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Aug 28, 2015
EN ROUTE Paramount Group aims to produce between 10 and 15 Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft a year at its new production facility
Having celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft’s (Ahrlac’s) first flight in July, South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group says it will soon be able to set/finalise the aircraft’s...
Aug 24, 2015
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Creamer Media’s Defence 2015 report examines key developments in South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on key participants, and innovations and diversification in the sector, local and export demand, and the outlook for South Africa’s defence...
Aug 21, 2015
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South African armoured and mine protected vehicles company Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS) has won its first order since becoming part of the Denel group at the end of April. "It's a sizeable contract," DVS CEO Johan Steyn told Engineering News Online on Friday. "We won...
Aug 21, 2015
Leading US – indeed, international – defence publication Defense News has ranked South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel as the second largest defence manufacturer in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the top 100 in the world, in terms of revenues...
Aug 21, 2015
A key priority for South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is to develop its capabilities in what is known, in defence jargon, as C4ISTAR – command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and...
Aug 21, 2015
Specialist South African company Alaris Holdings has completed its take-over of US business Antenna Research Associates (ARA). The deal was originally announced in February. Alaris Holdings was previously known as Poynting Holdings and is listed on the AltX of the...
Aug 19, 2015
AMD executive director Simphiwe Hamilton
As government continues to promote localisation and support for small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) through various incentive schemes and overhauled procurement legislation, the local defence industry argues that its contribution to propping up local...
Aug 11, 2015
Denel Group CEO Riaz Saloojee
Leading US – indeed, international – defence publication Defense News has ranked South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel as the second largest defence manufacturer in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 100 in the world, in terms of revenues...
Aug 07, 2015
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Jul 28, 2015
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Tesla CE Elon Musk
The heads of leading technology companies will on Tuesday join the cosmologist Stephen Hawking, the cognitive scientist Noam Chomski and a host of the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers in calling for an international ban on the...
Jul 24, 2015
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has, following Cabinet approval, rotated the board of State-owned aerospace and defence technology conglomerate Denel. Brown appointed Daniel Mantsha – an attorney with experience in corporate finance, transactional advising,...
Jul 24, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
Local defence industrial group Denel regards the its most important mandate as being the retention of key defence industrial and technological capabilities in the country. "The most critical one [mandate] is the maintenance and support of sovereign strategic...
Jul 23, 2015
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The country's State-owned defence industrial group Denel hopes that the Department of Defence and the South African National Defence Force will give a favourable response to the proposed "future roadmap" for Denel's Rooivalk attack helicopter. This was stated by...
Jul 23, 2015
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel on Thursday reported that it had enjoyed a most successful financial year during 2014/2015. "This has been another really good year for us," enthused Group CEO Riaz  Saloojee. "This year under review was a...
Jul 17, 2015
African countries should cooperate more in defence, including defence technology and the defence industry, in order to strengthen the continent's sovereignty, peace and development. So argued South African Defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development...
Jul 17, 2015
South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence is receiving a lot of interest from around the world in the latest version of its armoured vehicle Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) 50, the Mark (Mk) 2. "We've received a lot of Requests for Proposals," reports...
Jul 10, 2015
Denel Dynamics Marlin long-range missile
South African guided weapons, unmanned air vehicles and space company Denel Dynamics plans to increase its revenue to more than R2-billion within five years. This was reported by company CEO Tsepo Monaheng at its annual "Show and Tell" briefing in Centurion, just...
 
 
 
 
Jul 10, 2015
There has been a strong increase in interest in radar technology among South African engineers and organisations over the past year or so. This has been demonstrated by greater than expected interest in radar education and training courses in the country this year –...
Jul 07, 2015
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LEDS 50
South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence is receiving a lot of interest from around the world in the latest version of its armoured vehicle Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) 50, the Mark (Mk) 2. "We've received a lot of requests for proposals," reports...
Jul 06, 2015
African countries should cooperate more in defence, including defence technology and the defence industry, in order to strengthen the continent's sovereignty, peace and development. So argued South African Defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development...
Jun 17, 2015
More than 800 terrified South African soldiers in Sudan feared the worst when their camp was surrounded by Sudanese troops. "In order to save lives, we would have to have surrendered if they stormed us. One battalion of soldiers without proper weapons could not fight...
Jun 12, 2015
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula addressing 119 young graduates at the Drakensig Military Sport Complex in Limpopo
Acts of ill-discipline amongst members of the SA National Defence Force will not be tolerated, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said. “The military is a family unit, where in a war situation the duty to protect life doesn’t lie with you, but with your fellow...
Jun 04, 2015
More information has been released about the recent fatal crash of Airbus A400M MSN23. Airbus Defence and Space, part of the Airbus Group and manufacturer of the A400M military transport aircraft, as well as of other types, on Wednesday reported that it had issued an...
May 29, 2015
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence...
May 19, 2015
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed pleasure that the country's defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development agency, Armscor, again has a permanent CEO. The agency was headed by an acting CEO for four years....
May 19, 2015
JSE-listed African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) plans to dispose of its 5% stake in Saab South Africa for R20-million, while AEEI’s 60%-owned ring-fenced special purpose vehicle (SPV) AEEI Newco will pay R120-million to acquire 25% plus one share of Saab...
May 19, 2015
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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She was addressing the media on Tuesday in her budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence budget...
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2015
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Defence manufacturer Denel’s order book is standing at over R33-billion‚ with over 50 percent of its profits being derived from its international business. This was disclosed by public enterprises minister Lynne Brown during her Budget Vote speech in Parliament on...
May 15, 2015
JÜRGEN DRESEL Alaris is more focused and will devote more resources to research and development and client support
Defence and specialist antenna company Alaris Antennas recorded improved sales in many of the regions where it operates and has made good progress towards concluding an acquisition that will provide it a footprint in the US, says Alaris Holdings CEO Jürgen Dresel....
May 12, 2015
Airbus Defence and Space, part of the Airbus Group, has confirmed that it has been briefing the South African Department of Defence and the South African Air Force (SAAF) on the progress of the A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft programme. The SAAF...
May 04, 2015
Alaris CEO Jürgen Dresel
Defence and specialist antenna company Alaris Antennas has recorded improved sales in many of the regions where it operates and has made good progress towards concluding an acquisition that will provide it a footprint in the US, Alaris Holdings CEO Jürgen Dresel has...
May 01, 2015
The importance of timeously supplying the correct information to the right people is crucial to the effectiveness of emergency and security services, and these first responders can gain significant value from real-time databases, says German database giant SAP Public...
Apr 30, 2015
The Joint Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday adopted the committee’s Defence Review Report that takes the policy a step further towards adoption by Parliament. The committee viewed this as a “major milestone” towards ensuring the revitalisation of the...
Apr 24, 2015
As is well known, at the end of last month, retired General Muhammadu Buhari defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s Presidential elections. A northerner and a Muslim, Buhari won a majority of the votes in predominantly Christian States in the...
Apr 24, 2015
Early this month South African defence group Paramount announced that it had bought the manufacturing facilities and certain other assets of DCD Protected Mobility (part of South Africa’s DCD industrial and engineering group), as well as taking transfer of selected...
Apr 24, 2015
Despite its recent sale of its manufacturing plant at Isando, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, DCD Protected Mobility is still very much in existence and in business. The company is part of the DCD industrial and engineering group and manufactures mine...
Apr 20, 2015
As South Africa is gripped by a wave of violent xenophobic attacks, trade union Solidarity called on government to appoint a multidisciplinary independent task team headed by a retired judge to delve into the violent uprisings against non-South Africans. While...
 
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2015
A DCD Protected Mobility Husky 2G armoured and mine protected landmine and explosive device detector vehicle
Despite its recent sale of its manufacturing plant at Isando, in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, DCD Protected Mobility is still very much in existence and in business. The company is part of the DCD industrial and engineering group and manufactures mine...
Apr 10, 2015
The Western Cape High Court on Friday granted State-owned defence industrial group Denel an interim order forbidding anyone from entering or re-entering its Philippi property in the Western Cape province. The property lies close to Khayelitsha, itself a partially...
Apr 10, 2015
Part of the former DCD Protected Mobility production line
South African defence group Paramount announced on Thursday that it had bought the manufacturing facilities and certain other assets of DCD Protected Mobility (part of South Africa’s DCD industrial and engineering group), as well as taking transfer of selected...
Mar 20, 2015
JÜRGEN DRESEL Poynting disposed of loss-making segments and is now well positioned for growth
JSE-listed communications and defence antenna manufacturer Poynting’s interim results for the period ended December 31, 2014, show that the company has increased turnover for continuing operations by 101% after disposing of its loss-making segments. It posted profits...
Mar 20, 2015
Recently established Denel Integrated Systems and Management (Denel ISM) has formed an alliance with GEW Technologies, a South African subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, part of Europe’s Airbus group. The alliance is intended to pursue future electronic warfare...
 
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