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Feb 12, 2016
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group, Denel, has set up another international partnership, based in Hong Kong. This new subsidiary is Denel Asia and it is a joint venture (JV) with South African private sector company VR Laser.
Feb 12, 2016
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is in advanced discussions with the Department of Defence and the South African Air Force (SAAF) for upgrading the latter’s Denel Aviation Rooivalk attack helicopters. The upgrade would increase the...
Feb 10, 2016
Trade union Solidarity on Wednesday called on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel’s new joint venture (JV) Denel Asia’s link to the Gupta family. The JV, established in Hong Kong in partnership...
Feb 10, 2016
The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) took delivery on Wednesday of three RG-12 Nyala armoured internal security vehicles from manufacturer Denel Land Systems. The ceremony took place at TMPD headquarters in Pretoria West. (The metropolitan city of...
Feb 05, 2016
TEMPERATURE CONTROL RocTool’s technology enables users to have better control over temperature changes and save valuable production time
Technology and manufacturing solutions provider RocTool last month launched its RocTool Performance Cooling (RPC) unit to complement its induction heating process for plastic injection and composites processes. “This is in keeping with the work that has been done by...
Feb 05, 2016
The Acting CEO of South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel, Zwelakhe Ntshepe, is “delighted” at his company’s role in helping prepare young South Africans to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was speaking at the group’s recent...
Feb 03, 2016
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A Denel Aviation Rooivalk helicopter, painted in United Nations white, taking off
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel reported on Tuesday that it is in advanced discussions with the Department of Defence and the South African Air Force (SAAF) for upgrading the latter’s Denel Aviation Rooivalk attack helicopters. The upgrade...
Jan 29, 2016
Denel Acting Group CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group, Denel, has set up another international partnership, based in Hong Kong. This new subsidiary is Denel Asia and it is a joint venture (JV) with South African private sector company VR Laser. “This is a vitally...
Jan 29, 2016
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Jan 04, 2016
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Dec 08, 2015
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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
A decision taken more than a decade ago to close Durban’s naval facilities was a mistake, South Africa’s Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday. Mapisa-Nqakula made the comments at a sod-turning ceremony ‎held at the...
Dec 04, 2015
Airbus Defence and Space (Military Aircraft) is highly optimistic for exports sales of its A400M military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft, outside the programme’s seven European core partner nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey...
Dec 01, 2015
A Paramount Mbombe 6 armoured infantry vehicle undergoing winter trials in Kazakhstan
South African private-sector defence group Paramount announced on Tuesday that it had started production at its new armoured vehicle plant in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan. The start of production was marked by a visit to the plant by Kazakh President...
Dec 01, 2015
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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown reported on Tuesday that far-reaching interMinisterial committee (IMC) discussions were advancing on how best to reform South Africa’s State-owned companies (SoCs), many of which were currently underperforming. There are around...
Nov 27, 2015
The University of Pretoria is well advanced in a programme to experimentally validate numerical simulation software developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to accurately model the sloshing of fuel in an aircraft's fuel tank. This was...
Nov 26, 2015
African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI) announced on Thursday that it has completed the R125m deal to acquire a 25% plus one share stake in Saab Grintek Defence (SGD). SGD is the South African subsidiary of Swedish defence and civil security company, Saab and...
Nov 20, 2015
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced that its recently acquired subsidiary, Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS – previously BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa or LSSA) had finalised a R900-million contract with United Arab Emirates group...
Nov 20, 2015
Owing to the continuously evolving needs of the South African Air Force (SAAF), aviation and service offering company Safomar plans to ensure that the Vibration Control Centre (VCC) at SAAF is well renowned for excellence in vibration management globally.
Nov 13, 2015
European defence company Airbus Defence and Space has developed a system to counter small unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), also known as remotely-piloted aircraft (RPAs). "We target small commercial UAVs; we do not target military UAVs," explained company mission and...
Nov 13, 2015
German-based Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security, currently a business unit of Airbus Defence and Space (itself part of the Airbus Group) has its biggest foreign operation in South Africa. "Our second biggest site is in South Africa," highlighted company media...
 
 
 
 
Nov 09, 2015
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The 6x6 version of the N35/RG35
South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel on Monday announced that its recently acquired subsidiary, Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS – previously BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa or LSSA) had finalised a R900-million contract with United Arab Emirates...
Nov 06, 2015
The use of additive manufacturing (popularly known as 3D printing) has helped revolutionise product development at South African defence company Airbus DS Optronics. It is one of the technologies adopted by the company to enable it to carry out rapid prototyping of...
Nov 06, 2015
Airbus Defence and Space regards its C295 light/medium transport and maritime patrol aircraft as the best product in its range to meet the needs of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in these areas. The company has also been working on surveillance versions of its...
Nov 06, 2015
The changing and deteriorating international situation is having a clear impact on European defence enterprise Airbus Defence and Space, company military aircraft sales head Antonio Rodriguez Barberan reported at its recent Trade Media Briefing (TMB). "There are...
Nov 06, 2015
Spanish State-owned shipbuilding group Navantia has confirmed that, if its design is chosen for the South African Navy’s (SAN’s) new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), they will be built locally. The SAN is seeking to procure new OPVs and inshore patrol vessels (IPVs)...
Nov 05, 2015
Nov 04, 2015
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Ahrlac
Additive layer manufacturing, better known as 3D printing,  is playing an important role in South Africa's Ahrlac armed reconnaissance and light aircraft project. "3-D printing has transformed the Ahrlac programme," Ahrlac programme manager Paul Potgieter (Junior)...
Nov 03, 2015
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An Airbus MRTT tanker aircraft refuels an Airbus A400M aircraft
Airbus Defence and Space: Military Aircraft has highlighted that its A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) has significant commonalities with the Airbus A330-200 commercial airliner, upon which it is based. The South African Air Force (SAAF) once operated a fleet of...
Nov 02, 2015
An A400M on the Final Assembly Line in Seville
European aerospace company Airbus Defence and Space has reported continuing market success. "We keep growing not only the number of planes [on order] but the number of our customers and the number of countries," highlighted company military aircraft sales head...
Nov 02, 2015
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An Airbus C295W transport aircraft
Airbus Defence and Space regards its C295 light/medium transport and maritime patrol aircraft as the best product in its range to meet the needs of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in these areas. The company has also been working on surveillance versions of its...
 
 
 
 
Nov 02, 2015
A Eurofighter Typhoon of the British Royal Air Force (foreground) intercepts an Il-20 intelligence-gathering aircraft of the Russian Air Force over the Baltic Sea
The changing and deteriorating international situation is having a clear impact on European defence enterprise Airbus Defence and Space, company military aircraft sales head Antonio Rodriguez Barberan reported at its recent Trade Media Briefing (TMB). "There are...
Nov 02, 2015
An Airbus DS Cobra counter-battery radar
Germany-based Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security, currently a business unit of Airbus Defence and Space (itself part of Airbus Group) wants to expand its activities in South Africa. The entity has its biggest foreign operation in South Africa. "Our second...
Oct 30, 2015
Security incidents, natural disasters and cybercrime often transcend national boundaries, and sharing information helps to improve assistance, reaction speed and countermeasures to these events, as well as coordination among States, says international security...
Oct 30, 2015
Small South African defence company Twiga Services has recently started sea trials with its latest product, an 8.5 m long military patrol boat. Manufactured out of high density polyethylene (better known as HDPE) it is designated the Rugged 850 Military Patrol Boat...
Oct 30, 2015
Over the years, I have been to quite a few defence technology and industry conferences in South Africa. Invariably, they include lots of fascinating presentations and show just how impressive and high-tech the South African defence industry is. It certain areas,...
Oct 23, 2015
Major European aerospace enterprise, the Airbus Group, is working on innovations across the breadth of its activities, which include airliners, defence and space activities and helicopters. Some of these activities were recently highlighted by Airbus Defence and...
Oct 16, 2015
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South African private sector defence group Paramount signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spanish State-owned shipbuilder Navantia, in Pretoria, on Friday. This new MoU builds on a previous agreement signed between the two companies at the beginning of...
Oct 16, 2015
South African businesses have been encouraged to increase their participation in the United Nations (UN) procurement processes. UN Procurement Division Field Procurement Service Chief Sean Purcell pointed out recently that the amount of goods purchased by the UN from...
Oct 16, 2015
South Africa's defence procurement, disposals and research and development agency Armscor is busy changing its relationship with the South African Defence industry, Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford has affirmed. It is moving from being prescriptive to industry to being...
Oct 16, 2015
MAKING A COMEBACK The largest African trade exhibition of its kind will take place in May 2017
Exhibition organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery last month announced the official launch of Machine Tools Africa 2017, an upcoming trade conference and exhibition that is expected to be the biggest Africa-based trade expo of its kind. The exhibition will be...
 
 
 
 
Oct 16, 2015
Acting Denel Group CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe has assured that the State-owned defence industrial group will not be changing its strategy. He was giving the opening address at the group’s recent 2015 Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Conference in Pretoria.
Oct 12, 2015
As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela’s life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country’s first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18.
Oct 09, 2015
The Barracuda UAV
The most important technology for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) operating in non-segregated airspace (in which manned and even civilian aircraft would be encountered) is "sense and avoid" technology. This would allow the UAV to detect and avoid other aircraft. So...
Oct 08, 2015
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has successfully developed a counter-improvised explosive device (IED) shaped charge protection system for vehicles. This was reported on Thursday at the CSIR Conference in Pretoria by Rayeesa Ahmed, research...
Oct 08, 2015
The African Union will conduct a field training exercise in the Northern Cape later this month to test the state of readiness of the continental peacekeeping force. The African Standby Force’s rapid deployment capability would also be evaluated, said Lieutenant...
 
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