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Sep 21, 2010
South African shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards Cape Town, part of the Dutch multinational Damen shipbuilding group, would consider expanding its facilities in Cape Town if the South African Navy's (SAN's) Project Biro resulted in this country ordering a...
Sep 17, 2010
Aerospace company Denel Aviation, part of the State-owned Denel Group, is embarking on an aggressive marketing strategy to pursue markets beyond South Africa’s borders.
Sep 17, 2010
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing an omnidirectional optical maritime surveillance system for the South African Navy (SAN). “This is a real time system,” reports CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security Optronic Sensor...
Sep 17, 2010
The acquisition of the Saab Gripen fighter by the South African Air Force has further strengthened the country’s expertise in the sphere of airborne radars. This has been revealed by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Chief Radar and Electronic...
Sep 17, 2010
The Gripen fighter, being phased into service by the South African Air Force (SAAF), is already delivering on the promises made by its manufacturer, Saab of Sweden. So reports Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Chief Radar and Electronic Warfare...
Sep 17, 2010
Specialist supplier of military vehicles, equipment and services to armies and police forces in Africa and internationally, International Vehicle & Equipment Marketing (IVEMA), is a small company with a big company approach.
Sep 17, 2010
Military vehicles and equipment supplier International Vehicle & Equipment Marketing (IVEMA) will this month launch a remanufactured Ratel 6 x 6 infantry fighting vehicle fitted with a new Cummins diesel engine that has been specially adapted to fit into the...
Sep 17, 2010
The International Aerospace Symposium of South Africa (IASSA) 2010 will be held from November 23 to November 25, in Cape Town, and will be convened by the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) and the Flight Test Society of South Africa.
Sep 17, 2010
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Sep 01, 2010
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Sep 01, 2010
The Gripen fighter, being phased into service by the South African Air Force (SAAF), is already delivering on the promises made by its manufacturer, Saab of Sweden. This was reported on Wednesday by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chief radar...
Sep 01, 2010
The acquisition of the Saab Gripen fighter by the South African Air Force has further strengthened the country's expertise in the sphere of airborne radars, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chief radar and electronic warfare systems engineer...
Aug 31, 2010
South Africa should regard its aerospace industry as a "national university" and as a key enabler of the country's industrial development, a leading researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) argued on Tuesday. CSIR Aerospace Initiative...
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
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Six rocket launchers and four mortars are among weaponry thathas gone missing from SA National Defence Force arsenals over the past year, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu revealed on Monday. The missing launchers include three 88 mm anti-tank...
Jun 25, 2010
Last November, the South African government cancelled this country’s order for eight Airbus Military A400M strategic transport and air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft, “due to extensive cost escalation and the supplier’s failure to deliver the aircraft within...
Jun 04, 2010
Black-controlled investment company Sekunjalo would become a shareholder in Saab South Africa, it announced this week. Sekunjalo CEO Khalid Abdulla said that the move was in line with the company's strategy to become a partner of choice to multinationals in key...
May 21, 2010
The main A400M work packages being carried out by South African companies Aerosud and Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) are not in danger at the moment, despite the fact that South Africa withdrew from the programme and cancelled its order for eight of the military...
May 20, 2010
European military transport and special mission aircraft maker Airbus Military earlier this month signed a new contract with South Africa's defence procurement, disposals and research and development agency Armscor to provide support for two of the company's types of...
May 19, 2010
Should South Africa choose the Airbus Military C-295 as its future maritime surveillance and maritime patrol aircraft, replacing its now more than 65 year old Douglas C-47TPs, there will be no difficulty in integrating any South African systems into them. "There...
 
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
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Avionics company Saab South Africa is supplying its structural health monitoring system to Airbus Military for installation in a number of that company's A330 multi-role tanker and transport (MRTT) aircraft. "Saab South Africa is providing us with the hardware –...
May 18, 2010
South African missile manufacturer Denel Dynamics, which is a wholly owned division of State-owned defence group Denel, confirmed on Tuesday that restructuring proposals, including one that involves the introduction of a strategic equity partner, have been submitted...
May 18, 2010
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European aircraft maker Airbus Military, a subsidiary of jetliner manufacturer Airbus and part of the giant EADS group, has confirmed that it intends to bid for the South African Air Force´s (SAAF) new maritime surveillance, maritime patrol and medium transport...
May 14, 2010
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Late last year, South Africa withdrew from the Airbus Military A400M programme and cancelled its order for eight of the European military transport and tanker aircraft. But the South African Air Force (SAAF) still needs new strategic transport aircraft to replace its...
May 14, 2010
Cover story on the alternative aircraft designs that the SAAF could chose to replace its Lockheed C-130B and Boeing 707 aircraft in the strategic transport and air-to-air refuelling roles, now that SA has withdrawn from the Airbus A400M programme. Alternatives...
May 11, 2010
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The Airbus group hopes that it and the South African government will be able to discuss the questions of the country's future military airlift and air-to-air refuelling requirements, and the A400M programme, during the second half of this year. "We understand that...
May 05, 2010
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Market concentration in the South African defence industry was a matter of concern, Defence Minster Lindiwe Sisulu said on Wednesday. Seventy percent of government spending was concentrated in "the top five companies", she said in a speech at a defence...
May 04, 2010
A new South African air-to-air missile will be test-fired from a SA Air Force fighter jet within the next two months, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu announced on Tuesday. This defence department project entailed the local development of a...
Feb 19, 2010
As part of the global Cobham group, aerospace and defence technologies company Cobham Advanced Technologies (CAT) is in the position to continually introduce new innovations and developments into the local and African defence industry.
Feb 19, 2010
Brazilian aerospace company Embraer has revealed more details about its plans concerning international partners for its KC-390 military tanker and transport aircraft programme. South Africa’s Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) is known to be interested in becoming one...
 
 
 
 
Feb 19, 2010
Industry association the South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Related Industries Association (AMD) reports that the key issue facing the South African defence industry in 2010, is how the government will use its acquisition muscle for projects in the...
Feb 19, 2010
Specialist South African electronics, radar and related systems company Reutech, part of the JSE-listed Reunert group, reports that currently, the global political landscape is fairly stable, except for the war in Afghanistan, which means that there is not much...
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
State-owned defence company Denel believes that effective support to national security challenges can only be remedied by refocusing on consistent research and technology development, as well as enhancing staff competency.
Feb 19, 2010
Russia would like to cooperate with South Africa in the development of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) for civilian missions. Meanwhile, now that South Africa has cancelled the Airbus Military A400M transport aircraft, Russia is eager to offer the military version of...
Feb 19, 2010
Specialist aerospace systems integrator Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE) warns that a decrease of local contracts will result in the lack of growth in the local defence industry’s export prospects.
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 25, 2010
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The board of Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) has appointed its operations chief, Theo Kleynhans, as the acting CEO, following the resignation of Lana Kinley earlier this month. The DSA board said in a statement on Monday that it treated the appointment of a...
Jan 22, 2010
The Brazilian Navy remains interested in South Africa’s Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile (SAM), in particular in proposed longer-range versions. The Umkhonto – the name translates into English as Spear – is a product of Denel Dynamics, and is in service...
Dec 04, 2009
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With the arrival in South Africa, in May 2008, of the submarine SAS Queen Modjadji I, the South African Navy (SAN) completed the re-equipment of its seagoing fleet. This marked the end of a process that started with a project in 1993 to acquire new seagoing surface...
 
 
 
 
Nov 13, 2009
The government has "full-confidence" in Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan and the boards appointed to steer State-owned enterprises, ANC President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. "We will not delve into what happens in the boardrooms of the SOEs, as that is a...
Nov 13, 2009
The South African Navy's Maritime Warfare Training Centre, which is part of SAS Simonsberg, a shore base in Simon's Town in the Western Cape, hopes to be able to acquire two new simulator systems for specialist training within the next three years. These would be a...
Nov 06, 2009
South Africa's Sumbandila microsatellite has been in orbit for some seven weeks now. During its first month in orbit, the spacecraft, whose name means "lead the way" in the Venda language, completed 457 orbits, amounting to a total distance of 0,1316 astronomical...
Nov 06, 2009
Cover story on South Africa's Sumbandila microsatellite and its commissioning process.
Oct 30, 2009
Specialist South African de-mining and anti-landmine technology company Mechem, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, as part of the expansion of its activities, has gone back to the mine-protected vehicles business. “Our business has expanded...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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