Morocco to Build Military Plant with Belgian & UK Partners

Morocco, major ally of the West in North Africa, has teamed up with Belgian Mecar Company and British Chemring defense group to set up a military plant, according to Moroccan daily Akhbar Al Yaoum.

Dubbed “MCR Technologies,” the joint-venture plant will manufacture weapons and ammunition of all types which will enable the North African country to avoid imports of ammunition.

Chemring Group is a global business that specializes in the manufacturing of high technology products and the provision of services to the aerospace, defense and security markets.

Employing approximately 3,000 people worldwide, Chemring has customers in more than fifty countries. It makes countermeasures products (air/naval decoys, special flares…) sensors & electronic equipment, energetic systems products.

Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that deliver high reliability solutions to protect people, platforms, missions and information against constantly changing threats.

It supplies US-standard and non-standard ammunition, weapons, pyrotechnics, and platforms to the US and Allied Armed forces.

As to Mecar Company, based in Belgium since 1938, it has built a worldwide reputation for weapon systems and for a comprehensive range of ammunition.

It produces direct fire ammunition (ranging from 25mm to 120mm) for LAVs, tanks and infantry, as well as mortar & artillery ammunition, rifle & hand grenades.

Mecar is a supplier of the Belgian Army, NATO and numerous countries around the world.

Mecar is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEXTER Systems S.A., a French Defense Systems Company.

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