The Senegalese gendarmerie wants to strengthen its armament. It is about to sign with China, through the Norinco group, which has established itself in Senegal, a contract to the tune of 45 million dollars or 27,318,489,030 F CFA for the acquisition of Golden Eagle CR500 propeller drones in August. This is in the context of reconnaissance and possibly attack missions. These drones can also carry weapons.
Negotiations have accelerated between Norinco te and the national gendarmerie. Even better, the project is in the finalization phase. A new report from “Défense Military Africa” reports that the Chinese public defense conglomerate Norinco has opened a sales office in Dakar, challenging French and Russian arms suppliers.
According to the publication of “Défense Military Africa”, Norinco also aims to establish itself in Mali and Ivory Coast, countries where the Chinese military entrepreneur is already present on the market through the sale of weapons.