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Defence & Aerospace

Recommendations for military hospitals  

By: Sapa     8th December 2014 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 human resources, military... 

Reutech’s first radar project

By: Keith Campbell     5th December 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 of (then) modern radar... 

SA radar company on look-out for new market, product opportunities

By: Keith Campbell     5th December 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 division of Reutech, itself part... 

Denel, BAE deal receives Competition Commission nod

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th December 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 defence group BAE Systems... 

Denel, BAE deal receives Competition Commission nod

New maritime division to open new markets for Denel

By: Leandi Kolver     1st December 2014 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 Monday. The creation of the... 

New maritime division to open new markets for Denel
Photo by Duane Daws
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee

Defence – time for Plan C

By: Keith Campbell     28th November 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 Geesteswetenskappe) the latest results from... 

Radar company looking at new products and markets

By: Keith Campbell     24th November 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," RRS CEO Carl Kies told Engineering News Online on Monday. RRS is a... 

Radar company looking at new products and markets
Photo by Duane Daws
Former Reunert CEO Boel Pretorius

A landmark month for Brazilian aerospace group

By: Keith Campbell     7th November 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 probably the biggest aircraft... 

Defence acquisition agency delivers best results since 2009/10

By: Keith Campbell     31st October 2014 South Africa’s defence acquisition agency Armscor (which also undertakes research and development [R&D] and disposes of surplus military equipment) achieved, during the 2013/2014 financial year, its best financial performance regarding acquisition projects in five years. This was revealed when... 

South African defence industry moves to collaborate at home and abroad to thrive 

By: Keith Campbell     24th October 2014 South Africa’s defence, aerospace and maritime industries contribute to the country’s economy through the development and maintenance of high-level scientific, engineering, technological and technical skills and jobs, as well as advanced design, development and manufacturing processes. They have... 

South African defence industry moves to collaborate at home and abroad to thrive

New SA-developed unmanned ground vehicle for military use unveiled  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2014 One of the new products on display at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition last month was the Testudo unmanned ground vehicle.  

New SA-developed unmanned ground vehicle for military use unveiled
New SA-developed unmanned ground vehicle for military use unveiled

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry research report

     20th October 2014 Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand strategic defence procurement... 

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry research report

Russia hopes to widen, deepen technology cooperation with South Africa

By: Keith Campbell     17th October 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 has identified South Africa... 

SA munitions company enjoying technical and commercial success

By: Keith Campbell     17th October 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 mortar bombs, aircraft bombs,... 

Civilian derivative of Super Hercules airlifter attracting African interest

By: Keith Campbell     10th October 2014 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. The company produced 115 L-100... 

     Civilian derivative of Super Hercules  airlifter attracting African interest
Photo by Lockheed Martin
AFRICA BOUND? The Lockheed Martin LM-100J civilian air freighter

SA company launches new truck for military and civil markets

By: Keith Campbell     10th October 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 Histomart. "The Oribi boasts a... 

Two new vehicles launched by SA companies at African Aerospace and Defence expo 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2014 At the recent African Aerospace and Defence exhibition, two South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle companies, BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa and DCD Protected Mobility, publicly launched new vehicles.  

Two new vehicles launched by SA companies at African Aerospace and Defence expo
Two new vehicles launched by SA companies at African Aerospace and Defence expo

A new South African armoured vehicle is unveiled

By: Keith Campbell     3rd October 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 Development and Communications... 

New Swedish fighters to have SA parts in electronic warfare systems

By: Keith Campbell     2nd October 2014 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 electronic warfare (EW)... 

New Swedish fighters to have SA parts in electronic warfare systems
Photo by Saab Group
A computer-generated image of a Gripen E in Brazilian Air Force markings

CSIR, SA company to develop new radar for satellites

By: Keith Campbell     19th September 2014 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 satellites. The project was... 

CSIR, SA company to develop new radar for satellites
SCSH CEO Sias Mostert and the CSIR's Laurens Cloete

SA company launches new off-road truck for military and civil markets

By: Keith Campbell     19th September 2014 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 enterprise Histomart. "The Oribi boasts... 

SA company launches new off-road truck for military and civil markets
Photo by Duane Daws
Oribi

Bilateral defence cooperation between SA and Brazil, and Brazil and Angola, highlighted

By: Keith Campbell     19th September 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) highlighted, on its website,... 

Paramount group makes acquisitions and unveils robotics ambitions

By: Keith Campbell     19th September 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 had acquired two companies –... 

New South African armoured vehicle launched  

By: Keith Campbell     17th September 2014 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 mine-protected vehicle. "It's about... 

New South African armoured vehicle launched
Photo by Keith Campbell
RG21

SA, international, defence companies should collaborate 

By: Keith Campbell     15th September 2014 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 warned. As an example, he cited the... 

SA, international, defence companies should collaborate
Photo by Duane Daws
Badger infantry fighting vehicle

SA Defence Department aims to support local defence industry

By: Keith Campbell     15th September 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 efforts. A vibrant defence industry... 

SA Defence Department aims to support local defence industry

Aircraft set to boost African aerospace industry

By: Jonathan Rodin     5th September 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 industry. Several local... 

Paramount group on offensive with acquisitions and robotics ambitions

By: Keith Campbell     4th September 2014 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 enterprise had acquired two companies –... 

Paramount group on offensive with acquisitions and robotics ambitions
Photo by Keith Campbell
Ahrlac

DA wants AG to probe defence tenders

By: Sapa     29th August 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 Alliance MP David Maynier in a... 

DA wants AG to probe defence tenders

Another year of good results for Denel and India lifts ban on group

By: Keith Campbell     29th August 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 profit increased by 63%,... 

Good times, bad times

By: Keith Campbell     29th August 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 Systems Land Systems South... 

New South African aircraft makes first public flight

By: Keith Campbell     29th August 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 the aircraft had, by the time... 

UK-owned SA armoured vehicle subsidiary to revert to local control

By: Keith Campbell     22nd August 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 of Johannesburg. BAE Systems... 

India ends ban on Denel

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2014 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 letter dispatched on August... 

India ends ban on Denel
Photo by Denel
A Denel NTW-20 anti-material rifle

Defence group Denel has become outward-looking business

By: Keith Campbell     15th August 2014 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 will be executed in the next... 

Defence group Denel has become outward-looking business
Photo by Duane Daws
Denel CEO Riaz Salojee

Public Enterprises Minister hails another year of good Denel results

By: Keith Campbell     15th August 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 2013/14 were announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria, on Friday. Revenues grew by 17%, net profit increased by 63% and... 

Public Enterprises Minister hails another year of good Denel results
Photo by Duane Daws
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown

New SA aircraft flies in public for first time  

By: Keith Campbell     13th August 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 Wednesday. The actual maiden flight took place at the same airfield late last month and the aircraft has now... 

New SA aircraft flies in public for first time
Paramount Group's Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft makes its first public flight at Wonderboom Airport. Camerawork and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

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