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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
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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...
May 20, 2011
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).
May 19, 2011
In Madrid on Wednesday, Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña expressed confidence that his company and the South African government will come to a mutually beneficial agreement regarding the A400 programme and the work packages currently assigned to South African...
 
 
 
 
May 18, 2011
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Military, a subsidiary of airliner maker Airbus, revealed in Madrid on Wednesday that it is developing an airborner early warning and control (AEW&C) version of its C295 twin turboprop aircraft. The C295 is already available in...
May 17, 2011
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European aerospace company Airbus Military is offering South Africa dual role aircraft for the country´s Project Saucepan maritime surveillance aircraft programme. Saucepan is being accelerated because of the spread of Somali piracy to Southern African waters. The...
May 12, 2011
The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday partnered with Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) and community forums to roll out an initiative that would deploy owner-identifying technology called microdotting to mark household assets in an effort to...
May 10, 2011
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President Jacob Zuma has appointed lieutenant-general Solly Shoke as the chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with effect from June 1. Shoke replaces general Nhlanhla Ngwenya, who was recently appointed South Africa's Ambassador to Angola.
Apr 13, 2011
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The air force cannot afford to put its new Gripen jet fighters into flight for the required number of hours, Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano conceded on Wednesday. "No, we are not going to fly the required number of hours," the air force chief told a media briefing...
Apr 08, 2011
April 12, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the first time a man left the planet Earth and entered space, thereby inaugurating a completely new era of human exploration and potential future development. As a practical engineering concept – as distinct from myth,...
Apr 01, 2011
South Africa is expected to formally agree to participate in the Russian-led international Radioastron space telescope programme. A draft contract between the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, has already been agreed...
Apr 01, 2011
Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat in Cape Town is home to the South African Air Force’s (SAAF) maritime air squadrons, namely 22 Squadron – operating AgustaWestland Lynx and Denel Oryx helicopters – and 35 Squadron (which flies modernised, turboprop engine powered,...
Mar 18, 2011
Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat, in Cape Town, is one of the most important air bases in South Africa. It, and its assigned squadrons and units, are the custodians of both some of the most modern and advanced, and some of the oldest, technologies in use with the...
Mar 18, 2011
Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat in Cape Town is one of the most important air bases in South Africa. It, and its assigned squadrons (Sqdns) and units, are the custodians of both some of the most modern and advanced, and some of the oldest, technologies in use with...
 
 
 
 
Mar 01, 2011
Government is "haggling hard" to get manufacturer Airbus to pay it nearly R3-billion, an amount linked to the SANDF's cancelled contract for eight Airbus A400M aircraft, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Tuesday. Speaking to members of Parliament's watchdog...
Feb 18, 2011
Giant US aerospace group Boeing has sourced components from South African companies worth $365-million over the past ten or so years, reveals the company’s Director for International sales (Commercial Airplanes), Miguel Santos. This programme originated when national...
Feb 18, 2011
South African airline company Comair, operator of the British Airways brand in South Africa and the Kulula low cost airline brand, has signed an approximately $646-million deal with US aerospace giant Boeing for the supply of eight Boeing 737-800 airliners. “The...
Feb 18, 2011
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS), in conjunction with the University of Cape Town (UCT) and several international partners, are launching South Africa’s first Master of Engineering (M Eng) in Radar...
Feb 18, 2011
State-owned arms manufacturer Denel has put much effort into driving innovation and technological advances, with a focus on operational excellence through improved programme management, supply chain efficiencies and cost reduction.
Feb 18, 2011
Stainless steel trailer manufacturer Desert Wolf has been appointed as the South Africa distributor of the US thermal imaging manufacturer Flir’s land systems.
Feb 18, 2011
Several strategic studies have been commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to ensure that the South African aerospace and defence industries are effectively positioned for future competitiveness...
Dec 13, 2010
State-owned defence company Denel Aviation confirmed the sale of 12 Cheetah C supersonic fighter aircraft to Ecuador on Monday, following a sale agreement signing ceremony, which took place recently in Quito. CEO Mike Kgobe, who signed the deal, announced that Denel...
Dec 10, 2010
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For decades, if not longer, many science fiction stories simply assumed that, one day, tourists would enter and traverse space, with space tourism simply forming a background element in their plots. It was probably in 1967 that space conferences first had papers...
Dec 03, 2010
Thailand’s signing of an order for six more Saab Gripen fighters is welcome good news for beleaguered South African aerospace company Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA), which manufactures major Gripen structures. “We are very excited whenever Gripens sell into the...
 
 
 
 
Nov 26, 2010
Astronomy and space science can be used to stimulate children and especially teenagers to study maths and science. So argues Massachussets Institute of Technology aerospace engineering professor and retired US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa)...
Nov 12, 2010
South Africa is rapidly running out of time to join the Embraer KC-390 military transport and air-to-air refuelling aircraft programme. The KC-390 is a twin jet aircraft being designed and developed by Brazil’s highly successful and private-sector aircraft...
Nov 11, 2010
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A pilot initiative designed to reduce property-related crimes through the use of an owner-identifying technology called microdotting was launched in Gauteng on Thursday. The project will see newly-trained youth apply microdots to the valuables of 500 households...
Oct 22, 2010
The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality (NMBM) will receive full delivery of nine remote surveillance systems, housed in stainless steel trailers worth about R800 000 each, and a mobile control room worth R6-million before the end of October, reports local manufacturer...
Oct 15, 2010
Laser system supplier SDI Lasers will soon be releasing a new environment-friendly and cost-effective laser-based paint removal system.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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