Industry

Rheinmetall Denel Munition out in force at CSANDF Golf Day

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) showed its support for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Friday 10 November by taking up the titanium...

No weapons sales to Israel – Armscor

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Armscor has not supplied weapons to Israel or been part of joint projects with the Mediterranean country currently at war with Hamas in Gaza. The...

Paramount and Jatunapas lead the 4×4 combat vehicle charge in Thailand

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Paramount’s partnership with Thailand to produce the Mbombe 4 armoured vehicle in the Southeast Asian country is seeing tangible progress, with trials of the...

Financial and technical issues delay new SANDF equipment

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The latest Armscor annual report has revealed formidable hurdles faced by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in upgrading its equipment due to...

RDM acquires nitro-glycerine transport truck

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To ensure safe transport by road of nitro-glycerine and ethyl acetate, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has taken delivery of a brand new truck to...

Armscor Dockyard ups lagging quality

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While nowhere near as high-tech as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and radar, the provision of proper insulation for the thousands of kilometres of pipes...

Denel still financially distressed – Godongwana

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana singled out Denel, along with three other State-owned enterprises (SOEs), as being in poor financial health, with the Centurion-headquartered defence...

Hensoldt demos UAV, sensor solutions at local event

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Hensoldt South Africa has showcased its Astus unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Argos-8 compact gimbal and Bushbaby range of land-based imaging systems to guests at...

Call for Denel to appoint permanent CEO

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Two senior Democratic Alliance (DA) public representatives, whose shadow portfolios include troubled State-owned defence and technology group Denel, maintain priority number one should be...

SA Radar Interest Group readying for biennial conference

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The South African Radar Interest Group (SARIG) will early next month host its latest radar conference under the theme of “The Influence of Artificial...

Eight years on, still no new NCACC IT system

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For the past eight years, South Africa’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has been attempting to switch from a paper-based to a digital...

Denel has ‘stabilised’, but is its future secure?

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The Engineering News article “Denel seeking to rebuild itself after severe collapse” provides interesting reading. There have been no audited Denel financial statements released...

Allen-Vanguard to attend AAD 2024 as it keeps its sights set on the African...

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Having just concluded a successful DSEI exhibition in the United Kingdom, global electronic countermeasures (ECM) specialist Allen-Vanguard has confirmed its attendance at Africa Aerospace...

Saab supplying MAW 400 sensors to Hanwha Systems for Korean C-130H fleet protection

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Saab has secured a contract to supply its latest MAW 400 missile approach warning sensors for integration into Hanwha Systems’ self-protection system that will...

Paramount’s naval business pivots to international markets as local market conditions worsen

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Paramount Maritime Holdings will pivot to international markets after closing its Cape Town shipyards Nautic Africa and Veecraft, and move closer to its global...

Saab Grintek Defence-incubated electronics company marking 10-year anniversary

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Solve Direct Electronics (SDE), incubated on Saab Grintek Defence’s Centurion campus, is about to mark its ten-year anniversary, having been established in 2014. The black-owned...

Hensoldt technologies safeguard endangered toads

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Hensoldt has joined forces with Nature Connect, a non-profit organisation committed to preserving wildlife, on a project aimed at safeguarding the endangered western leopard...

Defence demos and security seminar coming to Pretoria West

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The eyes and ears of the wider South African defence and security sector will most likely be at Armscor’s Gerotek facility on Wednesday and...

Overberg Test Range struts its stuff

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The Denel Overberg Test Range (OTR) in the Western Cape hosted its ninth “show and tell” for the wider South African defence community in...

Huge international demand sees second World Defense Show sell out

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London, UK, 13 September: World Defense Show has announced that its exhibitor floorspace has completely sold out with five months to go before the...

Public Enterprises oversight committee commends Denel

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Khaya Magaxa, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises chair, welcomed progress made by Denel with its turnaround strategy. In a statement issued post a presentation...

AAD 2024 launched in London

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With just over a year before the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2024 exhibition opens for business in South Africa, the largest and longest...

SA arms exports to Poland on hold, not denied – NCACC

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South Africa’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has not blocked arms exports to Poland, but placed them on hold – however, it is...

Denel says it is making progress with its turnaround strategy

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Denel is forging partnerships with the UAE, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, selling assets and restarting production as it continues to implement its turnaround strategy. Interim...

South African companies aim to shine at DSEI 2023

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South Africa's aerospace and defence industry is gearing up for the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show in the United Kingdom, with...

Milkor showcasing its products at DSEI 2023 as it continues its European expansion

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Having just established a new office in Poland, Milkor is further cementing its position in the European market by taking part in the 24th...

SA arms exports up in first half of 2023

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If current trends continue, South Africa is set to export far more military hardware and munitions this year than last, as exports in the...

Investing in innovation

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Aerospace and defense companies are investing in research centers to explore and exploit new technologies, but also look to start ups and entrepreneurs for...

Alkantpan hosts successful Denel capability demo

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Proof Denel can still make the grade came at Armscor’s Alkantpan test range last month with pride of place going to a VLAP (velocity...

Product specific Armscor tender documentation not unheard of

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Armscor going as far as being product specific in tender documentation is not out of the ordinary when these are destined for “scientific research”...

Reutech announces ‘new dawn’ in HF radio communications

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Reutech Communications has introduced a novel method of using legacy technology to create a ‘resilient’ or reliable radio network capable of not only sending...

No prosecution over 2018 Rheinmetall Denel Munition explosion

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The Western Cape’s Director of Public Prosecutions has decided not to prosecute over the fatal 3 September 2018 explosion at Rheinmetall Denel Munitions’ (RDM’s)...

Pulling the South African defence industry out of the mud

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The recent Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Defence and Security conference provided an interesting outlook on an alternate future for the defence and security...

Milkor establishes Polish division, signs MoU with Germany’s AeroData

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Milkor Polska, the newest addition to the Milkor Group, has kicked off its operations in Poland by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

Is Morocco Israel’s next defence Eldorado?

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On 17 July, Israel officially recognized Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara. This recognition is another sign of the growing ties between the...

Public-private partnership a feasible solution for SANDF simulation training

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) does not use much of its simulation training systems at present due to budget constraints, but this...

New top management for Saab Grintek Defence

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Saab has appointed Jan Widerström as the new President and Managing Director of Saab Grintek Defence. He arrived in South Africa in November 2022, and...

Potential PPP options for the SANDF

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Next week’s Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Defence and Security conference is going to explore the potential for expanding South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Denel unwanted asset sale realises R36 million

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During Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s  four-and-a-half year tenure, to date State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel has sold assets valued at R15.6 million...

Armiger launches new online learning platform to empower military veterans

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South African training and simulation solutions provider Armiger has launched a new online learning platform explicitly tailored to empower and support the educational needs...

Leaders and experts converging to explore public-private partnerships in defence and security

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Some of the top minds in the South African defence and security sector will descend on Pretoria in two weeks’ time to see how...

Russia highlights arms contracts and defence industry cooperation with Africa

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Coinciding with the Russia-Africa summit in St Petersburg last week, Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has highlighted the joint projects and weapons sales...

Call for Ministerial inquiry at Armscor

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Barely four weeks after an Armscor board meeting cleared its chief executive of wrongdoing, it appears all is not above board at the State-owned...

Defence Minister and SANDF Chief at IDEF

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South Africa was one of 53 countries exhibiting at this week’s International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul, Turkey with the top two in...

Growing high-profile lineup for inaugural public-private partnership in defence conference

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With the inaugural Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Defence and Security Sector conference just three weeks away, the number of confirmed keynote speakers is...

Big Rosoboronexport presence at upcoming Russia-Africa Summit

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Russian state arms export company Rosoboronexport will be displaying a wide range of military equipment at the upcoming Russia-Africa Summit to be held in...

Ammunition and electronic systems dominate SA’s 2022 defence exports

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Ammunition and electronic systems accounted for the majority of South African defence exports last year, according to the latest National Conventional Arms Control Committee...

CSIR’s simulation systems enhance electronic warfare training, research and development

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed numerous cutting-edge simulation systems for electronic warfare training, research and development, and many of...
Analytical chemistry practical at Protechnik.

Protechnik hosts Chemical Weapons Convention analytical chemistry course

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Centurion’s Highveld Techno-Park was the venue for an important analytical chemistry course in line with strengthening implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Held at Armscor’s...

PPP in defence not without its challenges

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Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) can supply prime mission equipment to improve defence capabilities through value-for-money solutions. PPPs have proven benefits offering the advantage of transferring risk...