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Egypt selects VL-MICA missile for its frigates after Umkhonto deal falls through

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France’s MBDA has apparently been selected to supply its VL-MICA surface-to-air missiles for the Egyptian Navy’s four new Meko A200 frigates, after a deal...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town lays keel for second SA Navy inshore patrol vessel

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has laid the keel of the second inshore patrol vessel (IPV) for the South African Navy that it is...

SA Navy projects under threat from budget cuts

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The South African Navy’s main vessel projects are under threat from budget cuts, along with the SA Army’s Project Hoefyster for new infantry combat...

Paramount Maritime launches survey motor boat for SA Navy

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Paramount Group company Paramount Maritime has launched the first of three next-generation Survey Motor Boats (SMBs) for the South African Navy in support of...

NSRI assists capsized SANDF boat

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The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) came to the assistance of a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) boat that capsized at the Knysna...

Minister Class names possible for new SA Navy patrol vessels

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The SA Navy has not yet allocated names for the new additions to the fleet. However, informed sources in Simon’s Town indicate the possible...

Fourth new Egyptian Type 209 submarine to arrive in 2021

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The Egyptian Navy will receive its fourth and final Type 209 submarine from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) in 2021. Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs...

Crew kidnappings on the rise off West Africa

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned that violent attacks against ships and their crews have increased this year, with the Gulf of Guinea...

Cameroon to receive ex-US Island Class patrol boats

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Cameroon will be receiving two refurbished Island Class patrol boats from the United States this year, requesting them under the Excess Defence Articles programme. News...

New Flag Officer Fleet has 23 years service in the SA Navy

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The recently appointed SA Navy Flag Officer Fleet (FOF) is a 23-year veteran of the maritime service. Forty-six- year-old Rear Admiral Musawenkosi “Kop” Nkomonde was...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...