated with this vehicle.[3]

Users[edit]

WMFs customers are:

Location[edit]

  • Physical address

13 Bessemer Street,

Southern Industrial Area

Windhoek, Namibia

  • Postal Address:

P.O. Box 5013

Windhoek, Namibia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Administrator. "Company Background". www.wmf.com.na. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 
  2. ^ Administrator. "Company Background". www.wmf.com.na. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 
  3. ^ "HEC - Research • Engineering • Integration". www.hectec.cc. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 

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