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South Africa’s arms exports nearly doubled in 2023

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee’s (NCACC’s) 2023 annual report shows a massive rise in South African defence exports, which totalled R7.1 billion for...

AMD welcomes newly appointed defence ministry leadership

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The South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has welcomed the appointment of a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans along...

AAD organisers congratulate and welcome Motshekga as new defence minister

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The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition has extended its congratulations to Angie Motshekga on her recent appointment as the Minister of Defence and...

Paramount reveals new Mk III Mbombe 6 infantry combat vehicle variant

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Paramount has announced a series of new additions to its battle-proven Mbombe 6 Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV) to create the Mk III version, which...

Does the civilian armoured vehicle industry in South Africa have any regulation?

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Michael Broom, Sales and Marketing Manager at Armormax, and Nicol Louw, Business Development Director at SVI Engineering spoke to ProtectionWeb on regulations in the...

Canvas and Tent unveils new FAKDAS platoon field accommodation facility

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Redeployable Camp Systems SA (RCSSA) has launched its new FAKDAS field accommodation solution, providing a complete platoon based camping system and addressing the needs...

AMD calls on new defence minister to renew investment in South Africa’s defence capabilities

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In an open letter to a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the South African Aerospace Maritime, and Defence Industries Association (AMD) calls...

Bulletproof protection under one roof at SA Bullet Resistant Vehicle Co (SABRV)

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SA Bullet Resistant Vehicle Co, the trading name of Vehicle Security Glass Pty Ltd, has become a force in the armouring business. Darryl Franks is...

VF370 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer module proving itself in military ops – Etion

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Pretoria-based electronics company, Etion Create, a subsidiary of Reunert Applied Electronics, has now matured its VF370 3U OpenVPX Single Board Computer (SBC) module to...

An array of protective solutions

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Durban-based company Imperial Armour displayed an array of its well-known protection products at Securex 2024 last week, from the Armadillo anti-riot suit to an...

Call for Papers: AAD 2024 Conference seeks leading-edge defence presentations

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defenceWeb is pleased to announce the organisation of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2024 Conference, taking place from 18 to 20 September 2024....

AMD five-committee plan to boost SA defence industry

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In what is termed “an exciting development” the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) sets out the way forward for five committees...

GSV expands operations to meet growing demand for armoured vehicles

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In response to the escalating demand for armoured vehicles in South Africa, Global Specialised Vehicles (GSV) has relocated to a larger and more advanced...

Detecting fire to immediately douse the flames

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Pretoria-based ExploSpot Systems offers an exceptional and innovative solution to detect and suppress a fire in a vehicle or other confined spaces. Its autonomous...

ECM Technologies sheds light on the night vision gear trend in the private security...

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As criminals take advantage of the cover of darkness, especially during load shedding, more South African security guards want to “see before being seen.” Eric...

ProtectionWeb makes debut appearance at Securex 2024

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ProtectionWeb, a premier news website for the security industry, is thrilled to announce its inaugural public appearance at Securex 2024 at the Gallagher Convention...

SVI reveals new rapid-response hot hatch

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The scourge of cash-in-transit and other violent criminal attacks have prompted SVI Engineering to develop an armoured rapid-response vehicle for South Africa. This innovative solution,...

Organisers determined to host a bigger and better AAD

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The organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition are determined to bounce back from the post-Covid-19 slump and make AAD 2024 the...

AMD and SAAMDEC AGMs postponed due to post-election negotiations

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), together with its Export Council (SAAMDEC), are postponing their annual general meetings while the...

Milkor announced as Diamond Sponsor for AAD 2024 Conference

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Milkor, a leading name when it comes to defence solutions, is proud to announce it has secured the Diamond Sponsor position for the inaugural...

Pierce Manufacturing Advances Industry Standards with the Mavtech Group’s Tyre Pressure Control System (CTIS)

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A leader in fire emergency response vehicle innovation, Pierce Manufacturing is renowned for their industry-leading designs, technologies, and cutting-edge systems. Understanding the critical role...
Analytical chemistry practical at Protechnik.

Chemical weapons analytical course underway at Protechnik

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Starting today (Monday, 3 June) Armscor’s Protechnik Laboratories is hosting an analytical chemistry course on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Solar pole flip

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Every 11 or so years, the sun undergoes a change: its magnetic poles reverse. Like Earth, the sun has a magnetic North and a...

DSCT highlights contributions to maritime security and job creation

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is delivering three new Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) to the South African Navy (SAN) under Project Biro, and...

Modise foresees global engagement for South Africa’s defence industry at AAD 2024

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise maintains a thriving and technologically enhanced South African defence industry (SADI) is an important component of the...

RDM offering military veterans training

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is a company in the Defence Sector. It manages its BBBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) scorecard within the guidelines of...

Hensoldt taking part in AOC Europe

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Hensoldt is participating in the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Europe electronic warfare (EW) conference underway in Norway from 13-15 May, where it is...

Riaz Saloojee joins Incomar

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Aerospace and defence company Incomar, in addition to expanding its capabilities and adding new aircraft to its fleet, is also adding key personnel to...

AAD 2024 to feature energy, general aviation, and drone hubs

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The twelfth edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September this year will host several hubs to showcase the latest innovations...

Data analytics contract will see Armscor “powering up” financial data

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Armscor, the South African defence acquisition and project management agency residing in Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise’s portfolio, is reportedly now able...

Denel taking aim at south-east Asia

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State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel is in Kuala Lumpur this week where it is seeking buyers for products and services ranging from landward...

Sat-Com Introduces Afracal1-HF Military RF Amplifier: Enhancing Tactical Communications with Unrivaled Performance

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Windhoek, Namibia – 6 May 2024. Sat-Com (PTY) Ltd, a leading provider of cutting-edge military communication solutions, is proud to unveil its latest innovation,...

Hensoldt wins order for Quadome radar for UK Fleet Auxiliary ships

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Hensoldt South Africa’s new Quadome 3D surface and surveillance radar has been selected to equip the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s three new support ships. The...

Armscor issues 6×6 Land Cruiser tender for Special Forces

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Armscor has issued a tender for the development of modified 6x6 Land Cruiser vehicles for the South African Special Forces to enhance their firepower...

LS telcom South Africa leading the way in spectrum management excellence

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All spheres of the world we inhabit today are networked to a very high degree. This applies to industry, transportation, communication, mining, energy and...

Government assistance to Denel totalled R9 billion in five years

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Beleaguered State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel benefitted to the tune of R9 billion from National Treasury (NT) over the past five years at...

Progress, but no delivery date for Badger yet

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The 2012 delivery date originally set down for the SA Army to receive its new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), christened the Badger and given...

SA investment in advanced defence technology can safeguard soldiers’ lives – Saab

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The South African defence industry faces tough decisions amid continuous reductions in government funding for product acquisition and development, coupled with limited support for...

Massive personnel losses at Denel

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In the five-year period from the 2019/20 to 2023/24 financial terms, State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel saw staff numbers drop by just on...

Direct cost of fraud and corruption at Denel is over R4 million – Gordhan

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State-owned defence conglomerate Denel has suffered a direct loss of more than R4 million due to fraud and corruption over the last five years,...

UPDF, Norinco establishing UAV workshop in Uganda as defence indigenisation efforts continue

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Uganda is making great strides building up its local defence industry, ranging from armoured vehicle assembly to aircraft maintenance, with unmanned aerial vehicles now...

The MRAP bubble – Has it burst?

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A recent article in Business Day by Erika Gibson on the status of the SA defence industry provides some interesting food for thought. One...

ProtectionWeb launches as South Africa’s newest security sector news publication

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South Africa’s security sector is massive, employing nearly 3 million people, and the government’s peace and security budget stands at nearly R250 billion a...

Overdue Denel AGMs reprieved by Companies Tribunal

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Denel, under the leadership of a permanent chief executive for the first time in over three years, has been reprieved by the Companies Tribunal...

General aviation hub planned for AAD 2024

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For want of a better word, the “civilian” component of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) control and organising body in the form of...

Thumbs-up from AMD for DIRCO economic diplomacy initiative

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Looking back on 2023, the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (better and more widely known as AMD) in its first ever newsletter...

Paramount emerges victorious in Vrye Weekblad case

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Aerospace and defence company Paramount has won a Press Council case against the Vrye Weekblad after the Editor of that publication was found to...

Defence attaches get a taste of SVI’s capabilities

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SVI Engineering recently hosted a capability demonstration day for members of the military attache and advisory corps (MAAC), who were able to experience the...

Strategic changes coming at Denel, new CEO affirms

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Tsepo Monaheng, Denel’s first permanent chief executive in more than three years, appraised “valued stakeholders” via an 8 March communication of “important and strategic...

Analysis: Too soon to quit – Armscor tenders and SMME development

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“It is always too soon to quit”. This is a quote attributed to Norman Vincent Peale. I was starting to wonder if Armscor would...