The recorded history unfolds the deep-rootedness and precedence of
Sudan›s civilization over many other civilizations in the ancient world.
In the past, Sudan went through diffrent historical periods, where
it appeared as an important power, namely during the era of the
old Kush, Napata and Meroe kingdoms. Several thousands of years
ago, the kingdom of Meroe knew iron smelting and usage of iron.
Afterward, emerged the kingdom of Sinnar which utilized the iron for
shielding and armoring. Succeeded by Al Mahdia State, which could
manufacture gunpowder and ammunitions, and used for the fist
time the fiearms which they captured during the fihts against the
Since then, thoughtful attempts were undertaken to manufacture and produce arms and ammunitions. Hence, the reign of former president Ibrahim Abboud (1958-1964) witnessed the fist-fruit of the modern defense industry in Sudan. In 1960, as a result, Al Shaggara Ammunition plant was opened to produce small arms ammunitions. Furthermore, there were serious effrts conducted to develop this nascent industry under the Military Economic Institution during the rule of Marshal Gafaar Nimeiry (1969 -1985)
Following the National Salvation Revolution Government›s accession to power; it sought diligently to meet the defensive needs of the homeland; looking to safeguard its national sovereignty. Therefore it established the Military Industry Corporation (MIC) in 1993, whose establishment was considered as the real kickof for the defense industry in Sudan. MIC has started genuine effrts aimed at supporting and capacitating the Armed Forces and the other regular forces. In addition to providing indispensable solutions to the Armed Forces in order to face challenges and to develop their capabilities to assume effctively their task