Ammunition Disposal ProgrammeEnlarge image
The supply and installation of an ammunition disposal plant was the focal point of the Equipment Aid Programme during the years 2001 – 2004. In the "container-supported" plant, all old ammunition and missile stock can be dissembled, destroyed and disposed of. This also served as a peacekeeping mission offer by Namibia to its neighbouring countries. The ammunition disposal started in December 2002 and until its handover in 2006, the plant was jointly operated by the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and the German Advisory Group. Today the plant is being operated by NDF-pyrotechnicians who were trained in Germany. Due to the extension of the adjacent barracks and the military airport, only minimal usage of the plant is at this stage possible. As the Ministry of Defence (MoD) realises the potential of the facility and intends to increase its capacity, it is currently looking for a more suitable relocation site.