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Modise foresees global engagement for South Africa’s defence industry at AAD...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise maintains a thriving and technologically enhanced South African defence industry (SADI) is an important component of the...

AAD 2024 to feature energy, general aviation, and drone hubs

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The twelfth edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September this year will host several hubs to showcase the latest innovations...

General aviation hub planned for AAD 2024

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For want of a better word, the “civilian” component of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) control and organising body in the form of...

AAD exhibition space already half taken

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With just over six months before the AAD (Africa Aerospace and Defence) 2024 exhibition opens its doors for business at Air Force Base (AFB)...

New AAD exhibition director

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There’s a new person in command and control of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition set down for 18 to 22 September at...

Organisers busy with Africa Aerospace and Defence 2024 preparations

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With less than 18 months to go before the next edition, the organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition are gearing up...

AAD 2022 attendance lower than 2018

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The 2022 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition saw a drop in numbers from 2018, but the figures need to be...

Armscor excited by return of AAD

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Advocate Solomizi Mbada has been excited by the return of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition after COVID-19 forced a two-year delay. “It’s been...

Opinion: AAD success all-round

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The 2022 edition of the African Aerospace & Defence (AAD) exhibition took place between 21-25 September and by all accounts it seems to have...

Aselsan and Denel cooperating on MEROPS gimbal

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On the Turkish Pavilion at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 Aselsan is showing its ‘MEROPS’ next generation air surveillance and targeting gimbal sight....

AAD 2022 ready to rock

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Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), billed by its organisers as the continent’s premier exhibition of its kind, opens tomorrow (Wednesday, 21 September) with a...

Rosoboronexport sets its sights on African market

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Russian state arms conglomerate Rosoboronexport is looking to expand its presence in Africa with a large presence at AAD 2022. “At AAD 2022, we are...

Paramount out in force at AAD 2022

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Global aerospace and defence technology company Paramount Group will be out in force at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in Pretoria next...

South African defence IP on offer at AAD 2022 exhibition

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The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition is always chock full of physical exhibits, but not as clearly evident is the vast amount of...

Provisional AAD 2022 air show lineup announced

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The organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 exhibition have released a tentative display lineup for the air show on 24 and...

defenceWeb appointed as official AAD 2022 show daily producer

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As Africa’s leading defence and security news portal, defenceWeb has been chosen to produce the official Show Daily publication for the 2022 edition of...

AAD 2022 officially launched as half of exhibition space is booked...

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Defence Minister Thandi Modise has officially launched the eleventh edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition, which will take place in Pretoria...

AAD to host virtual conference next week

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The organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition will be hosting a virtual conference on 15 October in lieu of the coronavirus-induced...

AAD 2020 officially launched

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The 2020 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition has been officially launched during a ceremony at the DSEI defence show in...

Milkor headlining at AAD 2020

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Milkor is the diamond sponsor for the 2020 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition to be held at Waterkloof Air Force...

Gallery: AAD air show 23 September 2018

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The second day of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) air show at Air Force Base Waterkloof on 23 September included a...

Gallery: AAD air show 22 September 2018

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The first air show day of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition at Air Force Base Waterkloof was held on...

From fighters to tanks – Bulgarian firm offers all

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Amid all the hustle and bustle at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 is a little stand for Jotov & Son Ltd,...

Paramount South Africa launched with first new contract

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Paramount Group has announced the creation of Paramount South Africa to partner with local industry. Speaking at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition...

Kopter appoints Safomar Aviation as SA distributor

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Newcomer Swiss helicopter manufacturer Kopter Group have appointed Safomar Aviation as their South African distributor. The Kopter SH09 is a Swiss five to...

Crisis demands revamped South Africa defence sector – Paramount

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Effective collaboration between companies across South Africa's defence industry and lucrative export markets from Central Asia to Saudi Arabia offer a way...

Reutech’s Combat Net Radios being showcased at AAD

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Reutech division Reutech Communications will be showcasing its full range of secure Combat Net Radios at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD)...

Paramount launches avionics suite for C-130

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South African defence company Paramount has launched its avionics suite upgrade service for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, one of the world's most...

Woman’s defence sector lobby group launched

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An officially endorsed organization has been launched to advance woman's interests in the South African defence sector. The South African Woman in...

Rostec displays over 280 models of weapons and military equipment at...

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Russian state corporation Rostec is demonstrating over 280 models of weaponry and military equipment at the 2018 edition of the Africa Aerospace...

Paramount launches ‘Parabotics’ robotics competition

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Paramount Group has launched a new annual robotics competition entitled ‘Parabotics', open to high school pupils, college students and university undergraduates from...

Speech: Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of AAD 2018

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, 19 September...

African operators select Honeywell’s Avionics Protection Plan

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Several Africa-based helicopter operators have selected Honeywell International's Avionics Protection Plan, including Heliconia of Morocco, Caverton of Nigeria and Titan Helicopters of...

Airbus to hold Little Engineer STEM education workshops at AAD 2018

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The Airbus Foundation, in partnership with the AAD Youth Development Programme (YDP) will host a series of Airbus Little Engineer workshops at...

SA defence technology highlighted at AAD despite low defence budget

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With the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition kicking off in Tshwane on 19 September, South Africa's defence industry is on display...

Milkor 4×4 ready for production

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South Africa's newest armoured personnel carrier, the Milkor 4x4, is ready for production after a rapid two-year development process. The vehicle, which will...

Etion Create launching new controller at AAD 2018

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Etion Create, recently rebranded from Parsec, will be launching its new VF370 Single Board Computer (SBC) at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2018)...

US pitching partnerships at AAD 2018

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African countries looking to strengthen national and economic security will find American manufacturers and suppliers equipped with a wide range of innovative...

National Defence Industry Council to present at AAD’s “speaking theatre”

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The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition is just around the corner and a draft programme for the "speaking theatre" presentations shows...

Milkor to launch new high-speed patrol boat at AAD

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Milkor will be officially launching its new 12 metre fast patrol boat, the MN Centurion, at the upcoming Africa Aerospace and Defence...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at AAD 2018 media breakfast

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Address by the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the occasion of the official media breakfast of the Africa...

Plans in place to manage traffic to AAD air show

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Thousands of aviation and defence enthusiasts will converge at Air Force Base Waterkloof for the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition...

State Partner New York sends assets to AAD 2018

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The New York National Guard will send two Air National Guard cargo aircraft, an Army National Guard unmanned aerial vehicle, and 38...

Inaugural Combat Aircraft Conference coming to AAD

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This year's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition will be hosting the inaugural Combat Aircraft Africa Conference. Paramount is the platinum sponsor and...

100 days to Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018

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The organisers of the 2018 Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition yesterday held a ceremony to mark the 100 day countdown...

AAD 2018 nearly booked out

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Almost all available indoor and outdoor exhibition space at Air Force Base Waterkloof has been booked out by exhibitors ahead of the...

Fourteen national pavilions at AAD 2018

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The 2018 edition of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition this September will have a record 14 national pavilions, the organisers...

AAD 2016 exceeded expectations – Armscor chief executive

Trade visitors to last month's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition at AFB Waterkloof numbered just short of 34 000 over the...

Angola, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan receiving Russian attack, transport helicopters

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Over the next year, Russian Helicopters will deliver Mi-8/17 transport and Mi-24/35 attack helicopters to Nigeria, Mali, Angola and Sudan. This is according...