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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...

Rise in SA defence exports ‘miraculous’ – AMD

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South African defence exports for 2023 are set to greatly exceed those of the previous year – something the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries...

Toyota approves SVI’s Hilux armouring package, making it available through dealer network

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After rigorous testing and certification by Toyota engineers, Toyota South Africa Motors is now fully endorsing SVI Engineering’s Stopgun V2.0 armour package for the...

Safran and Afrimeasure strengthen ties with sensor production and maintenance

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French defence company Safran Electronics & Defence is forging closer ties with Afrimeasure, which specialises in electro-optical equipment. To this end, a number of Safran...

Hensoldt showcases new Quadome radar to SA Navy

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Hensoldt recently demonstrated its new Quadome 3D surface and surveillance radar to a South African Navy delegation, which got a chance to see the...

AAD exhibition space already half taken

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With just over six months before the AAD (Africa Aerospace and Defence) 2024 exhibition opens its doors for business at Air Force Base (AFB)...

Cable thieves push Armscor to generator power

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Armscor’s Erasmusrand building has been in the dark since last Thursday as a result of cable theft. The building, in addition to housing the State-owned...

Milkor showcasing advanced defence solutions at Dimdex 2024

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Milkor is presenting its latest military hardware at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex) this week, with the Milkor 380 unmanned...

Progress at Denel can be rewarded by access to National Treasury funding – Godongwana

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The new man at the helm of the State-owned defence and technology conglomerate Denel - Tsepo Monaheng - knows there will be no additional...

Armscor commercial activities growing

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In the light of continued decreasing defence spending by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government, Armscor will intensify its commercialisation strategy by building on a top...

Nigeria’s DICON resumes ammunition production as it continues expansion

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The Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) has resumed the production of ammunition and delivered four million rounds to the Nigerian Army last month...

SOEs, including Denel, on a “death spiral” – DA

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National Treasury’s third quarter government expenditure report confirms the apparent “death spiral” of State-owned enterprises (SOEs), including Denel, continues. The observation by Democratic Alliance (DA)...

Denel Technical Academy to host open day

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The Denel Technical Academy will this weekend be holding an aviation and engineering technical careers open day. Career specialisations to be highlighted include aircraft radiotrician,...

World Defense Show 2024 report

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The World Defense Show came back for its second edition in Riyadh last week, showcasing more than 773 exhibitors from 76 countries, and welcoming...

Q&A with Andrew Pearcy, World Defense Show CEO

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Q: Can you summarize the success of the World Defense Show's second edition? A: Absolutely, we are thrilled with the success of WDS 2024. We've...

Milkor showcases South Africa defence technology on the global stage at WDS 2024

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Milkor has once again showcased cutting edge South African aerospace and defence technology to the world, displaying its Milkor 380 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

OTT partners with Saudi Arabia’s Rakaa Security and Military Supplies

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OTT Technologies and ADG Mobility, part of the OTT Group of South Africa, have announced a partnership with Rakaa Security and Military Supplies of...

New Hensoldt electro-optical system debuts in Saudi Arabia

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The latest addition to the Hensoldt electro-optical portfolio – the Bushbaby 100 – made its public debut at this week’s World Defence Show (WDS)...

Reutech eyes regional growth in the Middle East

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The joint participation in the World Defence Show (WDS) 2024 of Etion Create, Dynateq International, Reutech Radar Systems, Reutech Communications and Fuchs Electronics underscores...

Bullish Denel amongst South African exhibitors at World Defence Show

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State-owned Denel is one of half a dozen South African companies taking part in the second World Defence Show in Saudi Arabia this week. The...

HF Comms and the detection thereof

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Effective communication has consistently proven to be of immense value during times of conflict. A robust communication infrastructure, facilitating the timely sharing of information,...

New top management at AMD

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has new top management, with a new acting chairperson in place until mid-year. Nombasa Ndhlovu,...

No need to re-invent the wheel for SA defence industry strategy – Heitman

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The foundation for what the South African defence industry (SADI) should look like and be doing was laid over six years ago but, as...

New Denel CEO expected in office next month

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Come mid-February, the chief executive’s office at the Denel campus in Irene, Centurion, will have a permanent occupant for the first time in over...

Fortifying defence: Encryption’s crucial role in protecting data confidentiality

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In an era where online transactions have become pervasive, the defence and other industries face unprecedented challenges in securing sensitive and confidential data. With...

Aviation holds huge potential for the South African defence industry

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The aviation sector is one of four potential clusters in the South African Aerospace & Defence (A&D) industry that can be used to revive...

AMD chair resigns

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Nombasa Ndhlovu, the Chairperson of the South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has resigned her position, after two years on the...