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Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Cybercrime has become a national crisis, said South African Centre for Information Security CEO Beza Belayneh on Tuesday, equating the scale to that of South Africa’s prevalent HIV/Aids pandemic. Speaking at a Neotel/Mail & Guardian business breakfast, he said that...
May 31, 2013
One of the unintentionally funny aspects of “l’affaire Gupta” – in which a chartered jet landed at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria carrying guests from India for a wedding being celebrated by the wealthy and politically very-well-connected Gupta family, who...
May 30, 2013
Should South Africa order any type of Airbus Military aircraft, the company would be willing to allow South African involvement in their support. "We know the capabilities of the South African industry," Airbus Military Customer Services head Philippe Galland pointed...
May 30, 2013
Airbus Military president and CEO Domingo Ureña-Raso was not unhappy that he left major A400M work packages with South African companies after the country cancelled its order for eight of the aircraft in November 2009. "I don't regret taking the decision to keep...
May 29, 2013
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European military transport and multiple aircraft producer Airbus Military has confirmed that it is in the early stages of talks with South Africa about its C295 light/medium aircraft family. "We've been talking with South Africa about the 295, for maritime...
May 28, 2013
May 24, 2013
The Department of Defence will push forward a number of acquisition programmes for the army during this financial year. It also wants to play a direct role in the restructuring of the local defence industry. This was revealed by Defence and Military Veterans Minister...
May 24, 2013
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May 10, 2013
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Apr 22, 2013
Specialist South African mine-protection and demining company Denel Mechem has announced the development of a new multipurpose truck fitted with a new mine-protected cab. The new truck is based on a Powerstar drive train and is aimed at civil and military operators...
Apr 19, 2013
South African missiles and unmanned air vehicles company Denel Dynamics has unveiled a new missile technology development programme. The new programme, designated Marlin, is focused on technology for a new family of all-weather air defence missiles. The intent is to...
Apr 12, 2013
South African State-owned aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Denel Aviation has officially inaugurated its new MRO Centre for Russian Mil Mi-8- and Mi-17-family helicopters. The new service centre is a joint initiative with Russian Helicopters,...
Apr 11, 2013
South Africa’s globally respected specialist mine protection and demining company Denel Mechem announced, on Thursday, a new-generation version of the renowned Casspir mine protected vehicle, the Casspir NG 2000. Since originally entering service in 1979, the Casspir...
Apr 10, 2013
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South African missiles and unmanned air vehicles company Denel Dynamics unveiled a new missile technology development programme on Tuesday. The new programme, designated Marlin, is focused on technology for a new family of all-weather air defence missiles. The...
Apr 09, 2013
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outh Africa today spends about 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on defence, in comparison to the global average figure of 2.5%, reported auditing and consultancy firm Deloitte on Tuesday. This low level of defence spending is exemplified by the fact that the...
Apr 08, 2013
South African State-owned missile and unmanned air vehicle company Denel Dynamics announced on Monday that the Al Tariq precision-guided munition (PGM), developed by Tawazun Dynamics, its joint venture with United Arab Emirates company Tawazun Holdings, had...
Mar 29, 2013
US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin, which supplied the South African Air Force (SAAF) with its current strategic transport aircraft, the C-130BZ Hercules, believes that these need to be replaced within the next seven years. This year is the 50th...
Mar 27, 2013
South African State-owned aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Denel Aviation officially inaugurated its new MRO Centre for Russian Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17-family helicopters on Tuesday evening. The new service centre is a joint initiative with Russian...
Mar 22, 2013
The Brazilian subsidiary of South African missile and unmanned air vehicle company, Denel Dynamics, Denel do Brasil, will soon complete a report into the potential Brazilian supply chain for the manufacture of the A-Darter infrared (IR) homing air-to-air missile...
 
 
 
 
Mar 15, 2013
South African defence company BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa, part of the global BAE Systems group, recently launched a significantly upgraded manned turret for light armoured and mine protected vehicles. Designated the Overhead Manned Turret (OMT), it has...
Mar 15, 2013
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The State-owned Denel defence industrial group announced on Thursday that it had reached a new agreement with the South African Air Force (SAAF) to replace the current Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero Manpower Group (DPS/AMG) contract, which expires at the end of...
Mar 14, 2013
Denel Aviation on Thursday handed the last of 11 operation-ready Rooivalk helicopters over to the South African Air Force (SAAF). Denel Aviation CEO Mike Kgobe said the acceptance of the locally developed combat support helicopter marked the culmination of a 26-year...
Mar 08, 2013
Diesel engine and gas energy systems supplier MTU South Africa celebrated its 1 500th engine delivery to special-purpose military vehicle and service supplier DCD Protected Mobility, a division of the DCD industrial group, for its Husky project.
Mar 07, 2013
Airbus Military’s A400M military airlift aircraft programme reached another key marker on Wednesday when the first production aeroplane made its maiden flight in Spain. The aircraft concerned is designated MSN7 by the European company and is destined for the Armée de...
Mar 01, 2013
The State-owned Denel defence industrial group announced on Thursday that it had reached a new agreement with the South African Air Force (SAAF) to replace the current Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero Manpower Group (DPS/AMG) contract, which expires at the end of...
Feb 27, 2013
The South African trade union Solidarity reported on Wednesday that Denel Aviation is to conclude a new contract with the South African Air Force (SAAF) regarding aircraft maintenance services provided by the State-owned company’s Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero...
Feb 22, 2013
The South African defence industry has been heavily affected by budgetary cuts – its range of capabilities is much smaller and narrower, compared with what it was in the 1980s and 1990s, resulting in a loss of technological depth, states independent defence analyst...
Feb 22, 2013
Engineering and military technology company Braddick Defense Systems is developing a high-speed, long-range, mobile deployment unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance and attack-mission augmentation in collaboration with aeronautical engineering company Marenco...
Feb 22, 2013
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa’s premier scientific research and development organisation, has developed a removable hoisting and davit-storage system that rapidly places smaller vessels on frigates for immediate response to...
 
 
 
 
Feb 22, 2013
Aeronautical engineering company Marenco Engineering Technologies Africa is developing a new helicopter in conjunction with its parent company Marenco Swisshelicopter. “The main advantage of the helicopter is that it is based on new-generation technology and...
Feb 22, 2013
Global defence, security and peacekeeping company Paramount Group signed a multipronged partnership agreement with Argentine defence and security company Codesur. This will enable Paramount Group to develop its business in South America. The strategic partnership...
Feb 20, 2013
Over the next ten years the global market for armoured and counter-IED (improvised explosive device) vehicles is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 2%. This is the forecast from ASDReports, part of the ASD Media group, released on Wednesday. By...
Feb 15, 2013
Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) have undergone massive development over the past 20 or so years, with great changes in size and capabilities. They have acquired weapons (armed UAVs are designated Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles or UCAVs). Stealth UAVs and UCAVs are under...
Feb 08, 2013
Delivering the keynote address at the Denel Dynamics Young Achievers Awards in Centurion, south of Pretoria, recently, Denel group CEO Riaz Saloojee reaffirmed his company's commitment to education and skills development. "One of the key challenges facing the country...
Feb 01, 2013
Airbus Military’s troubled A400M airlifter programme is now progressing well, with the first production aircraft set to be delivered to the launch customer within a few months, Airbus group president and CEO Fabrice Brégier reported at the recent Airbus annual press...
Jan 25, 2013
Denel group CEO Riaz Saloojee has reaffirmed his company's commitment to education and skills development. He was delivering the keynote address at the Denel Dynamics Young Achievers Awards in Centurion on Friday. "One of the key challenges facing the country is: how...
Jan 25, 2013
Denel Aviation last week confirmed that it will start to retrench the entire workforce of its Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero Manpower Group (DPS/AMG) with effect from the end of March. This is because the South African Air Force (SAAF) will not be renewing its...
Jan 21, 2013
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) sent a letter to the country’s Minister of Defence, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, seeking a meeting to urgently discuss the looming retrenchment of the 538 employees of Denel Aviation’s Denel Personnel...
Jan 18, 2013
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Airbus Military’s troubled A400M airlifter programme is now progressing well, with the first production aircraft set to be delivered to the launch customer within a few months, Airbus group president and CEO Fabrice Brégier reported at the Airbus annual press...
 
 
 
 
Jan 18, 2013
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) information and communications technology (ICT) unit, the Meraka Institute, is developing a prototype maritime domain awareness system based on imagery from satellite-mounted synthetic aperture radars...
Jan 15, 2013
South African trade union Solidarity admitted on Tuesday that the retrenchment of all the employees of Denel Aviation’s Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero Manpower Group (DPS/AMG) now appeared to be inescapable. This followed from the first retrenchment meeting between...
Jan 15, 2013
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Denel Aviation has confirmed that it will start to retrench the entire workforce of its Denel Personnel Solutions/Aero Manpower Group (DPS/AMG) with effect from the end of March. This is because the South African Air Force (SAAF) will not be renewing its current...
Dec 14, 2012
The Brazilian Air Force revealed on Thursday that, on December 6, it signed a 1.4-million reais (about R5.8-million) contract with Denel do Brasil to prepare facilities in the industrial park in the city of São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo for the...
Dec 13, 2012
Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company Denel Aviation, part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, is trying to avoid retrenching all the 538 employees of its Aero Manpower Group (AMG), whose current jobs are destined to end on March 31 as the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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