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Chinese smart tech fraught with risk

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Chinese technology firms have been peddling “safe city” and “smart city” packages of technology in Africa for years. Suites of interconnected products and services...

Direction Finding Antennas and Accuracy: Part 2

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In the previous blog post we considered some of the ways in which we can express the performance of an DF antenna, and we...

CSIR EW simulation training tool to evaluate infrared missile threats

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South Africa’s premier research and development agency – the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) - with commercialisation and industrialisation at the forefront...

Aerostat to protect German base in Niger

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The German Bundeswehr has placed a €21 million order with Rheinmetall for an aerostat-based area reconnaissance system for protecting a forward operating base in...

Ugandan opposition, activists denounce digital car tracker plan

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A move by Uganda's government to install digital tracking devices on vehicles to help fight rampant crime has been denounced by rights advocates and...

Radar to come under the spotlight at Radar Interest Group conference

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The South African Radar Interest Group (SARIG) will be hosting its biennial Radar Conference on 20 October and in anticipation has issued a call...

Defence and defence industry applications for CSIR surveillance system

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Surveillance and protection of assets, be they publicly or privately owned or managed, is ongoing with the brainpower of the Council for Scientific and...

Rolls-Royce partners with Shell in sustainable aviation fuel push

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British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it would partner with oil company Shell to work on the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in line...

Nuclear science utilized to protect African rhino

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On 13 May the innovative anti-poaching “Rhisotope Project” was launched. The project, based on nuclear science, seeks to introduce radioactive isotopes into a rhino’s...

Faraway NASA probe detects the eerie hum of interstellar space

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The classic 1979 sci-fi horror film "Alien" was advertised with the memorable tagline, "In space no can hear you scream." It did not say...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...