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Casspir vehicle shedding its apartheid links as it takes on peacekeeping role

By: Dylan Slater     8th April 2016 Defence vehicle systems company Denel Land Systems (DLS) is continuing to update and broaden the versatility of the Casspir family of mine-protected vehicles – a move that is not only safeguarding the South African-developed platform, but also helping the vehicle to shed its controversial past... 

Casspir vehicle shedding its apartheid links as it takes on peacekeeping role

By: Dylan Slater     8th April 2016 Defence vehicle systems company Denel Land Systems (DLS) is continuing to update and broaden the versatility of the Casspir family of mine-protected vehicles – a move that is not only safeguarding the South African-developed platform, but also helping the vehicle to shed its controversial past... 

Casspir sheds apartheid notoriety 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th April 2016 South African defence vehicle systems company, Denel Land Systems, is marketing its new generation of mine-protected armoured personnel carriers – the Casspir NG 2000 – as a multirole vehicular platform to suit peacekeeping, demining and support operations in war-torn regions. Dylan Slater tells... 

Tshwane police take delivery of new armoured vehicles 

By: Keith Campbell     26th February 2016 Now that the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) has taken delivery of three RG-12 Nyala armoured internal security vehicles from Denel Land Systems, finalising its acquisition of riot control equipment, the organisation is considering the next step in dealing with violent unrest. “We... 

Simulator designer begins delivery of SA Army combat vehicles

     19th February 2016 Simulator-based training systems designer ThoroughTec Simulation has begun the delivery of its Tactical Crew Training Simulators from its Cyberwar range, for the South African Army’s Badger Infantry Combat Vehicles. ThoroughTec Simulation military business manager David Cooke says the army will... 

Tshwane Metro Police acquire armoured vehicles

By: Keith Campbell     10th February 2016 The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) took delivery on Wednesday of three RG-12 Nyala armoured internal security vehicles from manufacturer Denel Land Systems. The ceremony took place at TMPD headquarters in Pretoria West. (The metropolitan city of Tshwane includes Pretoria.) The... 

SAA appoints interim CFO 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th November 2015 South African Airways (SAA) has appointed Phumeza Nhantsi as interim CFO, following Wolf Meyer’s resignation. Nhantsi was seconded from accounting firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo where she served as director. She also served as lead engagement partner to Denel and within the Denel Group, and was... 

Protected-vehicle company scores success with new endeavour

By: Keith Campbell     11th September 2015 South African specialist protected vehicle company LMT, part of the Denel group, has won its three significant vehicle production contracts over the past two years. The latest “is a very lucrative deal, with a Middle Eastern client,” reports company Business Development Head Vinesh Selvan. “We’re... 

Defence group’s new landward business reports first contract

By: Keith Campbell     4th September 2015 South African armoured and mine protected vehicles company Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS) has won its first order since becoming part of the Denel group at the end of April. "It's a sizeable contract," reports DVS CEO Johan Steyn. "We won the contract in July. It's a follow-on contract for RG31... 

New Denel business, Denel Vehicle Systems, reports new contract

By: Keith Campbell     21st August 2015 South African armoured and mine protected vehicles company Denel Vehicle Systems (DVS) has won its first order since becoming part of the Denel group at the end of April. "It's a sizeable contract," DVS CEO Johan Steyn told Engineering News Online on Friday. "We won the contract last month. It's... 

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

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... 

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... 

Land Systems SA secures sights contract for Denel’s Badger

By: Natalie Greve     9th July 2014 BAE Systems subsidiary Land Systems South Africa has secured a contract under Denel Land Systems’ 8x8 Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) programme, which will see the defence systems developer providing commander and gunner sights for Badger combat vehicles. “This is a key contract for our business,... 

Badger serial local manufacturing to start within 24 months 

By: Leandi Kolver     19th June 2014 Serial local manufacturing of State-owned defence group Denel Land Systems’ (DLS’) Badger infantry combat vehicle was expected to start within the next 24 months, with operational testing and evaluation progressing as planned, DLS CEO Stephan Burger said on Thursday. In late 2013, Armscor placed... 

MoU signings mark advance of SA programme for Malaysia

By: Keith Campbell     7th March 2014 Three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between South African and Malaysian companies at the Malaysian High Commission in Pretoria on Friday. These MoUs are part of the indirect offsets programme South Africa is providing in return for Malaysia’s order for armoured vehicle turrets... 

MoU signings mark development of SA offset programme for Malaysia

By: Keith Campbell     21st February 2014 Three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between South African and Malaysian companies at the Malaysian High Commission in Pretoria on Friday. These MoUs are part of the indirect offsets programme South Africa is providing in return for Malaysia’s order for armoured vehicle turrets... 

Denel

     21st February 2014 Denel is a State-owned company (SOC) that provides innovative defence, security, aerospace and related technology solutions as a strategic partner for the South African National Defence Force as well as selected clients in global markets. The group’s capabilities include defence, aerospace and... 

Local company develops improved version of mine-protected ambulance

By: Keith Campbell     13th December 2013 Denel Land Systems’ (DLS) Mechem division is successfully marketing the latest version of its highly regarded Casspir mine-protected vehicle, the Casspir NG2000 series wide body ambulance. As its description says, this has a notably wider body than standard Casspirs, including previous Casspir... 

South African group boosted by overseas, local contracts for bombs and armoured vehicles

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2013 A joint venture (JV) company created by South Africa’s Denel defence industrial group and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) group Tawazun has won a R5-billion contract for precision guided munition (PGM) systems for the UAE Air Force. The JV is Tawazun Dynamics and it is based in the UAE where it... 

The importance of the Badger armoured vehicle contract for the SA defence industry 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2013 Just under two months ago the production order for the Denel Badger infantry fighting vehicle was activated by the South African Department of Defence. Now, Denel Land Systems has briefed the media on the programme. 

SA defence company highlights importance of local armoured vehicle contract

By: Keith Campbell     19th November 2013 Denel Land Systems (DLS) CEO Stephan Burger has hailed the contract for the Badger infantry fighting vehicle for the South African Army (under Project Hoefyster) as "really the most significant defence contract ever signed with a South African defence company". He was briefing the media at the... 

Denel unveils two new South African weapons at London exhibition

By: Keith Campbell     20th September 2013 South African defence company Denel Land Systems (DLS), part of the State-owned Denel group, publicly unveilled two new products at the 2013 Defence and Security Equipment International (DESI) exhibition at the Excel Centre in London recently. The new products are the M10 60 mm breech loading... 

Denel to present two new SA weapons at London exhibition

By: Keith Campbell     4th September 2013 South African defence company Denel Land Systems (DLS), part of the State-owned Denel group, will publicly unveil two new products at the 2013 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition at the Excel Centre in London next week. The new products are the M10 60 mm breech loading... 

Denel group wants key role in building defence industry and advanced manufacturing

By: Keith Campbell     23rd August 2013 Defence industrial group Denel can play a central role in rebuilding the South African defence industry, argues group CEO Riaz Saloojee. “We’re agile. Because we’re State-owned, we can play a key role in the development of defence and play a key role in empowering the supply chain.”  

SA urgently needs to re-equip its ground forces for African missions

By: Keith Campbell     2nd August 2013 Given the current, and likely future, strategic circumstances in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa must re-equip its Special Forces and acquire air transportable light armoured vehicles for its army, argues defence analyst Helmoed Heitman. (In South Africa, the Special Forces are considered to be... 

Defence Department wants stronger SA defence industry and more local content

By: Keith Campbell     12th July 2013 The importance to South Africa of the country’s defence industry was recently asserted by the Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans, Dr Sam Gulube. “South Africa requires an effective defence capability which includes an effective defence industry,” he said. (In South Africa, the Secretary... 

Defence seeks new aircraft, army systems and more industry input 

By: Keith Campbell     7th June 2013 The South African Air Force (SAAF) will acquire one or more new “VVIP” aircraft during the current financial year. And a number of acquisition programmes for the army will be pushed forward. The Department of Defence also wants to play a direct role in the restructuring of the local defence... 

Defence pushing army projects and seeking defence industry say

By: Keith Campbell     24th May 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 Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in... 

Budget cuts reduce industry’s capabilities, potential being eroded

By: Anine Kilian     22nd February 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 Helmoed Heitman. He adds that,... 

Denel adjusts strategy and structure as turnaround continues  

By: Keith Campbell     24th August 2012 In July, South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced it had made a small profit of R41-million during the 2011/2012 financial year (FY – which ended on March 31). This was the second year in which the group reported a profit, but, encouragingly for the group’s management,... 

Denel adjusts strategy and structure as turnaround continues

By: Keith Campbell     24th August 2012 In July, South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel announced it had made a small profit of R41-million during the 2011/2012 financial year (FY – which ended on March 31). 

Denel lands record R3.5bn export deal

By: Keith Campbell     10th July 2012 South Africa’s State-owned Denel industrial group on Tuesday announced its biggest ever export contract, a €340-million (R3.5-billion) deal with the Malaysian Army. The contract covers the supply of crewed and remotely-operated turrets and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to be fitted to... 

Jan Hugo Precision Engineering

     18th May 2012 Gauteng-based machining company Jan Hugo Precision Engineering specialises in computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling, CNC turning and CNC wire eroding for small and large batches in a wide range of materials to produce a variety of components. 

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