Five up for Armscor CEO award


Five South African defence industry projects are up for the annual Armscor CEO’s Award this evening.

Armscor senior manager strategic planning Kathy Neokakis says the awards serve to acknowledge the passion and dedication shown by individuals and teams in Armscor.

“By giving recognition to these accomplishments we not only seek to encourage excellence but also to open our doors to the people and country we serve,” she told the media ahead of the event.

Five of eight entered projects made the final cut after being rigorously judged on their technical and non-technical merits.

The finalists are:

Endurance: For the work carried out to secure the maintenance contract on the British Navy Antarctic Patrol Vessel HMS Endurance at the Armscor Simon’s Town Dockyard. It was the Dockyard’s first major contract since coming under the Armscor flag.

CBRADS: For the development, procurement and training of an Urban Chemical, Biological and Radioactive Defence System for use by the South African National Defence Force in support of this year’s Confederations Cup and next year’s soccer World Cup.

Bell CE Mark: For the test and evaluation support rendered to Bell Equipment in their endeavour to obtain the CE certification on their complete range of earth moving vehicles. The CE certification is a prerequisite for export to the European market.

ZT3-A2 Anti-Armour Missile System: For the cost-effective improvement of the anti-armour Missile Product System (MPS) of the SA Army Armour Formation.

CJ Ops: For the Development of a CYBERWAR™ range of cost-effective simulation systems to provide a solution to the driver-training requirements of the SANDF’s peacekeeping forces.

NWS for HAWK LIFT Aircraft: For the development, test and evaluation of a Navigation and Weapon System for the Lead-in Fighter Training HAWK Mark120 aircraft.

The awards are to be presented by Armscor CE Sipho Thomo who was last week asked to rsign by Armscor’s board but is refusing to do so. Board chairman Popo Molefe will also be there.

Pic: The NWS, developed by a consortiumled by aviation company ATE for the BAE Systems Hawk Mk120 lead-in fighter trainer.