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Defence & Aerospace

SA defence company partners Saudi Arabian counterpart in new factory

By: Keith Campbell     22nd April 2016 South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has helped set up a munitions manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia in a venture with that country’s Military Industries Corporation (MIC), the Saudi Press Agency has reported. According to MIC head Mohammad Almadhi the establishment of... 

Opposition calls arms deal report a predictable whitewash

By: News24Wire      21st April 2016 The Seriti commission’s finding that there was no evidence of government corruption in the 1999 arms deal amounted to a predictable but disappointing whitewash, opposition politicians said on Thursday after President Jacob Zuma made it public in a televised address. Zuma said the commission found... 

Opposition calls arms deal report a predictable whitewash

Denel to sign two landmark agreements with Malaysia counterparts

By: Samantha Herbst     20th April 2016  State-owned defence industrial group Denel will be signing two landmark agreements with counterparts in the Malaysian industry during this week’s Defence Asia Exhibition – DSA2016 – in Kuala Lumpur.   The agreements formed part of the offset arrangements contained in the 2012 contract to supply... 

Denel to sign two landmark agreements with Malaysia counterparts
Denel acting CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe

Brazilian side of joint A-Darter missile programme hit by serious budget cuts

By: Keith Campbell     15th April 2016 The Brazilian side of the joint South African/Brazilian A-Darter missile development programme has been significantly affected by severe emergency budget cuts that have taken place in the South American country. The A-Darter is a fifth-generation infrared (IR) homing air-to-air missile (AAM).... 

Denel says it seeks to resolve 'misunderstandings' with National Treasury

By: Keith Campbell     14th April 2016 State-owned defence industrial group Denel issued a press release on Thursday stating that it will continue to discuss with National Treasury the issue of its joint venture with private sector South Africa company VR Laser, to create a Hong Kong-based company to be called Denel Asia, to resolve... 

Denel says it seeks to resolve 'misunderstandings' with National Treasury
Photo by Duane Daws
Denel acting CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe

Lockheed Martin suggests possible offsets should South Africa buy its C-130J aircraft

By: Keith Campbell     13th April 2016 Major US aerospace and defence group Lockheed Martin believes that the ability of its C-130J Hercules II military airlifter to be reconfigured for other missions by use of palletised roll-on roll-off systems opens the way to significant South African industrial participation, should the South... 

Lockheed Martin suggests possible offsets should South Africa buy its C-130J aircraft
Photo by Lockheed Martin
A C-130J of the Tunisian Air Force

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

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

SA company helps set up defence plant in Saudi Arabia

By: Keith Campbell     7th April 2016 South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has helped set up a munitions manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia in a venture with that country’s Military Industries Corporation (MIC), the Saudi Press Agency has reported. According to MIC head Mohammad Almadhi the establishment of... 

SA company helps set up defence plant in Saudi Arabia
Photo by Denel
A range of RDM 60 mm and 81 mm mortar bombs

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... 

Casspir sheds apartheid notoriety
Casspir sheds apartheid notoriety

Minister explains why Denel suspended execs

By: News24Wire      6th April 2016 The investigation into the conduct of three top officials of Denel suspended in September last year should be concluded by the end of June, said Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Wednesday. Addressing members of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Brown said the three... 

Minister explains why Denel suspended execs
Photo by Duane Daws
Rooivalk

We will not get involved in 'petty party politics' – SANDF

By: News24Wire      5th April 2016 The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Monday said it refused to get involved in petty party politics. This followed calls by the members of the South African National Defence Union (Sandu) for lawful means to be used to remove President Jacob Zuma from office as it believed he was... 

 We will not get involved in 'petty party politics' – SANDF

Airline industry group joins European inquiry into aviation aftermarket support and services

By: Keith Campbell     24th March 2016 The European Commission’s (EC’s) investigation into allegations that aviation original-equipment manufactures (OEMs) have abused their dominant market positions has been joined, in the role of a complainant, by the International Air Transport Association (Iata). The association announced this on... 

Airline industry group joins European inquiry into aviation aftermarket support and services
Photo by IATA
Tony Tyler

Minister Sisulu refutes EFF Gupta deal claims

By: African News Agency      22nd March 2016 Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Tuesday denied claims by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that she was moved from the defence department to her present post as minister of human settlements after she allegedly refused to lease aircraft from the controversial Gupta family. “The... 

Minister Sisulu refutes EFF Gupta deal claims
Lindiwe Sisulu

New body for South African defence industry launched

By: Keith Campbell     18th March 2016 South Africa’s National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) was formally launched by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula on March 3. “Today marks an historic day in the existence of the South African Defence Industry and its relationship with the South African government... 

New defence industry council to develop strategy for sector this year

By: Keith Campbell     18th March 2016 The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) should have its strategy for the sector completed by the last day of November, Defence Secretary Dr Sam Gulube has affirmed. He was speaking at the official launch of the Council. This strategy will be the result of the efforts of a number of... 

Saab Grintek Defence to provide South African Navy with TactiCall system 

By: Samantha Herbst     15th March 2016 South African defence and security company Saab Grintek Defence (SGD), the local subsidiary of Swedish aerospace and defence group Saab, has been awarded a contract by Armscor’s Institute for Maritime Technology for a TactiCall integrated communications system, which will be used to enhance the... 

Saab Grintek Defence to provide South African Navy with TactiCall system

Boeing, Paramount Group to collaborate on light multirole aircraft

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2016 Aerospace group Boeing and South African privately owned defence and aerospace firm Paramount Group have expanded their 2014 agreement to cooperate on an advanced mission system for a variant of the Advanced, High Performance, Reconnaissance, Light Aircraft (Ahrlac).  The high-wing, two-seat... 

Boeing, Paramount Group to collaborate on light multirole aircraft

Kruger National Park tests drones in fight against poaching

By: African News Agency      7th March 2016 The Kruger National Park and various partners have invested R16 million in drone technology that is able to detect poachers on their grounds. CEO of Unmannd Ariel Vehicle and Drone Solutions, Otto Werdmuller Von Elgg on Sunday said: “Over the next 12 months we will be evaluating the effectiveness... 

Kruger National Park tests drones in fight against poaching

New National Defence Industry Council to develop strategy for the sector during this year

By: Keith Campbell     3rd March 2016 The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) should have its strategy for the sector completed by the last day of November, Defence Secretary Dr Sam Gulube stated on Thursday. He was speaking at the official launch of the Council. This strategy will be the result of the efforts of a number of... 

New National Defence Industry Council to develop strategy for the sector during this year
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
Defence Secretary Dr Sam Gulube

South Africa launches new body for the local defence industry 

By: Keith Campbell     3rd March 2016 South Africa’s National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) was formally launched by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula on Thursday. “Today marks an historic day in the existence of the South African defence industry and its relationship with the South African government... 

South Africa launches new body for the local defence industry
Photo by SA Government
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula

SAAF aircraft crash lands near Air Force Base Langebaanweg

By: African News Agency      3rd March 2016 A South African Air Force (SAAF) Caravan aircraft crash landed on a private farm in the early hours of Thusrday while on a routine night flying exercise at Air Force Base Langebaanweg. “The pilots were recovered by the Base Rescue Capability. Both pilots sustained varying degrees of injuries and... 

Denel modifies Casspir to accommodate varying firepower needs

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th February 2016 State-owned aerospace and defence technology group Denel has modified its Casspir mine-protected vehicles to accommodate clients’ varying firepower requirements. Clients would be able to select the type and range of firepower that they required, which would serve as platforms for 81 mm mortar... 

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... 

Local rifle manufacturing multibeneficial for economy 

By: Bruce Montiea     19th February 2016 Precision rifles designer and manufacturer Truvelo believes that manufacturing its rifles locally encourages foreign currency influx and alleviates unemployment. “We contribute to job creation and skills development by offering training to our staff and, as the majority of our products are... 

Local rifle manufacturing  multibeneficial for economy
PRECISION Truvelo’s rifles are lightweight, adjustable and accurate

Military training ground cleared for housing development 

     19th February 2016 Demining and clearance company Mechem, which is part of defence products and solutions company Denel, was called in to inspect vacant land next to Loftus Gardens in Pretoria that has been earmarked for a new housing development. Denel acting group CE Zwelakhe Ntshepe says the land was used as a... 

Military training  ground cleared for housing development
Photo by Bloomberg
AVAILABLE RESOURCE The young people will undergo continuing basic demining training and will be added to the pool of skilled South African deminers which Mechem can call on for future international clearance missions

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... 

Simulator designer  begins delivery of SA Army combat vehicles
COMBAT READY The South African Army will use ThoroughTec Simulation’s Tactical Crew Training Simulators to maintain its conventional, mechanised warfare skills

Denel

By: Zandile Mavuso     19th February 2016 Established in April 1992, State-owned aerospace and defence technology group Denel continues to provide turnkey defence equipment solutions to its clients by designing, developing, integrating and supporting aerospace and defence technology. 

Denel

SA company working on armoured vehicle order for East African client

     19th February 2016 South African defence equipment and logistics company Twiga Services is building Mamba-class armoured personnel carrier vehicles for a client in East Africa. Twiga CEO Damien de Lange says the vehicles are due for completion by the end of the year. 

2015 intern programme benefited Denel Dynamics and its interns

By: Keith Campbell     18th February 2016 South African missile, unmanned air vehicle and space company Denel Dynamics held its annual intern project presentation at its main facility in Centurion, south of Pretoria, on Thursday. For some years now the company has designated young, newly recruited, engineers and technologists as interns... 

2015 intern programme benefited Denel Dynamics and its interns
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
Denel Dynamics’ Umkhonto naval surface-to-air missile

Denel grilled over Gupta-linked joint venture 

By: News24Wire      17th February 2016 Denel’s top management insisted on Wednesday that no law has been broken and that all its decisions and activities on the controversial VR Laser joint venture deal took place within the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Denel chairperson Daniel Mantsha told MPs in the Select Committee on... 

Denel grilled over Gupta-linked joint venture

Door still open to controversial Denel Gupta deal 

By: News24Wire      16th February 2016 A joint venture with Denel which has attracted controversy because of its links to the influential Gupta family is not yet a done deal, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Tuesday. “There are still other conditions to be met before final approval can be granted,” Colin Cruywagen,... 

Door still open to controversial Denel Gupta deal
Photo by Duane Daws
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown

Denel sets up new international joint venture in Asia

By: Keith Campbell     12th February 2016 South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group, Denel, has set up another international partnership, based in Hong Kong. This new subsidiary is Denel Asia and it is a joint venture (JV) with South African private sector company VR Laser.  

Discussions under way on Rooivalk attack helicopter upgrade

By: Keith Campbell     12th February 2016 South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is in advanced discussions with the Department of Defence and the South African Air Force (SAAF) for upgrading the latter’s Denel Aviation Rooivalk attack helicopters. The upgrade would increase the operational effectiveness of the... 

Solidarity calls on Public Protector to probe Gupta, Denel partnership

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th February 2016 Trade union Solidarity on Wednesday called on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel’s new joint venture (JV) Denel Asia’s link to the Gupta family. The JV, established in Hong Kong in partnership with South African private-sector... 

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... 

Tshwane Metro Police acquire armoured vehicles

Cooling technology for plastic injection launched

     5th February 2016 Technology and manufacturing solutions provider RocTool last month launched its RocTool Performance Cooling (RPC) unit to complement its induction heating process for plastic injection and composites processes. “This is in keeping with the work that has been done by RocTool systems and... 

Cooling technology for plastic injection launched
Photo by Bloomberg
TEMPERATURE CONTROL RocTool’s technology enables users to have better control over temperature changes and save valuable production time

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