AMD is the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association of South Africa. Its primary objectives are the representation of the industry in matters of mutual interest, and the promotion of a profitable, sustainable and responsible industry. The association is acknowledged as the only trade association of South Africa's defence industry (SADI), and is mandated by its members to promote and champion the collective interests of the industry. It comprises a cluster of leading companies in the South African private and public sector that supply defence materiel, products and services.
AMD assists and provides guidance in harnessing the collective effort of the SADI, as these companies play a key role in the acquisition supply chain. This ensures that its broad client base is offered cost effective and sustainable solutions that meet the most stringent technical requirements, comparing well with or even exceeding international standards.
AMD's member companies supply products and services to the Department of Defence (DOD), government organizations and other contractors, both locally and internationally, in the defence and security marketplace. As the SADI is one of the cornerstones of a stable and growing South African economy, AMD is responsible for ensuring that a world-class, indigenous defence industry capability is maintained in a sustainable manner. Providing high-tech solutions at competitive prices is a constant requirement to secure export orders, which in turn leads to local skills development, job creation and retention. This also assists the South African government in executing its foreign policy and agreed-upon international responsibilities in the region and on the African continent.
To create an enabling environment for SADI to ensure long-term sustainability, locally and internationally.
AMD is the credible and legitimate representative of SADI that contributes optimally to national security, industrial and technology objectives.
SADI COMMON INTEREST
- Profitability and sustainability
- Certainty of planning (content and horizon)
- Home market advantages (including R&D, preferential access)
- Government support for export
- Responsible corporate citizenship