Tellumat wins R41m air force extension


The technology company`s SAAF contract is renewed for another five years.

Tellumat Defence has been awarded a R41 million tender by the South African Air Force (SAAF). The five-year deal marks an extension of its contract to provide maintenance services for the AR-3D air defence radar.

Tellumat Defence is the defence technology unit of the Tellumat Group and has been servicing the system for over 10 years.

“This extension shows the air force is happy with the service we`ve been providing,” says Colin Meintjes, managing executive at Tellumat Defence. “I think our radar expertise and competitive solutions put us ahead of any competitors.”

In terms of the deal, Tellumat will provide a repair service at its resident depot at a Pretoria air base, call-out repairs to fixed and mobile air force sites, and re-design and fitment of system components.

The contract also sets out service requirements, which will see Tellumat provide training on the system, support with fault repairs and assistance with materials procurement.

“We have established a relationship over the years with the air force – which is really a partnership – and this new contract shows how far our relationship has come,” said Meintjies.

With three static and one mobile SAAF site, Tellumat will drive call-out personnel to meet its service obligations.

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