Gafat Armament Industry

Established in January 1989 as the Gafat Engineering Factory, the company was designed to produce 7.62x39mm AK-47 and RPG light machine guns. In 2002 the company was modernized and expanded to include production of upgraded 7.62x39mm AK-103s, 40mm grenade launchers and other automatic weapons attached on armoured vehicles and helicopters, manufacturing of armament spare parts and other products such as milled, cast and press products that are used for commercial purposes. In 2002 the company was renamed as Gafat Armament Industry (GAI) and incorporated into the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC). GAI is located on a 4,412 sq. km plot, 65 km southeast of Addis Ababa. It has six factory facilities: small arms production, medium caliber production factory, rocket launcher and mortars production factory, heavy artillery and howitzer production factory, armament spare parts manufacturing factory. 

 

 

 

                                   Gafat Armament Industry (GAI)

 

Company Background

Established in January 1989 as the Gafat Engineering Factory, the company was designed to produce 7.62x39mm AK-47 and RPD light machine guns. In 2002 the company was modernized and expanded to include the production of upgraded 7.62x39mm AKM 103, 40mm grenade launcher and other automatic weapons attached on armored vehicles and helicopters, manufacturing of armament spare parts and other products such as cast, pressed and machined products  used for commercial purposes. In 2002 the company was renamed as Gafat Armament Industry (GAI) and incorporated in to the Metals and Engineering Corporation (METEC).

Location

GAI is located on a 4,412 million sq. meter plot 65 km southeast of Addis Abeba. It has six factory facilities: small arms production factory, medium caliber production factory, rocket launcher and mortars production factory, heavy artillery and howitzer factory, armament spare parts manufacturing factory and precision casting factory.

Products/Services

Product:

7.62x39mm ET/97-1, 40 mm grander launcher ET/97-2, 7.62x39mm Gafat  01, 7.62x54mm machine gun, 35mm AGL ET04/01, 82mm mortarET05/01  and various types of spare parts used for heavy industries.

Maintenance:

Various types of small arms, anti-aircraft, mortars, shoulder type rocket launchers, howitzers and cannons.

Services

Transferring of production and maintenance technology knowledge in weapon systems facility building.

Technical consultancy and training in maintaining, preserving and production of weapon system.

Applications/Uses of Products

National security, input to sister companies, heavy industries and small and medium enterprises

Sectors

National and state security, and manufacturing

Major Customers

·         Ministry of national defense

·         Federal police

·         State police commission

·         Sister companies

·         Heavy industries

·         Small and medium enterprises

Major Suppliers

Multiple national and international suppliers.

Contact Information

General manager:

 

    Maj. Girum G/kidan

   Maj.  Atsbiha Gebre

 

Office No: (+251) 114 334 069

Marketing office No:

                  (+251) 433-88-22

Fax :         (+251) 433-87-01

 

 

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