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Defence & Aerospace

DTI reiterates Aerosud presence at CAV

By: SANews, SA government news service     22nd September 2015 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reiterated that Aerosud occupies a building in the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV). “Assertions by the Democratic Alliance that this is not the case are baseless,” said the DTI on Monday. This as it was reported that the chairman of the privately... 

CSIR test-flies aircraft pod intended as flying laboratory 

By: Keith Campbell     17th September 2015 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced on Thursday that its new Inundu airborne electronics testing, evaluation and training pod had made its first test flight on September 10. The successful flight was undertaken from Lanseria International Airport, north-west of... 

CSIR test-flies aircraft pod intended as flying laboratory
Photo by Matthias Kabel
A preserved Hunter T.68, in Swiss Air Force colours

Over R90m spent on Centurion Aerospace Village but nothing on site – DA 

By: African News Agency      17th September 2015 More than R90-million had been spent on the Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV), launched in 2008, but there is neither any commercial activity nor any of the around 1 000 jobs promised, Democratic Alliance MP Patrick Atkinson said on Thursday. “I first became aware of the CAV after a parliamentary... 

Over R90m spent on Centurion Aerospace Village but nothing on site – DA

SA’s Paramount defence group signs agreement with UK hovercraft company

By: Keith Campbell     17th September 2015 South African private-sector defence group Paramount signed a cooperative agreement with British hovercraft company Griffon Hoverwork in London on Wednesday. The aim of this new strategic partnership is to bring British hovercraft to sub-Saharan Africa and take South African naval products to... 

SA’s Paramount defence group signs agreement with UK hovercraft company
Photo by Griffon Hoverwork
A Griffon Hoverwork 2000TD hovercraft of the Peruvian Marines

Lockheed Martin argues its aircraft can meet three SAAF needs 

By: Keith Campbell     11th September 2015 US aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin believes that its latest-generation C-130J Hercules (referred to as the Super Hercules by the company) can meet three different South African defence needs, identified by the country’s 2014 Defence Review. These missions are airlift, air-to-air... 

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... 

Denel unit targeting big revenue uplift as part of five-year restructuring plan

By: Keith Campbell     4th September 2015 South African guided weapons, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) and space company Denel Dynamics plans to increase its revenues to more than R2-billion within five years. This was reported by company CEO Tsepo Monaheng at its annual "Show and Tell" briefing in Centurion, just south of Pretoria. In the... 

Denel unit targeting big revenue uplift as part of  five-year restructuring plan

Reconnaissance aircraft poised for commercial production

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th August 2015 Having celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft’s (Ahrlac’s) first flight in July, South Africa-based defence solutions business Paramount Group says it will soon be able to set/finalise the aircraft’s specifications to move into... 

Reconnaissance aircraft poised  for commercial production
EN ROUTE Paramount Group aims to produce between 10 and 15 Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft a year at its new production facility

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector research report 

     24th August 2015 Creamer Media’s Defence 2015 report examines key developments in South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on key participants, and innovations and diversification in the sector, local and export demand, and the outlook for South Africa’s defence industry in light of current levels... 

Creamer Media publishes Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector research report

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... 

New Denel business, Denel Vehicle Systems, reports new contract
Photo by Duane Daws
RG32

Denel breaks into the world defence industry’s Top 100

By: Keith Campbell     21st August 2015 Leading US – indeed, international – defence publication Defense News has ranked South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel as the second largest defence manufacturer in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the top 100 in the world, in terms of revenues obtained in 2014. Denel ranks... 

Denel wants to develop information warfare capabilities

By: Keith Campbell     21st August 2015 A key priority for South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel is to develop its capabilities in what is known, in defence jargon, as C4ISTAR – command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance. “With regard to information... 

South African antenna company now established in US market

By: Keith Campbell     21st August 2015 Specialist South African company Alaris Holdings has completed its take-over of US business Antenna Research Associates (ARA). The deal was originally announced in February. Alaris Holdings was previously known as Poynting Holdings and is listed on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. It... 

Defence sector supportive of SMMEs, localisation underestimated, argues industry body

By: Natalie Greve     19th August 2015 As government continues to promote localisation and support for small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) through various incentive schemes and overhauled procurement legislation, the local defence industry argues that its contribution to propping up local industry often remains under... 

Defence sector supportive of SMMEs, localisation underestimated, argues industry body
Photo by Duane Daws
AMD executive director Simphiwe Hamilton

Denel breaks into the world defence industry’s Top 100

By: Keith Campbell     11th August 2015 Leading US – indeed, international – defence publication Defense News has ranked South Africa’s State-owned defence industrial group Denel as the second largest defence manufacturer in the southern hemisphere and one of the top 100 in the world, in terms of revenues obtained in 2014. Denel ranks... 

Denel breaks into the world defence industry’s Top 100
Photo by Duane Daws/Creamer Media
Denel Group CEO Riaz Saloojee

New course being charted for defence acquisition agency as marketplace shifts 

By: Keith Campbell     7th August 2015 South Africa’s defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. “We’re looking into restructuring Armscor,” reports new... 

New course being charted for defence acquisition agency as marketplace shifts

Development of a Rooivalk Mark 2 attack helicopter under consideration

By: Keith Campbell     7th August 2015 The country's State-owned defence industrial group Denel hopes that the Department of Defence and the South African National Defence Force will give a favorable response to the proposed "future roadmap" for Denel's Rooivalk attack helicopter. This was stated by group CEO Riaz Saloojee at the... 

New course being charted for defence acquisition agency as marketplace shifts

By: Keith Campbell     7th August 2015 South Africa's defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. "We're looking into restructuring Armscor," reports new... 

New course being charted for defence acquisition agency as marketplace shifts

State-owned defence group says order book stands at R35bn

By: Keith Campbell     7th August 2015 South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has reported that it had enjoyed a most successful financial year during 2014/2015. "This has been another really good year for us," enthused Group CEO Riaz  Saloojee. "This year under review was a remarkable one for us. We've grown... 

New course charted for Armscor 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th August 2015 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about Armscor's reorganisation plans. 

New course charted for Armscor
New course charted for Armscor

Business leaders join call to ban robotic soldiers 

By: African News Agency      28th July 2015 The heads of leading technology companies will on Tuesday join the cosmologist Stephen Hawking, the cognitive scientist Noam Chomski and a host of the world’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics researchers in calling for an international ban on the development of autonomous... 

Business leaders join call to ban robotic soldiers
Photo by Reuters
Tesla CE Elon Musk

Brown rotates Denel board

By: Natalie Greve     24th July 2015 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has, following Cabinet approval, rotated the board of State-owned aerospace and defence technology conglomerate Denel. Brown appointed Daniel Mantsha – an attorney with experience in corporate finance, transactional advising, business management, commercial... 

Brown rotates Denel board

Denel's ever-improving results 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2015 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about Denel's 2015 financial year results and its future plans for the Rooivalk helicopter. 

Denel's ever-improving results
Denel's ever-improving results

SA defence group protects key technologies and supports country

By: Keith Campbell     23rd July 2015 Local defence industrial group Denel regards the its most important mandate as being the retention of key defence industrial and technological capabilities in the country. "The most critical one [mandate] is the maintenance and support of sovereign strategic industrial capabilities," Denel Group... 

SA defence group protects key technologies and supports country

New generation Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter under consideration 

By: Keith Campbell     23rd July 2015 The country's State-owned defence industrial group Denel hopes that the Department of Defence and the South African National Defence Force will give a favourable response to the proposed "future roadmap" for Denel's Rooivalk attack helicopter. This was stated by group CEO Riaz Saloojee at a media... 

New generation Denel Rooivalk attack helicopter under consideration

Denel continues to deliver ever-improving results

By: Keith Campbell     23rd July 2015 South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel on Thursday reported that it had enjoyed a most successful financial year during 2014/2015. "This has been another really good year for us," enthused Group CEO Riaz  Saloojee. "This year under review was a remarkable one for us. We've grown... 

Denel continues to deliver ever-improving results
Photo by Duane Daws
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee

African countries need to collaborate in the defence sector

By: Keith Campbell     17th July 2015 African countries should cooperate more in defence, including defence technology and the defence industry, in order to strengthen the continent's sovereignty, peace and development. So argued South African Defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development agency Armscor board chairman,... 

SA protection system for armoured vehicles getting global attention

By: Keith Campbell     17th July 2015 South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence is receiving a lot of interest from around the world in the latest version of its armoured vehicle Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) 50, the Mark (Mk) 2. "We've received a lot of Requests for Proposals," reports company Product Manager: Land... 

Denel Dynamics seeks strong revenue growth and stronger SA supply chain

By: Keith Campbell     10th July 2015 South African guided weapons, unmanned air vehicles and space company Denel Dynamics plans to increase its revenue to more than R2-billion within five years. This was reported by company CEO Tsepo Monaheng at its annual "Show and Tell" briefing in Centurion, just south of Pretoria, on Friday. In... 

Denel Dynamics seeks strong revenue growth and stronger SA supply chain
Photo by Keith Campbell
Denel Dynamics Marlin long-range missile

More South Africans want to understand radar technology

By: Keith Campbell     10th July 2015 There has been a strong increase in interest in radar technology among South African engineers and organisations over the past year or so. This has been demonstrated by greater than expected interest in radar education and training courses in the country this year – which happens to be the 75th... 

SA soft-kill system for armoured vehicles getting global attention 

By: Keith Campbell     7th July 2015 South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence is receiving a lot of interest from around the world in the latest version of its armoured vehicle Land Electronics Defence System (LEDS) 50, the Mark (Mk) 2. "We've received a lot of requests for proposals," reports company product manager: land... 

SA soft-kill system for armoured vehicles getting global attention
Photo by Keith Campbell
LEDS 50

African countries must collaborate in defence sector

By: Keith Campbell     6th July 2015 African countries should cooperate more in defence, including defence technology and the defence industry, in order to strengthen the continent's sovereignty, peace and development. So argued South African Defence acquisitions, disposals and research and development agency Armscor board... 

African countries must collaborate in defence sector

SA troops in Sudan feared the worst

By: News24Wire      17th June 2015 More than 800 terrified South African soldiers in Sudan feared the worst when their camp was surrounded by Sudanese troops. "In order to save lives, we would have to have surrendered if they stormed us. One battalion of soldiers without proper weapons could not fight against an entire country's... 

SA troops in Sudan feared the worst

Mapisa-Nqakula warns against ill-discipline in the army

By: African News Agency      12th June 2015 Acts of ill-discipline amongst members of the SA National Defence Force will not be tolerated, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said. “The military is a family unit, where in a war situation the duty to protect life doesn’t lie with you, but with your fellow soldier,” said Mapisa-Nqakula,... 

Mapisa-Nqakula warns against ill-discipline in the army
Photo by African News Agency
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula addressing 119 young graduates at the Drakensig Military Sport Complex in Limpopo

A400M crash: engine control unit problems confirmed

By: Keith Campbell     4th June 2015 More information has been released about the recent fatal crash of Airbus A400M MSN23. Airbus Defence and Space, part of the Airbus Group and manufacturer of the A400M military transport aircraft, as well as of other types, on Wednesday reported that it had issued an Accident Information... 

A400M crash: engine control unit problems confirmed

Defence Minister hopes defence budget will grow to 2% of GDP over time

By: Keith Campbell     29th May 2015 South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence budget comes to R44.5-billion,... 

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