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New flagship for Libyan military

New flagship for Libyan militaryThe Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken delivery of the flagship Al-Karama (Dignity) offshore patrol vessel, the former Irish vessel Aisling.

If Rooivalk leaves the DRC, FIB morale and confidence will suffer – Mapisa-Nqakula

Rooivalk in the DR Congo“Should the Rooivalk be withdrawn, the Force Intervention Brigade’s (FIB) morale and confidence will be negatively impacted on,” is one aspect of how Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula sees the home-grown combat support helicopter’s role in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kazakhstan orders more Arlan vehicles from Paramount

Arlan armoured vehicles.Kazakhstan has ordered another batch of Arlan (Marauder) 4x4 armoured vehicles from the Paramount Group and its joint venture Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE).

Government urged to lead on defence industry support and funding

Government should lead in defence industry fundingMilitary analyst Helmoed Heitman is cautiously optimistic about the Defence Industry Fund (DIF) saying, on one hand, the defence industry has “real potential to deliver outstanding return on investment” with the rider that it could also “fade away” without more funding for the national defence force.

Denel still pushing ahead with SARA

A mockup of the SARA.Denel Aeronautics is still pursuing the Small African Regional Aircraft (SARA) and is hoping to proceed with the next phase of development, the design process.

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Company News

  • BRONCO II launched for USA
    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

  • defenceWeb launches new drone portal
    by defenceWeb, 7 May 2018

    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.