Science & Defence Technology

EADS increases Bundeswehr efficiency

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In this World Wide Wrap: EADS increases Bundeswehr efficiency, Northrop Grumman wins contract, Thales, Boeing sign defence contract, and Lockheed goes green. EADS...

ICT doing well in defence realm

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Several big ticket contracts have been awarded in recent months.The Department of Defence, through its version of the State IT Agency, Armscor,...

World faces ‘cyber cold war` threat

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About 120 countries are developing ways to use the Internet as a weapon, says McAfee.A "cyber cold war" waged over the world`s...

Big brother is watching

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In this World Wide Wrap: Big brother is watching, agency develops underwater tech, and Israel approves air defence plans. Big brother is...

Saab launches C2 powerhouse

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The defence giant has integrated its former Grids division with new acquisition CyberSim.Swedish-South African defence giant Saab has completed integrating its former...

Army revamp to boost IT spend

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The large-scale restructuring will require an equally big investment in ICT.The SA Army has embarked on a "massive" restructuring. This will see...

US spends $1.7bn on robots

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In this World Wide Wrap: US spends $1.7 billion on robots, warfighting analysed, warship completes sea trials, and Saab leads project under...

Google Earth aids military

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In this World Wide Wrap: Google Earth aids military, most advanced warship departs, and Northrop Grumman completes initial delivery. Google Earth...

Defence spells out IT renewal

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The SANDF plans to spend half-a-billion rand over seven years to refurbish its IT infrastructure.The Department of Defence will spend about half-a-billion...

SITA spends R500m on defence IT

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The agency has tabulated an array of IT projects to make the Department of Defence fighting-fit.The State IT Agency is spending about...

IT companies benefit from army deal

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About 3% of the just-announced R8 billion Hoefyster infantry combat vehicle contract will be spent on ICT.ICT companies involved in the SA Army...

Army project shortlist leaked

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Three companies make the cut for a crucial multimillion-rand SANDF project.Three companies have made the cut for a small, but crucial SANDF...

Pentagon to use VOIP

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In this World Wide Wrap: Pentagon to use VOIP, financial institutions at risk, and higher education concerned with VOIP. Pentagon to use...

Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness

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In this World Wide Wrap: Lockheed Martin delivers situational awareness, BAE Systems seeker detects missile target, Boeing successfully tests first mobile sensor...

C4I market normalises

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In this World Wide Wrap: C4I market normalises, BAE Systems leads Navy JISR team, Rheinmetall to protect Bundeswehr and Tadiran Telecom added...

Defence bolsters ICT

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A defence industry boss is concerned about the skills leakage to civil ICT.The ICT industry is the beneficiary of ongoing policy procrastination...

IT gains from defence

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IT industry gains from ill wind blowing through the defence sector.Policy drift, procrastination and lack of stakeholder participation are eroding the defence...

Defence tender deadline extended

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SANDF gives companies more time to finalise bids for its R27 million command and control project.The Department of Defence has postponed the closing...

ICT gets tactical

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The SANDF will spend hundreds-of-millions of rands on ICT as part of the controversial strategic defence package.The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Hi-tech a headache for SANDF

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Whatever the future of military organisations, it`s unlikely to be low-tech.In the mid-1990s, I asked a senior officer in the SA Navy...

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