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Aug 19, 2014
A Denel NTW-20 anti-material rifle
India has lifted its blacklisting of South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel, US website Defensenews.com reported on Monday, citing a source in the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD reportedly communicated the ending of the ban to Denel in a...
Aug 15, 2014
Denel CEO Riaz Salojee
The Denel Group, South Africa's State-owned defence company, has announced a stronger-than-ever order book. "Denel's order book of R32-billion is the strongest the company has had in its history," reported group CEO Riaz Saloojee on Friday. "These are contracts that...
Aug 15, 2014
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/14 were announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria, on Friday. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
Aug 13, 2014
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Aug 12, 2014
An LSSA OMC 6x6 RG35 armoured and mine protected vehicle, fitted with a LSSA Dynamics TRT gun turret
UK-based global defence group BAE Systems is to sell its South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle and related systems subsidiary BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) to South Africa’s State-owned defence group Denel. LSSA is located in Benoni, east...
Aug 08, 2014
In her recent budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula reported progress in the institutionalisation of the relationship between the Department of Defence (DoD) and the local defence industry. “Our...
Aug 05, 2014
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South Africa and Japan have explored areas of military and defence cooperation of the two armed forces. On Monday, Japanese vice Defence Minister Minoru Kihara visited South Africa to exchange information on defence related matters, and to find out more about the...
Aug 01, 2014
South African missiles, unmanned air vehicles, systems integration and space company Denel Dynamics, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is most optimistic about its prospects. “The future is looking very exciting,” enthuses Denel Dynamics CEO...
Aug 01, 2014
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Jul 18, 2014
Local aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe), part of the State-owned Denel Group, has won a fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military air transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The new contract, which was won in an international...
Jul 15, 2014
A Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter of the UK Royal Air Force
Major US company Boeing Defence, Space and Security, a unit of the giant Boeing Company and private-sector South African defence and aerospace enterprise the Paramount Group on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Collaboration. The signing took place at the Farnborough...
Jul 14, 2014
The South African defence sector is poised for growth on the back of the 2014 Defence Review, creating an opportunity for private companies to assist the State in meeting its targets, engineering and electronics firm Ansys CEO Teddy Daka told Engineering News Online...
Jul 11, 2014
GLOBAL MARKETING Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in the cockpit of an A400M with Airbus experimental test pilot Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Lombo
The Military Aircraft Division of Airbus Defence and Space has begun to actively market its A400M military airlifter to countries outside of the aircraft programme’s core partnership states. “We received authorisation to market the plane internationally one year...
Jul 11, 2014
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, part of the aerospace and defence Airbus Group, wants to help South African company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) to expand into the commercial aircraft aerostructures sector. DAe is part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial...
Jul 11, 2014
Gas will be a springboard for a low-carbon economy, as it will deter new investment in coal and complement renewable-energy resources, believes Johannesburg-based consulting firm MAC Consulting associate director Dave Collins.
Jul 10, 2014
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The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft
The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac) has reached the ground-testing phase at the Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria, marking a significant milestone for South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group.  Ahrlac is a compact...
Jul 09, 2014
BAE Systems subsidiary Land Systems South Africa has secured a contract under Denel Land Systems’ 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) programme, which will see the defence systems developer providing commander and gunner sights for Badger combat vehicles. “This is...
Jul 04, 2014
South African high-technology company Denel Dynamics must meet the challenges and seize the opportunities facing it not only for the sake of the company itself but for the sake of the country as a whole. So asserted company CEO Tsepo Monaheng, addressing staff and...
Jul 04, 2014
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel is hoping to enter the railway manufacturing sector, following the launching of multi-billion rand programmes to modernise the country’s national railway network. These include the acquisition of new...
 
 
 
 
Jul 02, 2014
Local aerospace company Denel Aerostructures (DAe), part of the State-owned Denel Group, has won a fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military air transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft. The new contract, which was won in an international...
Jun 27, 2014
Airbus made the right decision in retaining South African companies in the supply chain for the A400M military airlift aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space Executive VP: Military Aircraft Domingo Ureña told South African journalists in Seville recently. "I think it...
Jun 26, 2014
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It is hardly possible to overstate the crisis in the South African Department of Defence (DoD) which, in its current configuration, is risking the lives of the country’s soldiers as well as South Africa’s reputation, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) executive...
Jun 24, 2014
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South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel is hoping to enter the railway manufacturing sector, following the launching of multi-billion rand programmes to modernise the country’s national railway network. These include the acquisition of new...
Jun 20, 2014
South African high-technology company Denel Dynamics must meet the challenges and seize the opportunities facing it not only for the sake of the company itself but for the sake of the country as a whole. So asserted company CEO Tsepo Monaheng on Friday, addressing...
Jun 20, 2014
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Denel Umkhonto IR missile
The missile business of South African missile, unmanned air vehicle and space company Denel Dynamics, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is focusing a lot of its attention and investment on to the development of radar seekers and new rocket...
Jun 20, 2014
South African defence company BAe Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA), which is composed of three divisions – OMC, Dynamics and Gear Ratio – is actively promoting its products and capabilities across a wide range of international markets. Each of the three...
Jun 19, 2014
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Serial local manufacturing of State-owned defence group Denel Land Systems’ (DLS’) Badger infantry combat vehicle was expected to start within the next 24 months, with operational testing and evaluation progressing as planned, DLS CEO Stephan Burger said on...
Jun 17, 2014
Munitions manufacturer Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) plans to dramatically increase its ammunition production capacity in a bid to double its yearly turnover to more than R1-billion in the next five years. Responding to “strategic requirements” in the...
Jun 13, 2014
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Should South Africa select the Saab 340 MSA twin turboprop maritime surveillance aircraft to re-equip the South African Air Force (SAAF), the company could have a baseline-configuration aeroplane in South Africa within six months of contract signature. So assures...
 
 
 
 
Jun 13, 2014
While the international armoured and mine-protected vehicle market remains in a downturn, local company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) expects this to come to an end over the next 18 to 24 months and be followed by an upturn. “We are seeing new...
Jun 10, 2014
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Airbus made the right decision in retaining South African companies in the supply chain for the A400M military airlift aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space Executive VP: Military Aircraft Domingo Urena told South African journalists at a dinner near Seville on Monday...
Jun 06, 2014
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Some parts for the Swedish Air Force’s next fighter, the Saab Gripen E, will be manufactured in South Africa. The Gripen E is a significant redevelopment of the existing Gripen fighter family. “We will be making parts for the Swedish Air Force Gripen Es in South...
Jun 06, 2014
South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle manufacturer BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) is to display the latest model of its RG35 armoured combat vehicle family at the Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris later this month (June 16 to 20). The...
May 30, 2014
Barely had the announcement been made that Nigeria had leapfrogged over South Africa to become, by a substantial margin, the biggest economy in Africa, than the West African country was subjected to the great humiliation and embarrassment of having between 200 and...
May 23, 2014
PROGRAMME TO BE CONTINUED The A-Darter missile
The visit to South Africa by Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim in March has further stimulated defence ties between the two countries. He held official discussions with South African Defence and Military Veterans Affairs Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as well...
May 02, 2014
South Africa's Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs, recently reaffirmed the importance of Project Biro for the South African Navy (SAN) and for the country. Project Biro covers the acquisition of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and three Inshore...
May 02, 2014
South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has agreed to set up a joint Centre of Excellence (CoE) for radar and sensor technology with the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM). The Memorandum of Agreement covering this was...
Apr 25, 2014
Local antenna manufacturer Poynting Holdings reports high growth of its defence equipment order book, offset by losses in other divisions, and notes that about 68% of its earnings stem from exporting equipment mainly to developed markets, says Poynting CEO Dr André...
Apr 25, 2014
The Slovak-made Strazan water purification tanker truck can purify 50 ℓ of water a minute to provide clean drinking water using any source of water during droughts, emergencies or military operations, says local distributor Zero7Health CEO Tatiana Lhotsky. The...
 
 
 
 
Apr 23, 2014
Commitments made over the past 16 years, following the 1998 Defence Review, has resulted in a mismatch between what was expected from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the resources allocated to it, causing a decline in most aspects of the...
Apr 18, 2014
The South African Defence Review 2012, released to the public at the end of last month (despite the year given in its title) recommends the creation of the post of Chief Defence Scientist. This official would be responsible for the management of defence technology...
Apr 18, 2014
A key area of interest and concern in the South African Defence Review 2012 is “defence intellectual property”. The review recognises that a “vibrant defence industry remains a critical component of an effective South African defence capability”. Research,...
Apr 16, 2014
South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has agreed to set up a joint Centre of Excellence (CoE) for radar and sensor technology with the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM). The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) covering this was...
Apr 11, 2014
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SA Navy Warrior-class strike craft, before conversion to an OPV
South Africa's Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs, reaffirmed on Friday the importance of Project Biro for the South African Navy (SAN) and for the country. Project Biro covers the acquisition of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and three Inshore...
 
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