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Jun 08, 2012
For European defence aeronautical Airbus Military, the focus regarding South Africa is now in the light/medium aircraft category, for both transport and maritime patrol. This was confirmed recently, in Toulouse, France, by Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña. He also...
Jun 08, 2012
Loss-making State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures’ (DAe’s) schedule to achieve break-even has slipped by two years, in comparison to the forecast a year ago. DAe is part of the Denel defence industrial group.
Jun 01, 2012
Details of the investment credits awarded to the various international companies which supplied major systems to South Africa under the strategic defence re-equipment programme started in the late 1990s have recently been made public. These details are contained in a...
May 28, 2012
Loss-making State-owned aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures’ (DAe’s) schedule to achieve break-even has slipped by two years, in comparison the the forecast a year ago. DAe is part of the Denel defence industrial group. In a written reply to a Parliamentary...
May 25, 2012
The Airbus Military A400M airlift aircraft recently received its initial civil type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency. This approval is formally called a Restricted Type Certificate and is a key stage in the process of achieving full civil type...
May 25, 2012
Last week, Cape Town played host to a two-ship French Navy task group which was led by that service’s latest warship, the “Command and [Force] Projection Vessel” Dixmude. This ship is the third of the French Navy’s Mistral-class and is generally referred to in...
May 18, 2012
Piracy is not restricted to the Indian Ocean, nor, within this Ocean, is it solely the preserve of marauders based in Somalia. And piracy is not the only serious maritime crime to afflict the Indian Ocean.
May 04, 2012
The Airbus Military A400M airlift aircraft received its initial civil type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency, the company announced on Thursday. This approval is formally called a Restricted Type Certificate and is a key stage in the process of...
May 04, 2012
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Apr 27, 2012
 
 
 
Apr 27, 2012
South African Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed that the country will increase its naval budget. Speaking at a press conference at the recent 2012 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Cape Town, she stated that when "we adopted the [Southern African...
Apr 20, 2012
All the exhibition space for the 2012 edition of South Africa’s and Africa’s premier air show and defence exhibition, Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), which will take place in September, has already been sold. By comparison, by April 2010 only 60% of the...
Apr 20, 2012
Swedish aerospace and defence group Saab recently reported 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 two...
Apr 17, 2012
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European aerospace and defence company Airbus Military has brought its C295 twin turboprop aircraft to South Africa to be demonstrated to the South African Air Force (SAAF) and other branches of the South African National Defence Force. The company is competing to...
Apr 17, 2012
Airbus Military is busy renegotiating its A400M military airlift aeroplane industrial work packages with South African companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Aerosud. “Our idea is to maintain those packages in South Africa,” Airbus Military senior VP commercial...
Apr 13, 2012
Piracy and other forms of maritime crime threaten to hamper the development of African countries marine resources. "Without security and stability in our waters it will be difficult to implement the 'blue economy' – the maritime economy," African Union (AU) African...
Apr 13, 2012
The Commander of the Brazilian Navy has confirmed to Engineering News Online that his service is interested in cooperating with South Africa in missile development. "We are beginning to discuss with Denel some joint missile development projects," stated Fleet...
Apr 13, 2012
Somali piracy is having a real economic impact on countries, especially those located in the north west Indian Ocean region. The problem does not only affect the shipping industry. "The impact of piracy is stronger the nearer you get to Somalia," the International...
Apr 13, 2012
The aircraft may get all the attention, and they may be the reason for the existence of the South African Air Force (SAAF), but the flying squadrons could not function effectively or efficiently without the support of a wide variety of ground units.
Apr 13, 2012
The aircraft may get all the attention, and they may be the reason for the existence of the South African Air Force (SAAF), but the flying squadrons could not function effectively or efficiently without the support of a wide variety of ground units.
 
 
 
 
Apr 12, 2012
South African defence systems are under consideration by the Chilean Navy as an option for the modernisation of its frigate force. "South Africa is one of the countries the Chilean Navy is looking at, searching for cost-effective solutions," Vice Admiral Kenneth...
Apr 11, 2012
South African Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed that the country will increase its naval budget. Answering a question from Engineering News Online at a press conference at the 2012 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Cape Town on Wednesday, Sisulu...
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
The significant developments in warfare in the early 21st century are not only having a pronounced impact on armed forces around the world, but also require changes in the civilian organisations and defence industries that support and supply them. So argues the...
Mar 09, 2012
South African aeronautical company Denel Aerostructures (DAe – previously Denel Saab Aerostructures), part of the State-owned Denel defence industrial group, was granted funding of R700-million in the national budget last month. This is, in the words of Finance...
Mar 02, 2012
South African State-owned aerostructures company Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) 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 and this will pay for the costs...
Feb 24, 2012
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Specialist in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of industrial and commercial equipment Advanced Industrial Technology (Ai-Tec) has completed a three-year mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance contract on behalf of the Department of...
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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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