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Dec 08, 2014
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A ministerial medical task team appointed by the minister of defence has made recommendations on how to improve the country's three military hospitals, the department said on Monday. The task team, consisting of nine independent health care professionals, looked at...
Dec 05, 2014
When Reutech Radar Systems was set up in 1987, under its original name ESD South (ESD was a subsidiary of the then Barlow Rand group, since “unbundled”), its first programme was Project Hexagon, which the company consciously used to develop a profound understanding...
Dec 05, 2014
South African radar company Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) is planning to develop new products next year, while remaining focused on its core businesses. "This is to maintain our momentum in both the defence and commercial markets," says RRS CEO Carl Kies. RRS is a...
Dec 04, 2014
State-owned defence group Denel’s plan to acquire BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa has been given a shot in the arm, with the Competition Commission recommending that the Competition Tribunal approve the transaction without conditions. In August, UK-based global...
Dec 01, 2014
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee
Through the establishment of the new Denel Integrated Systems and Maritime (DISM) division, State-owned Denel was adding to its existing strengths in the landward and aerospace arenas, while also opening up new markets for the company, group CEO Riaz Saloojee said on...
Nov 28, 2014
Some weeks ago, three economists – Prof Jannie Rossouw, head of the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Economic and Business Sciences, Adele Breytenbach and Fanie Joubert, both at the University of South Africa – published (in the Tydskrif vir...
Nov 24, 2014
Former Reunert CEO Boel Pretorius
South African radar company Reutech Radar Systems (RRS) is planning to develop new products next year, while remaining focused on its core businesses. "This is to maintain our momentum in both the defence and commercial markets," RRS CEO Carl Kies told Engineering...
Nov 07, 2014
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer rolled out the first prototype of its KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft at its Gavião Peixoto plant in São Paulo state on October 21. The aircraft is the biggest type yet developed by the company and...
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
 
 
 
Oct 17, 2014
The next two-and-a-half months could see major impetus given to wide ranging science and technology cooperation between Russia and South Africa, both bilaterally and within the multilateral Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group framework. Russia...
Oct 17, 2014
South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is busy launching new products on to the international market. The company, 51%-owned by German group Rheinmetall and 49% by South Africa’s State-owned Denel group, designs, develops and manufactures...
Oct 10, 2014
AFRICA BOUND? The Lockheed Martin LM-100J civilian air freighter
The civilian version of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules military airlift aircraft is attracting attention from air freight operators in Africa. They are interested in replacing the previous generation L-100 civil Hercules version as well as other aircraft....
Oct 10, 2014
South African specialist mine detection and mine protected vehicle company DCD Protected Mobility recently unveiled its latest product, the Oribi multirole utility truck. This is a joint development with another South African company, vehicle customising enterprise...
Oct 09, 2014
Oct 03, 2014
South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) has launched a new product. It is the RG21 4 x 4 mine-protected vehicle. "It's about affordability, supportability and protection," explained LSSA Business...
Oct 02, 2014
A computer-generated image of a Gripen E in Brazilian Air Force markings
South African company Saab Grintek Defence (SGD), part of Sweden’s Saab Group, has indicated what parts it will develop and manufacture for the latest generation of the Saab Gripen fighter for the Swedish Air Force, the Gripen E. These will be parts of the aircraft’s...
Sep 19, 2014
SCSH CEO Sias Mostert and the CSIR's Laurens Cloete
South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced that it is partnering with local company Space Commercial Services Holdings Aerospace (SCSH) group to develop a maritime wide-area synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for use by small...
Sep 19, 2014
Oribi
South African specialist mine detection and mine protected vehicle company DCD Protected Mobility unveiled on Thursday its latest product, the Oribi multirole utility truck. This is a joint development with another South African company, vehicle customising...
Sep 19, 2014
Defence industrial cooperation between South Africa and Brazil was highlighted at the recent III Brazil Defence Industrial Base Show (III Mostra BID-Brasil, as it is known in Portuguese), held in Brazil’s capital city, Brasília. The Brazilian Ministry of Defence (MD)...
 
 
 
 
Sep 19, 2014
South African private-sector defence group Paramount recently announced a series of major initiatives to strengthen its position in the local aerospace, defence and maritime sectors. Group Executive Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz told a media briefing that the enterprise...
Sep 17, 2014
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RG21
South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) launched its latest product at African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2014 at Air Force Base Waterkloof, south of Pretoria, on Wednesday. It is the RG21 4 x 4...
Sep 15, 2014
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Badger infantry fighting vehicle
The need for local defence companies to collaborate with international partners has been highlighted by Denel Land Systems (DLS) CEO Stephan Burger. "If this [collaboration] is not part of your business plan, the sustainability of your business is in doubt," he...
Sep 15, 2014
The South African Department of Defence (DoD) will support the future development of the South African defence industry, Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans Dr Sam Gulube affirmed on Monday. "We will also support the industry in its international export...
Sep 05, 2014
Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace company Paramount Group says the development and production of its Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) is expected to significantly boost jobs and skills in the African aerospace...
Sep 04, 2014
Ahrlac
South African private-sector defence group Paramount announced a series of major initiatives on Thursday to strengthen its position in the local aerospace, defence and maritime sectors. Group Executive Chairman Ivor Ichikowitz told a media briefing that the...
Aug 29, 2014
The DA has called on Auditor General Kimi Makwetu to investigate allegations of irregularities in the awarding of tenders worth more than R200-million by the defence department. "The dodgy defence force air transport tender must be investigated," said Democratic...
Aug 29, 2014
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
Aug 29, 2014
There has lately been some quite important news from, and affecting, the local defence industry. For example, it has been announced that, provided all the regulatory and other approvals are obtained, State-owned defence group Denel will acquire the entirety of BAE...
Aug 29, 2014
South Africa's latest aircraft design, the Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (Ahrlac), made its first public flight at Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria, on August 13. The actual maiden flight took place at the same airfield in late July and...
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
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 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 plans...
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
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...
 
 
 
 
Jul 31, 2014
Denel Dynamics' Seeker 2
Denel’s Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system has successfully completed the second round of flight tests as part of its development process. The tests, conducted at the Alkantpan range in the Northern Cape, included an evaluation of the system for range...
Jul 25, 2014
A locally designed and built aircraft has entered ground-testing phase at the Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria, marking a significant milestone for South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group.
Jul 23, 2014
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
In her budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has reported progress in the institutionalisation of the relationship between the Department of Defence (DoD) and the local defence industry....
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...
 
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