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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...

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