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Armscor highlights strategic facilities

Armscor has a number of strategic facilities, from test ranges to research and development institutions, and many of these are undergoing upgrades and improvements...

Armscor and Streit talk collaboration

“Areas of possible collaboration” between United Arab Emirates (UAE) headquartered Streit Group and South Africa’s defence and security acquisition agency Armscor was the sole...

Protechnik expertise turned to sanitisers and disinfectants

Turning swords into ploughshares could be ascribed to what Armscor defence institute Protechnik Laboratories did when the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa. The Centurion based...

Armscor chief sees pandemic strengthening the defence industry

Writing in only the second edition this year of the Armscor newsletter “Inside Out” chief executive Solomzi Mbada expresses optimism the South African defence...

Still no clarity on Hoefyster

Addressing the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week, Armscor’s chief executive pointed out the agency’s core function was to acquire...

New directors for Armscor

Seven new directors have been named to the board of the State-owned defence and security acquisition agency Armscor. The announcement was made by Justice and...

The Past Week in Defence #27 (26 October – 1 November)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the USS Hershel Williams arrives in Spain after visiting Africa and there has been a suspected drone...

SA defence industry struggling, but avenues for growth exist

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

Clean audit for Armscor

South Africa’s public sector involvement in defence and the defence industry comes under the Parliamentary spotlight soon with the tabling of three annual reports. The...

The Past Week in Defence #23 (28 September – 4 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests the sale of a $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems launches Egypt’s...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...