Home Tags Armscor

Tag: Armscor

SANDF hoping to replace Samils by 2030

-
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is hoping to replace its ageing Samil truck fleet with new vehicles by 2030, but the R13...

New border patrol APCs to be ordered in April

-
After some delay, Armscor will next month place an order for new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the South African Army for use in...

Armscor seeking troop carrying helicopter for the SAPS

-
Armscor has issued a tender for a ‘troop carrying helicopter’ for the South African Police Service (SAPS) as the police bolster their aerial resources. The...

Analysis: Too soon to quit – Armscor tenders and SMME development

-
“It is always too soon to quit”. This is a quote attributed to Norman Vincent Peale. I was starting to wonder if Armscor would...

Erasmus Castle renovation bids being evaluated

-
The “serious intervention” needed to ensure the Erasmus Castle on the eastern side of Armscor’s headquarters property in Pretoria returns to its national monument...

AAD exhibition space already half taken

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

Cable thieves push Armscor to generator power

-
Armscor’s Erasmusrand building has been in the dark since last Thursday as a result of cable theft. The building, in addition to housing the State-owned...

Armscor commercial activities growing

-
In the light of continued decreasing defence spending by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government, Armscor will intensify its commercialisation strategy by building on a top...

Armscor reports significant progress on G5 and G6 upgrades

-
State defence material agency Armscor has reported significant progress made on the upgrade of the SA Army’s G5 and G6 155 mm howitzers under...

Alkantpan UAV testing an Armscor highlight

-
The lifting of COVID-19 regulations and an increase in demand for suitable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test sites put Armscor’s Alkantpan test range back...

“Complete renovation” coming for the Erasmus Castle

-
On the eastern side of Armscor’s Pretoria property is House Bella Vista, better known as the Erasmus Castle, now in disrepair to the extent...

SA Army seeking heavy-duty camping stretchers

-
The SA Army plans to acquire “oversized camping stretchers”. An Armscor tender, ELWS/2023/93, now closed and seemingly removed from the defence and security acquisition agency’s...

No weapons sales to Israel – Armscor

-
Armscor has not supplied weapons to Israel or been part of joint projects with the Mediterranean country currently at war with Hamas in Gaza. The...

Financial and technical issues delay new SANDF equipment

-
The latest Armscor annual report has revealed formidable hurdles faced by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in upgrading its equipment due to...

Most SAAF aircraft maintenance contracts only partially funded

-
State defence materiel agency Armscor has maintenance contracts in place for most South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft, but most of these are only...

Two new helicopters for SAPS Air Wing

-
The South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing has taken delivery of another two H125 light utility helicopters from Airbus as it recapitalises its...

Defence Procurement System: It is broken – and it’s time to...

-
This is the title of the hard-hitting report generated by the UK House of Commons Defence Committee regarding the detailed look at the entity...

Product specific Armscor tender documentation not unheard of

-
Armscor going as far as being product specific in tender documentation is not out of the ordinary when these are destined for “scientific research”...

Armscor looking to acquire unmanned underwater vehicle

-
Armscor is looking to acquire a single REMUS 100 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for research and development purposes, and has issued a tender to...

SAN platforms in line for maintenance, repairs

-
The stated aim of SA Navy (SAN) Chief, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, is to put ships back at sea. Part of reaching this ambitious...

Call for Ministerial inquiry at Armscor

-
Barely four weeks after an Armscor board meeting cleared its chief executive of wrongdoing, it appears all is not above board at the State-owned...

SA Naval Dockyard improvements will see better service

-
Just on half the content of Armscor’s first newsletter of the year – dubbed “a new design and approach” to stakeholder communication – is...

Armscor CEO retains his position

-
The man at the helm of government’s defence and security acquisition company will not face sanction of any kind in the wake of newspaper...

Armscor CEO in the firing line

-
Armscor, whose chief executive is at the centre of a South African newspaper expose regarding fraud and sexual favours, maintains it upholds the “highest...

Armscor marketing unwanted SANDF materiel

In addition to being the acquisition agency for SA National Defence Force (SANDF) equipment, Armscor brokers its redundant military equipment. This service resides in the...

Armscor hosting annual Analytical Chemistry Course

-
Armscor is hosting 23 scientists from 13 African countries during the 13th annual Analytical Chemistry Course taking place at its Protechnik Laboratories. The course...

SANDF not satisfied with Denel’s ability to maintain prime mission equipment

-
Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is “concerned by the return on investment (ROI)” the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) receives for its...

JSCD hears Armscor and DoD reach “synergy” on parts

-
Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) heard the way forward for spares availability as well as maintenance and repair contracts for SA National...

DoD gives Armscor 50% plus rating on project management

-
Overall, Minister Thandi Modise’s Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) rates Armscor’s performance on capital and technology projects satisfactory on 37 of 71,...

Redundant naval and defence equipment up for sale and destruction

-
Armscor’s specialist used equipment division - Defence Disposal Solutions (DDS) – has a tender out for the “sale and destruction” of ship spares and...

Jammer and target drone amongst advanced DoD technology projects

-
Defence technology research and development in the Department of Defence (DoD) has led to tangible progress on several important projects, including a new radar...

SAAF Boeing 707 spares up for sale

-
Armscor’s Defence Disposal Solutions (DDS) is inviting offers for “spares” for decommissioned Boeing 707s once used as electronic warfare and aerial refuelling platforms by...

DoD continues to carry out defence research and development in spite...

-
The South African Department of Defence (DoD) continues to invest in research and development projects for the national defence force, ranging from radar to...

SAAF wants radar road transporters and aircrew rescue vehicles

-
The prime mission of the SA Air Force (SAAF) is to defend South Africa’s airspace which means ensuring aircraft as well as air and...

Permanent senior DoD staff – including DefSec – still to be...

-
Thandi Modise’s Defence Ministry is currently short of six senior staffers with the offices of the Secretary for Defence (SecDef) and Chief Financial Officer...

SAPS looking at Armalite carbines

-
National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola’s SA Police Service (SAPS) is investigating acquisition of new firearms, specifically American manufactured Armalite carbines. Given it’s early days, as...

Armscor re-issues army UAV tender

-
Plans by the SA Army to acquire unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are on hold because some bidders “did not meet critical criteria” according to...

Steady increase in Armscor funding

-
State-owned defence and security materiel agency Armscor is being allocated more money over the next three years to carry out its mandate, as per...

Zero interest in vintage armoured cars

-
There were no takers to an Armscor Defence Disposal Solutions (DDS) tender for either the sale or destruction of 21 scrap armoured vehicles at...

Armscor issues RFI for new APCs, unlocking potential for SA’s defence...

-
Armscor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on 12 January for the procurement of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the South African National Defence...

Electricity crisis hurting Armscor and DoD

-
South Africa’s electricity crisis is hitting the heart of the national defence establishment with power cuts affecting productivity in the Armscor building and a...

Did Lady R offload ammunition in Simon’s Town?

-
The Russian cargo vessel Lady R is long gone – currently at anchor off Beira in Mozambique - with unanswered questions about her docking...

Armscor CEO maintains AAD “recovery” exhibition exceeded expectations

-
With what was dubbed the “recovery show” done and dusted, the focus is now on the not-too-distant horizon that is September 2024. That’s when the...

South Africa and Saudi Arabia sign defence MoU

-
Defence was high on the agenda during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia, where he was accompanied by defence minister Thandi Modise...

Wanted: registered ATO to train police drone drivers

-
The SA Police Service (SAPS) is in the process of acquiring 168 UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones, to boost crime fighting and prevention...

No funds for SAN midlife upgrades doesn’t stop issue of a...

-
A Request for Information (RfI) is a long way from a tender being awarded and work starting. This seemingly isn’t of concern to Armscor,...

Hoefyster’s future in the hands of control board and steering committee

-
Next in line for the seemingly never-ending saga that is the SA Army’s new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) to replace the ageing Ratel is...

Back to the drawing board for Armscor asset sweating

-
Asset sweating efforts by Armscor have been nipped in the bud – as it were – by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise. The...

“Dramatic action” needed to prevent SA defence capability decline – Armscor...

-
Phillip Dexter, in his chairman’s report prefacing the latest annual report of government’s defence and security acquisition agency Armscor, acknowledges the “personnel bill” of...

Armscor excited by return of AAD

-
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...