Gafat Armament Engineering Industry
Back Ground and Establishment
Gafat Engineering factory was established in January 1989, primarily designed to produce 7.62x39 mm AK-47 and RPD light machine guns. In 2002 the company was modernized and expanded to include production of upgraded 7.62x39mm AKM103s, 40mm grenade launchers and other automatic weapons attached on armored vehicles and helicopters, manufacturing of armament spare parts and other products such as milled, cast and pressing 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) in 2010. GAEI is located 65 km southeast of Addis Ababa. It has six production factories such as small arms production factory, medium caliber production factory, rocket launcher and mortars production factory, heavy artillery and howitzer production factory, armament spare parts manufacturing factory and precision casting factory. GAEI is constructing different armament parts factory and transfer to associations.
To advance armament technology of the nation and satisfy the demand of defense and security forces to ensure their operational readiness.
Producing, repairing, upgrading and modernizing of all armaments to help the defense & security forces to accomplish their operational mission.