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Congo re-exported ammunition to Zimbabwe: UN experts

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Two wire services are reporting that the Zimbabwean government may in August have received 50 metric tons of Chinese ammunition via Sudan...

OMC lands repeat Swedish order

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BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa has secured a follow-on €18 million order from Sweden for 60 RG32M vehicles.    Sweden has previously purchased...

18 out of 20 for DIP – defence department

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The Ministry of Defence says is Defence Industrial Participation (DIP) portfolio is largely discharged with credits to the value of R18 294...

Arms transfers to conflict zones continue

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says the flow of arms from recognised producers to conflict zones continues unabated. The think tank's...

Construction sector can do more to curb carbon emissions — UN report

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Energy use in buildings accounts for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, but the huge potential of the construction sector to combat climate...

World military expenditure still climbing: SIPRI

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says global defence expenditure is still climbing and reached an estimated US$1 339 billion in...

Scorpions raids BAE Systems and SA consultants

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The investigative arm of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has raided the Centurion offices of BAE Systems as well as well...

Reutech does well in Reunert results

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Reutech, the defence division of listed electronics conglomerate Reunert, has met CEO Gerrit "Boel" Pretorius' expectations for the financial year to 30...

Fulcrum Defence Systems now an accredited MILAN ADT firing post laboratory

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Fulcrum Defence System (FDS) has been accredited by MBDA Germany (LFK) as the South African manufacturing, maintenance and support laboratory for the...

Denel penalised

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Denel, the state arsenal, says it faces penalties following from the cancellation of a contract awarded to it eight years ago.  Its latest...

Soldier systems and naval modernisation pushing electro optical system sales: report

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Defence and aerospace research company Forecast International says an estimated US$8.4 billion will be spent on 28 major land- and sea-based electro-optical...

Forecast International: US defence spending to remain strong under Obama

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US defence and aerospace market intelligence and analysis company Forecast International says it expects American defence spending to slow under President-elect Barack...

Denel to aggressively re-enter MPV market

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Denel subsidiary Mechem is to re-enter the mine-protected vehicle market after concentrating on demining in recent years.    Denel says in its most recent...

CSIR expert participates in humanitarian demining research workshop

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South Africa is sharing its expertise in humanitarian demining and a subject expert from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research recently...

Seacom cometh

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Construction of a $650 million 1.2 terabit fibre undersea fibre optic cable along the east coast of Africa that could change the telecommunications...

Ansys “underperforms” in six-months-to-August

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AltX-listed defence and transport technology company Ansys has confirmed that delays in the issuing and adjudication of a number of major tenders...

US, Zimbabwe vote against Arms Trade Treaty

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The United States and Zimbabwe bucked the trend on Friday by voting down a resolution in favour of Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)...

Much work and money required to keep Denel a going concern

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Loss-making state arsenal Denel says its ability to continue as a going concern in the long-term is dependent on it receiving R1.7...

CSIR satellite launch supports climb to “unprecedented” 17 for 2008

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research says its tracking, telemetry and command (TT&C) group at its Satellite Applications Centre has so...

CSIR develops new laser welding method developed for Denel rocket motor casings

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Denel and the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research's National Laser Centre are collaborating on the use of laser welding in the...

SA to back arms treaty

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South Africa will later today vote in favour of a treaty that will seek to control the flow of arms and regulate...

Ansys to post half-year loss

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Alt X-listed specialised defence and railway electronics company Ansys is to post a loss next month for the six months to 31...

Denel Saab Aerostructures on cusp of Airbus success

Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA), the 80:20 joint venture between SA's state arsenal and the Swedish defence giant, is in negotiations to finalise...

Crisis knows no boundaries

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Press Release Helena Lindberg, director general of the Swedish Emergency Management Agency says: "When things go wrong, it is very important that everyone...

DA brands Denel a cash-guzzling state-owned enterprises

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Democratic Alliance public enterprises spokesman Manie van Dyk has labelled the loss-making state owned arms company Denel a "cash-guzzling" parastatal and called...

Tutu endorses anti-arms treaty

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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is calling on all member states of the United Nations to "end the slaughter" caused by the...

Tellumat to distribute SWE-DISH mobile broadband satellite system

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Tellumat Defence has been named its sub-Saharan African distributor of SWE-DISH Satellite Systems' "Suitcase CCT120" portable satellite communication system. SWE-DISH business development director...

Russia faces tough Chinese competition in the African arms market: report

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Russia is facing stiff competition from China and perhaps also from the Ukraine, India and Pakistan as well as western European states in providing...

ICP rolling out the Reva V

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Integrated Convoy Protection (ICP) has brought to market the Reva V mine resistant armour protected (MRAP) personnel carrier. The vehicle is the...

NPA drops Thales charges

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has provisionally withdrawn charges of racketeering, corruption and money-laundering against two SA subsidiaries of global defence and...

AAD a success

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The Africa Aerospace and Defence 2008 exhibition held in Cape Town last month "exceeded all expectations and turned out to be a...

Britain courts SA defence companies

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The UK wants SA companies to bid for work on British defence contracts and projects, says the UKTI Defence & Security Organisation's...

Competition Tribunal OKs BAES’ IST buy

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The Competition Tribunal has approved the acquisition of IST Dynamics by BAE Systems Land Systems. The Government Gazette says the Tribunal approved what it...

Denel appoints Group CEO

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Talib Sadik has been appointed Group CEO of the state-owned Denel defence group. He has been acting in that capacity since 1 June, when he replaced...

Gear Ratio shows transfer case

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The RGR17T transfer case was developed for increased requirements for heavier armoured vehicles.BAE Systems` Land Systems Gear Ratio displayed its latest driveline...

Paramount expands APC offering

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The Maverick internal security vehicle joins the Matador and Marauder.The Paramount Group has expanded its armoured personnel carrier range to three, with...

ATE plans BEE deal

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The aerospace company will sell a significant share in the company.Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE), the aerospace company, plans to sell a...

Defence, aerospace push R&D

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Defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota highlights the role of SA`s defence and aerospace industry as a driver of R&D.The hi-tech defence and aerospace...

BAE Systems scores Dubai deal

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The Dubai Police will take delivery of ten RG12 Mk4 armoured personnel carriers.BAE Systems has secured a contract for ten RG12 Mk4...

Defence, aerospace decry skills shortage

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Companies are struggling to meet contractual obligations, says Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries Association.SA`s defence and aerospace manufacturers are suffering from a...

Quazal selects IBM

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In this World Wide Wrap: Quazal selects IBM, BAE advances airborne networking, and Alcatel-Lucent wins contract. Quazal selects IBMQuazal Technologies, a provider...

BAE Systems completes IST merger

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IST Dynamics now becomes BAES Land Systems Dynamics.Global defence and aerospace multinational BAE Systems (BAES) has completed the integration of the former...

New SAP system to revolutionise Denel`s reporting procedures

Satreno will consolidate Denel`s administration processes and install an integrated financial reporting system.Pretoria-based SAP services specialist Satreno has been awarded a major...

Saab wins multimillion ‘Legend` contract

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The company is finally awarded the protracted command and control ICT contract.Saab Systems SA has been awarded a contract in excess of...

ATE batting for global business

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The local aviation-ware company is on the cusp of success with a new IT update for old aircraft.An SA-developed Avionics and Weapons...

Saab SA appoints new CEO

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The company consolidates its local operations under one roof.Saab, the unlisted R1.5 billion turnover telecommunications and defence company, has appointed Riaz Salojee...

Saab concludes R95m defence BEE deal

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A former KZN law professor and director-general leads Saab Grintek Defence`s new BEE consortium.Saab Grintek Defence has concluded a R95 million black...

SIA wins orders in Botswana

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The BEE airports technology company gains two orders in Botswana.SIA Solutions, a BEE airports and aviation technology company, has won a multimillion-rand...

Poynting heads for AltX

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The listing enables the company to take advantage of significant business opportunities.Poynting Antennas is listing on the AltX on 9 July, in...

Airline Sita posts profit

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The airline industry`s house IT company posts solid results as rising fuel prices decimate airlines.The Airline IT Society (Sita), which is owned...

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