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AMD calls on new defence minister to renew investment in South...

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In an open letter to a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the South African Aerospace Maritime, and Defence Industries Association (AMD) calls...

AMD five-committee plan to boost SA defence industry

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In what is termed “an exciting development” the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) sets out the way forward for five committees...

AMD and SAAMDEC AGMs postponed due to post-election negotiations

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), together with its Export Council (SAAMDEC), are postponing their annual general meetings while the...

Thumbs-up from AMD for DIRCO economic diplomacy initiative

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Looking back on 2023, the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (better and more widely known as AMD) in its first ever newsletter...

Rise in SA defence exports ‘miraculous’ – AMD

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South African defence exports for 2023 are set to greatly exceed those of the previous year – something the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries...

Innovative funding key to saving SANDF – AMD

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is so overstretched that it cannot meet its commitments, meaning that a new funding model for the...

New top management at AMD

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has new top management, with a new acting chairperson in place until mid-year. Nombasa Ndhlovu,...

Leaders and experts converging to explore public-private partnerships in defence and...

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Some of the top minds in the South African defence and security sector will descend on Pretoria in two weeks’ time to see how...

Defence Minister and SANDF Chief at IDEF

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South Africa was one of 53 countries exhibiting at this week’s International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul, Turkey with the top two in...

defenceWeb and AMD to host Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Defence and...

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defenceWeb and the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) of South Africa will soon be hosting the inaugural Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Defence...

Armscor should support the entire SA defence industry, not concentrate on...

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Ahead of the planned South African defence industry (SADI) lekgotla, a Pretoria-based industrialist maintains it’s time to stop “Denel bashing” and look to Armscor...

Defence industry lekgotla must look to action, not plans

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If next month’s long delayed South African defence industry (SADI) lekgotla is to be of any value it must be in the form of...

AMD calls for defence industry input ahead of lekgotla

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) is gearing up for an Industry Lekgotla to be hosted by Defence and Military...

NCACC to update SADI in two provinces

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Defence industry manufacturers and producers in two provinces will this week have the opportunity to, among others, establish the status of online permit applications...

Opinion: SADI-government interaction: 2022 year of “almost” action vs 2023 year...

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2022 provided an interesting dynamic in the interaction between the SA defence industry (SADI) and the government role players that have an interest in...

Fool’s Errand: Input on the South African conventional arms control system

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This opinion piece may be a fool’s errand, because it focuses on the small group which wants to see a viable South African defence...

Treasury funding not the only mountain SA defence industry has to...

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It is common knowledge the South African defence industry is, to use a nautical term, in the doldrums, with a lack of government funding...

Gauteng seeks to improve the aerospace and defence industry

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The Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) recently held a webinar to discuss opportunities to grow the aerospace and defence industry in Gauteng to...

Aerospace & Defence Masterplan a top priority for new AMD board

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Implementation of the Aerospace & Defence Masterplan is a top priority for the newly appointed board of the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries...

AMD announces new board

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has announced a new board of directors and chairperson who will steer the industry...

June Pretoria UN peacekeeping technology symposium on track

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Around 250 delegates are expected to attend June’s sixth United Nations (UN) Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium in Pretoria. The 21 to 24...

New SA defence industry guide

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The eighth edition of the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) guide to the overall local defence and aerospace sectors is a...

SecDef optimistic on future of local defence industry

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While accepting South Africa’s current – and foreseeable – economic situation as well as other factors, including the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, South African...

AMD cautiously optimistic about SA defence industry prospects

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There is some light at the end of the tunnel for the South African aerospace and defence industry, with various efforts underway to revive...

Industry working to address NCACC challenges

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The South African defence industry is working to address challenges in exporting defence equipment with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), including R3.7...

SA’s need for sovereign security highlighted by unrest, Mozambique insurgency

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South Africa’s need for sovereign security has been emphasised by July’s civil unrest at home and the insurgency in Mozambique that the South African...

Aerospace, maritime and defence industries can move SA economy forward

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The aerospace, maritime and defence industries play an important yet largely unsung role in South Africa’s economy and civil society and can do more...

Time to press the re-set button as defence and related industries...

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13 July 2021, Johannesburg. As South Africa this week faced the worst civil unrest we have seen in years, it is becoming ever clearer...

Opinion: Time to press the re-set button as defence industry ready...

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As South Africa this week faced the worst civil unrest we have seen in years, it is becoming ever clearer that our country needs...

Aerospace and Defence Masterplan highlights projects that could stabilise the defence...

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Several projects could contribute in important ways to ensuring the stabilisation and survival of the South African defence industry, including an upgraded Rooivalk, Ratel...

Aerospace and Defence Masterplan sees big potential for civil aviation sector

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused carnage in the commercial and civil aviation sector, but the shakeup resulting from the pandemic also presents new opportunities...

South African defence industry could double exports within 18 months

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The South African defence industry has not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic like the aerospace sector has and could double exports within 12...

South African companies commit to grow aerospace and defence sectors under...

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More than a dozen South African aerospace and defence companies have made commitments to move their industries forward into growth as part of the...

Opinion: SA Defence Industry – 18 inches from greatness

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British Politician Andrew Bennett stated that “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” What we...

NDIC updates Parliament on initiatives to support the defence industry

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The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) has updated Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) on its initiatives, from small arms manufacturing to alternative...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence highlights woeful state of local defence...

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The declining defence budget and the poor state of Denel are having a negative impact on the South African defence industry, Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Opinion: The South African defence industry and the God of Opportunity

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defenceWeb recently published an article indicating that aerospace, maritime and defence industry association AMD, and I assume the whole member grouping, is looking to...

AMD 2021 WELCOME BACK MESSAGE

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Dear AMD Members, ordinarily a New Year marks a new beginning and renewal for the future, however we begin 2021 with enhanced uncertainty with...

AMD looking to reposition SA defence industry amid uncertain times

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industry Association (AMD) hopes to lead the local defence industry out of the quagmire it finds itself...

AMD mourns the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu

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The South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industry Association (AMD) has said the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu is a great loss not only to...

AMD paints grim picture of SA defence industry

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Industry association AMD has painted a bleak portrait of the South African defence industry, as exports, research and development and employee numbers decline, but...

SA defence industry struggling, but avenues for growth exist

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The South African defence industry is struggling to survive amidst a declining local defence budget, stiff competition and poor economic growth, but it is...

AMD 2020 – Damen Presentation

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Webinar event: AMD Conference 2020 Topic: Damen presentation Featuring Ed Veen

AMD Conference 2020 – Ruetech presentation

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Webinar event: AMD Conference 2020 Topic: Ruetech presentation Featuring Isaac Motale

AMD announces new board

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has a new chairperson and board of directors. The newly appointed board of directors were...

Sovereign Security Conference coming up next month

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Creative Space Media will be hosting its third Sovereign Security Conference at the beginning of August. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this will be...

Hamilton departs as AMD executive director

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Simphiwe Hamilton, Executive Director of the South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has stepped down after 13 years at the helm...

AMD concerned about impact of coronavirus on SA’s defence sector

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence (AMD) Industries Association has cautioned that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a major threat to the South...