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Apr 04, 2012
South African State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures (DAe) could still benefit from its relationship with the Swedish aerospace group Saab. This is because, while Saab is busy developing a new generation of its Gripen fighter (known as the Gripen NG,...
Apr 03, 2012
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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is hopeful that the pilots of its Gripen fighters will be granted significantly more flying hours during the financial year, which started on April 1. SAAF director: force preparation Major-General Tsoku Khumalo indicated that the...
Apr 02, 2012
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Swedish aerospace and defence group Saab reported on Sunday that it had fulfilled all its offset obligations with South Africa regarding the latter's acquisition of 26 Gripen fighters. Officially designated industrial participation, these offsets were divided into...
Mar 30, 2012
A delegation of high-ranking officers of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) visited South Africa from March 5 to March 9, both to inspect progress with the A-Darter project and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council for...
Mar 23, 2012
Largely unnoticed by the country’s people, the South African Navy (SAN) has moved from a largely peacetime routine to a predominantly operational profile. This change has been caused by two developments – one domestic, one foreign. The domestic development has been...
Mar 23, 2012
Largely unnoticed by the country’s people, the South African Navy (SAN) has moved from a largely peacetime routine to a predominantly operational profile.
Mar 22, 2012
The contracted hardware delivery requirements for the South African Army’s (SA Army’s) new ground-based air defence system (Gbads) have been completed. This was announced on Thursday by the State-owned defence industrial group Denel. “The SA Army will now take the...
Mar 16, 2012
On Thursday, the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) revealed that a delegation of high-ranking officers had visited South Africa from March 5 to March 9, both to inspect progress with the A-Darter project and to sign a Memorandum of Understanding...
Mar 16, 2012
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Feb 24, 2012
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Feb 24, 2012
This year’s Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition and air show, AAD2012, is going green with the implementation of a digital greening project to decrease the show’s carbon footprint.
Feb 24, 2012
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Independent representative for Bell Helicopter in 13 Southern African countries National Airways Corporation (NAC) is now selling the helicopter manufacturer's first commercially qualified armed helicopter, the Bell 407AH, configured to perform a range of missions.
Feb 24, 2012
South African electronics company Tellumat is planning to form cooperative partnerships with Malaysian companies to meet common defence requirements within South-East Asian and Southern African countries with medium- to long-term sustainability, Tellumat Defence...
Feb 24, 2012
Supplier of innovative small and medium-sized satellite systems SunSpace says its Sumbandila satellite has paved the way for further research and development into the requirements of a future, locally built, communications satellite over which the South African...
Feb 21, 2012
Independent management consultancy IQ Business on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Denel chief Shaun Liebenberg as CEO of its Ventures business. The newly formed IQ Business Ventures division is positioned alongside IQ Business Consulting in South Africa....
Feb 15, 2012
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South African State-owned aerostructures company Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) announced on Wednesday that it is consolidating all its operations into a single building. This move, to be completed by the end of this year, will save the company R20-million a year...
Feb 10, 2012
A breakthrough by researchers at the National Laser Centre (NLC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and technologists at the Aerosud Innovation and Training Centre (ITC) promises to make local aeronautics company Aerosud a world leader in...
Feb 03, 2012
British-based maritime services company Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Singapore-based enterprise Vessel Protection Services (VPS) have unveiled a partnership to provide ship owners and operators with the means to protect their ships and crews from pirate...
Jan 27, 2012
South African missiles and unmanned air vehicles (UAV) company Denel Dynamics reports interest by the Department of Defence (DoD) in its new products and programmes. The DoD recognises that, to keep missile and UAV technology capabilties within the country, there...
Jan 27, 2012
Denel Dynamics is optimistic about its sales prospects for this year. “I think we’ll see our international business picking up, because we understand our niches much better. For many years, we were focusing too widely, but now we know much better what our strengths...
 
 
 
 
Jan 20, 2012
European aerospace company Airbus Military believes that its refund, last month, of South Africa’s initial payments and other costs (plus interest) regarding the A400M programme, from which this country withdrew in 2009, opens the way for the company to bid for other...
Jan 18, 2012
South African missiles and unmanned air vehicles (UAV) company Denel Dynamics CEO Jan Wessels told Engineering News Online on Tuesday that the Department of Defence (DoD) has expressed interest in its new products and programmes. This is because the DoD recognises...
Jan 13, 2012
Major defence cuts unveiled late last year by Germany have not yet had any impact on the production programme for the Airbus Military A400M transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft, the European company has told Engineering News Online. Germany had 53 A400Ms on...
Jan 11, 2012
South African armoured and mine protected vehicle company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (Land Systems SA) announced export orders worth some R1.2-billion for its RG31 and RG32M vehicles on Wednesday. Sweden has placed a follow-on order worth more than...
Jan 10, 2012
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European aerospace company Airbus Military believes that its refund, last month, of South Africa’s initial payments and other costs (plus interest) regarding the A400M programme, from which this country withdrew in 2009, opens the way for the company to bid for other...
Dec 09, 2011
The South African Air Force (SAAF) has, according to published sources, a fleet of about 90 helicopters. In terms of types, these are the Denel Oryx transport helicopter (the most numerous type), the Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter, the AgustaWestland A109 light...
Nov 30, 2011
The incoming group CEO of the State-owned Denel defence industrial company, Riaz Saloojee, does not rule out changes to its strategy or structure, once he has taken over. He will take office as CEO in the middle of January. "The fact is that when there is a...
Nov 30, 2011
The new Group CEO (GCEO) for the State-owned Denel defence industrial company will be businessman and retired South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Brigadier General Riaz Saloojee, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba announced at the Denel corporate head...
Nov 04, 2011
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Two opposition parties have demanded an explanation from Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for the sudden resignation of two senior defence officials.
Oct 27, 2011
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The independent commission of inquiry, which has been set up to probe whether there was any corruption in South Africa’s controversial arms deal, has also been given a brief to probe whether the defence and civilian offsets associated with the packages actually...
 
 
 
 
Oct 14, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Scope remains for South Africa to use local skills to create market-leading unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for a broad spectrum of countries, despite the US and Israel's success in the global UAV market, says missile and UAV company Denel Dynamics executive Tsepo...
Sep 15, 2011
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A new commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the arms deal is to be appointed, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Thursday. "The president will soon announce the terms of reference and the composition of the commission, including the...
Sep 02, 2011
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is interested in a static application of the surveillance technology employed in Carl Zeiss Optronics’ Mobile Surveillance Vehicle (MSV). The MSV is equipped with a daylight TV camera with a 36x zoom lens, a high...
Aug 26, 2011
South Africa’s dedicated missile and unmanned air vehicle (UAV) company, Denel Dynamics, is one of the country’s largest, most advanced and most capable high technology companies.
Aug 15, 2011
Denel Integrated Systems Solution (DISS) has successfully completed an important testing phase in the development of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) new ground-based air defence system, the company said on Monday. The system was expected to be delivered for...
Jul 29, 2011
The prototype of South Africa's latest Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV), the Denel Dynamics Seeker 400, has been completed and is due to make its maiden flight in the first quarter of next year. It is a long endurance tactical UAV. "The Seeker 400 has been funded by the...
Jul 20, 2011
The African Union (AU) needs to develop a common data communication and interoperability standard for the different national military contingents that comprise the African Standby Force. "I'd like to get an effort under way," said Saab Systems Grintek head of...
Jul 19, 2011
State-owned defence industrial group Denel said on Tuesday that its order pipeline continued to grow and that it was pursuing prospects worth R44-billion. Denel business development and corporate affairs head Zwelakhe Ntshepe said in a statement that the group had...
Jul 06, 2011
 
 
 
 
Jun 10, 2011
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba expressed regret on Friday over the fact he had not been able to inform incumbent board members at Eskom and Denel of Cabinet-approved changes to the composition of those governance structures, owing to the “premature...
Jun 03, 2011
The South African partner companies in the Airbus Military A400M transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft programme, Aerosud and Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA), are starting to increase production of the aircraft components that they are responsible for. There...
Jun 03, 2011
The South African partner companies in the Airbus Military A400M transport and air to air refuelling aircraft programme, Aerosud and Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA), are starting to increase production of the aircraft components that they are responsible for.
May 24, 2011
Denel SAAB Aerostructures (DSA) remains a loss-making challenge to Denel, the Department of Public Enterprises said in Parliament on Tuesday. Addressing a portfolio committee on public enterprises on the future of DSA, department director-general Tshediso Matona,...
May 20, 2011
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It has taken some 25 years, but South Africa’s attack helicopter programme has finally delivered a fully operational aircraft to the South African Air Force (SAAF). On April 1, five upgraded Denel Rooivalk helicopters were formally handed over to the Chief of the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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