Last Update March 14, 2024


  • Aircraft, Helicopter, UAV, Spacecraft & related equipment
  • Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Logistics Support
  • Military, Tactical, Logistic Support Vehicles & related equipment
  • Ships, Vessels, Submarines & related equipment

With a history spanning almost 50 years, SanDock Austral is an African leader in Marine, Defence and Aerospace, with an exceptional reputation for developing and delivering integrated solutions for Commercial and Defence Engineering/Technology Projects. It is the Group Holding Company for SanDock Austral Aerospace, SanDock Austral Shipyards, SanDock Austral Defence Engineering Systems and Torpedo South Africa. We are proudly the largest Black Owned Defence company in South Africa, both in terms of revenue and facilities owned.

The operational model of SanDock Austral is to harness the available local talent, which has been responsible for development and industrialization of cutting-edge Intellectual Property and to consolidate it into a sizeable transformed defence and commercial technology company. We maintain the highest standards of engineering excellence that South African products are known for whilst embracing the transformation imperative.


SanDock Austral Shipyards
SanDock Austral Shipyards is the largest Shipyard in Southern Africa. It builds both Naval and Commercial vessels. It has the proud reputation of building the largest ship ever to be built on the African Continent. SanDock Austral Shipyards is building the largest and most complex Hydrographic Vessel currently under construction in the world. The only modern frigate ever to be refitted on the African Continent was undertaken by SanDock Austral Shipyards.

SanDock Austral Defence Engineering Systems
With an unparalleled history of providing equipment for defence and peacekeeping, Sandock Austral is unique in our approach to providing bespoke solutions to a variety of mission requirements across all enviroments. Utilising cutting edge technology and research to ensure that we are ahead of the curve and the battlefield.

SanDock Austral Aerospace
SanDock Austral Aerospace provides niche defence, security and MRO services for both the military and commercial aerospace industry.


Sandock Austral

  • Building 11, Sunninghill Office Park 20 Peltier Drive, Sunninghill, 2191, South Africa
  • +27 11 974 0845
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