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Local defence company and business school partner to give graduates workplace experience

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th August 2022 South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence (Saab Grintek), a subsidiary of Sweden’s Saab group, has partnered with the Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology (Sisekelo) to implement a programme to fast track the development of graduates through actual workplace experience. Known as... 

Saab’s first-ever Workplace Acceleration Programme to help SA graduates

16th August 2022 According to South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), the unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2022 was 63,9% for 15-24-year-olds and 42,1% for 25-34-year-olds. In addition, the survey shows that the unemployment rate increased by 6,9% to 22,4% for 25-34-year-old graduates in... 

BAE Systems hands first Typhoon fighter over to Qatar

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th August 2022 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems on Monday handed over the first of the Typhoon multirole fighters ordered by the Middle Eastern country of Qatar. The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) is acquiring 24 Typhoons. The aircraft was handed over to the QEAF at BAE Systems’... 

Amid energy crisis, EU plans to help gas-rich Mozambique boost security

By: Reuters     16th August 2022 The European Union (EU) is planning a five-fold increase in financial support to an African military mission in Mozambique, an internal EU document shows, as Islamist attacks threaten gas projects meant to reduce the EU's reliance on Russian energy. The energy squeeze due to the Ukraine war has... 

UK and Israeli groups combine to offer weapons detecting radar to British Army

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th August 2022 UK-based aerospace, defence and security group Babcock International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems, to jointly bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) SERPENS programme for the British Army. SERPENS is... 

Production costs soar at Rusal due to Russia-Ukraine conflict

By: Reuters     12th August 2022 Russian aluminium giant Rusal reported a 33% jump in first-half production costs on Friday, hit by a production halt at a refinery in Ukraine and Australia's ban on exports of alumina and bauxite to Russia. The world's largest aluminium producer outside China has been suffering these problems... 

Denel announces fresh turnaround strategy  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th August 2022 State-owned defence company Denel has announced it will institutionalise and implement a new turnaround plan to effect a self-sustaining business. The plan is particularly focused on streamlining the company, growing its order pipeline and accessing new revenue streams.  

Joint US-Norwegian jet-propelled artillery projectile successfully tested

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th August 2022 Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing and Norwegian defence and aerospace company Nammo have successfully test fired an artillery projectile powered by a ramjet. Announced on Tuesday, the test took place on June 28, at Norway’s Andøya Test Centre. A ramjet is a structurally simple form of... 

Liquid launches Africa’s first Cyber Security Fusion Centre

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th August 2022 Pan-African technology group Liquid Cyber Security has launched its first Cyber Security Fusion Centre in Johannesburg. The fusion centre, one of six planned across Africa, provides 24/7 managed cybersecurity detection and response services to mitigate the growing threat of cyberattacks against... 

Rolls-Royce reports recovery progressed 'well' during the first half of the year

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th August 2022 UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce released, on Thursday, its results for the first half of this year (1H22). It recorded statutory revenues of £5.6-billion during the period, up from the £5.159-billion accrued during the same period last year (1H21). Statutory... 

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