Army orders more Starstreak, HF radios

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The South African Army has placed significant defence orders with a variety of contractors for a new generation of high frequency radios, the supply of Starstreak very short-range air defence missiles as well as the further development of a new infantry combat vehicle products system.

The Army is investing R78 million in the development and industrialisation of a new high frequency radio system (part of Project Radiate) and R99.3 million to maintain and support its static, mobile and tactical electronic warfare systems.

The land service has also ordered additional Starstreak missiles worth R34.2 million (Project Guardian) to augment the stocks of the air defence artillery. The Army has previously acquired 12 Starstreak Light Multiple Launchers (pictured) and 120 missiles at a cost, in 2000, of R322 million. By 2006 the project was running 54 months late.

The Army is also spending a further R29.4 million on the development of a new infantry combat vehicle products system – Project Hoefyster. According to some reports that takes spending to date on the Badger to over R1.9 billion out of a budget of about R8 billion.

Meanwhile, the Air Force has awarded Denel work worth R39.3 million to support the Lockheed Martin C130 Hercules and has ordered engine spares for the AgustaWestland Lynx Mk300 maritime helicopters worth R29.5 million.

SA Army

Reference

Order

Date

Value

Awarded to

TEL/S2009/3919

Development and industrialisation of high frequency radio systems – extension of ETEL/2008/160

10 Mar 2010

R78 057 455,00

SAAB Grintek Defence

Centurion

EBEB/2009/459

Supply of Starstreak missiles

R34 216 705,88

Thales Air Defence Limited

Alanbrooke Road
Castlereagh
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

IVS/S2009/1051

Development of a new infantry combat vehicle products system for the SA Army – extension of EMFT/2004/564

10 Mar 2010

R29 402 267,60

Denel (Pty) Ltd

t/a Denel Aerospace

ELGS/2009/510

Maintenance and support services of the static, mobile and tactical electronic warfare systems for the Department of Defence

10 Mar 2010

R99 319 227,00

Grintek Ewation (Pty) Ltd P O Box 912561

Silverton

ESDS/2009/446

Supply of men’s service dress cold weather jacket to the SA Army

10 Mar 2010

R302 400,00

Fields Wear CC

Rustenburg

ESDS/2009/396

Absail equipment: Ropes, gloves, harnesses for the South African Army

10 Mar 2010

R400 000,00

Elephant Lifting Equipment

Centurion

ESDS/2009/452

Supply of track suits, gymnasium shorts and short sleeve T-shirt to the SA Army

10 Mar 2010

R8 457 470,00

Camclo Clothing CC

Rustenburg

Siyathuthuka Clothing Suppliers

Newcastle

Kingsgate Clothing

t/a Hammersdale Manufacturers

Hammarsdale

SCW/S2009/1495

Maintenance and repair of 5,56 mm assault rifles – extension of ESCW/2009/317

10 Mar 2010

R13 480 015,74

Denel

t/a Denel Land Systems Lyttelton

SA Air Force

Reference

Order

Date

Value

Awarded to

ELGS/2009/386

Flight test instrumentation requirements on the light utility helicopter aircraft 109 “Wets” trials for the South African Air Force

10 Mar 2010

R179 791,00

SAAB Grintek Defence

Centurion

ESDS/2009/481

Supply of embossed, collar rank insignia to the SA Air Force

10 Mar 2010

R301 148,02

Bouckaert Soenen

Paarl

The Badge Company

Sanlamhof

ELGS/2009/239

Repair, service and modification of ground support equipment for the Gripen aircraft

10 Mar 2010

R744 100,00

Tetech Projects

Chloorkop

ELGS/2009/382

Procurement of engine spares for the Lynx helicopter

10 Mar 2010

R29 498 515,00

Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company

Indianapolis

USA

LGS/S2009/4242

Product support services for the Hercules C130 aircraft – extension of ELGS/2003/553

10 Mar 2010

R39 377 194,00

Denel

t/a Denel Aviation

Kempton Park

SDS/S2009/2267

Supply of camouflage printed breathable laminated water resistant rainwear fabric to the SA Air Force – extension of ESDS/2008/465

10 Mar 2010

R145 859,84

Cordustex

Humewood

Port Elizabeth

LGS/S2009/4244

Maintenance and support of the radio switch network communication system of the SAAF – extension of ELGS/2003/343

10 Mar 2010

R781 258,00

SAAB Grintek Defence

Centurion

SA Navy

Reference

Order

Date

Value

Awarded to

LGS/S2009/4252

Maintenance and support services of the submarine action information system for the SA Navy – extension of ELGS/2006/117

10 Mar 2010

R56 916,55

Cybicom Atlas Defence

Special Forces

Reference

Order

Date

Value

Awarded to

ETEG/2009/456

Special operations Defence evaluation and research institute ready technology base for the DoD

10 Mar 2010

R16 274 902,40

CSIR

t/a DPSS

Pretoria

Joint ICT/2

Reference

Order

Date

Value

Awarded to

LGS/S2009/4275

Maintenance and support services of electrical power and control systems – extension of ELGS/2006/116

10 Mar 2010

R3 702 105,29

Siemens



Pinetown