Science & Defence Technology

BAE Systems flies aircraft with no moving control surfaces

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Using new technologies that replacing moving control surfaces with a simpler ‘blown air’ solution, BAE’s MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has shown the way...

China leads U.S. on potent super-fast missiles

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China is leading the U.S. in a race to deploy hypersonic missiles that would defeat existing air defense systems, according to senior U.S. officials. The...

CSIR’s passive radar system now running at five sites

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) passive radar system has been rolled out to five different sites in the North-Eastern part of...

Hypersonic weapons: a challenge and opportunity for strategic arms control

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In February, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs – jointly with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - released a 50-page document...

MBDA and Milrem Robotics unveil anti-tank UGV

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MBDA and Milrem Robotics are showcasing what they call the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu...

CSIR develops wide area surveillance system for armoured vehicles

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a panoramic 360 degree Wide Area Surveillance System which would give armoured vehicle crews...

CSIR unveils gunshot and missile detection system

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unveiled an optical-based gunshot and missile detection system that is quite unique in that it...

CSIR showcases defence and security technology

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has displayed some of the innovative technologies being developed by its divisions, from unmanned aerial vehicles...

Airbus announces Africa’s top ten tech start-ups for accelerator programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech start-ups that will take part in the latest...

Victory for SA space science

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South Africa has been recognised as a leading player in the space science sector. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by...

The inevitable convergence of physical and cybersecurity

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It may not be immediately clear as to how, but physical and cybersecurity are converging and the need for a combination of...

Impacting Airbus aircraft design

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University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers from the Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics (InCFD) Research Group have made their mark in the field...

Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build ‘super-soldiers’

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The U.S. Army is investing millions of dollars in experimental exoskeleton technology to make soldiers stronger and more resilient, in what experts...

Radical experimental plane with no moving parts wows scientists

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Some 115 years after the first powered flight, scientists have developed a radical new approach toward flying in the form of a...

Big Space data will benefit disaster response in Africa

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Outer space and disaster response experts at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, discussed how "big data" including social media, crowd-sourcing...

IMT develops underwater beacon detection system

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Armscor division Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has designed and developed an underwater locator beacon detection system in collaboration with the South...

CSIR and SANSA to support industrial development in space science

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) will continue to work together in...

Nammo develops supercavitating ammunition

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While traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water, Nammo's 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) swims...

New coating keeps ships at sea longer

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A new corrosion-resistant coating that halved the build-up of algae and barnacles on ship hydraulic components is now being trialled on HMAS...

Naval technology used in shark repellent system

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That military – and in this instance naval – technology can be successfully adapted to civilian use has again been demonstrated, this...

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