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Denel concluding Hoefyster development but fewer vehicles to be manufactured

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Denel is busy concluding development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, while revised production costs will see fewer vehicles manufactured...

New timelines for Project Hoefyster

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Denel is proceeding with work to complete the development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, and expects to establish a...

Badger infantry fighting vehicle programme not at risk, Denel says

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State-owned defence company Denel has said its contract to supply new generation Badger infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the South African National Defence Force...

OTT Solutions advancing Ratel Service Life Extension Programme

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OTT Solutions is forging ahead with the development and testing of its Ratel Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) infantry fighting vehicle, which is being...

Armscor making little headway on Hoefyster and A-Darter projects

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There has been little forward movement on the Badger and A-Darter projects for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), which is still in the...

Badger set for public debut at Armed Forces Day

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An upbeat Mike Kgobe, interim Denel chief executive, has let personnel at the State-owned defence and technology conglomerate know seven Badgers – “our very...

OTT Solutions’ Ratel SLEP makes Lohatla debut for Exercise Vuk’uhlome 2022

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OTT Solutions brought its Ratel Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) vehicle to the South African Army’s Combat Training Centre at Lohatla in the Northern...

Parliamentary oversight visit to DLS not encouraging for Hoefyster

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Probably the most poignant comments to date on what is increasingly looking like a dead duck – Project Hoefyster – include “a sad sight”,...

Sat-Com’s panel-mount radio series evolves

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Several years ago, Sat-Com launched a new panel-mount radio and this has evolved into a successful new series of user-friendly radios. The Badger, Shark and...

Multiple new radio products from Sat-Com

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In response to customers requests, Namibia’s Sat-Com has developed an intercom system for armoured vehicles and tanks, adding to its growing range of radios...

Denel unable to deliver on Hoefyster contract; Armscor recommends cancellation

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Denel is unable to complete Project Hoefyster for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African Army due to insufficient capability, and consequently...

Hoefyster is another Denel casualty

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The sorry saga that is the new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) for the SA Army drags on with Armscor indicating “no significant progress” in...

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...

Ratel marks 43 years’ service as replacement slips further away

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week heard there was no progress on Project Hoefyster and the contract between Armscor,...

Troubled Badger project far behind, with little hope in sight

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Project Hoefyster, for the supply of 243 Badger infantry fighting vehicles for the South African Army, is nine years behind schedule with little hope...

Hoefyster the biggest threat to Denel – Hlahla

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The Hoefyster project for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African Army is the biggest threat to Denel’s financial stability, board chairperson...

Denel outlines its main South African projects and programmes

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Denel is busy with more than a dozen major projects and programmes for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), ranging from artillery upgrades...

Defence committee deeply concerned by Hoefyster problems

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is so concerned by the inability of Denel to deliver Badger infantry fighting vehicles to the South...

Product baseline close for Badger infantry combat vehicle

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is making progress towards series production of the Badger infantry combat vehicle, with the Section variant close to reaching product...

Under-performing Denel is the reason for Hoefyster problems – Armscor

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Denel’s inability is cited as a major reason for the more than four-year delay experienced to date in any tangible progress with the long-awaited...

Project Palama alive and well

At the Armed Forces 2020 media launch on 29 January, Acting Chief of the SA Army, Major General "Mannetjies" de Goede, spoke to defenceWeb...

Badger progresses to development stage for section variant

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It might be glacial but Denel is reporting progress on the much delayed Project Hoefyster that will eventually see the Badger replace the ageing...

South African Army not impressed with Hoefyster delays

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has expressed dissatisfaction with the delays by Denel Land Systems in delivering Badger infantry...

ThoroughTec delivering more simulators to the SANDF

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South African simulation house ThoroughTec Simulation is delivering simulators to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as part of several broader equipment acquisition...

Denel Land Systems still grappling with Badger vehicle

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is still battling with issues on the Badger infantry combat vehicle for the South African Army, which has seen delays...

New infantry combat vehicle “at least 32 months” behind schedule –...

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The replacement for the SA Army's Ratel infantry combat vehicle - the Badger – "has already been delayed by at least 32...

Denel prioritising employment equity on Badger programme

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Denel has said it welcomes the report by Armscor on the Denel Land Systems (DLS) employment equity compliance status on the flagship...

SANDF concerned about situation at Denel

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Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke, has said he is deeply concerned about the precarious financial...

Badger programme delayed due to money troubles at Denel

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The Hoefyster project, tasked with delivering a range of Badger infantry combat vehicles to the South African Army, has been delayed due...

Denel’s ten contracts that make a significant impact on its bottom...

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State-owned aerospace and defence conglomerate Denel has ten main contracts that make a significant impact on its financial results, including the Badger...

Healthy profit for Denel Land Systems

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Denel Land Systems' profits increased from R139 million in 2015/16 to R174 million for 2016/17 on the back of a number of...

R8 billion in contracts awarded to local defence industry in 2017/18

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The majority of contracts placed by Armscor from the 2017/18 Department of Defence (DoD) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) budgets...

First locally produced pre-production Badger expected later this year

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The Infantry Formation of the SA Army, especially those tasked with projects and acquisitions, will be keeping a weather eye on the...

“Problems” with Badger – SA Army Chief

SA Army boss, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, this week acknowledged there are "problems" with Badger, the new infantry fighting vehicle that will...

ThoroughTec delivers Badger simulators

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Denel Land Systems has begun receiving high-fidelity training simulators for the South African Army's new Badger Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV). The SA...

Finland reveals 2016 defence exports to Africa

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The Finnish government has released a report on its defence exports in 2016, which included weapons and equipment to a number of...

Badger service entry on track for 2019

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is on track to deliver the first 88 Badger Infantry Combat Vehicles to the South African Army by...

Badger to strut its stuff on the AAD mobility track

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An exhibit expected to attract much attention at next month's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show is the new infantry fighting vehicle...

Denel denies LMT claims over Gupta influence

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State owned arms company Denel has "categorically" denied that it has been captured by the Gupta family, after LMT Holdings accused it...

LMT alleges Gupta influence in Badger contract

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The shareholders of LMT Holdings have accused Denel of diverting a major contract for the Badger infantry fighting vehicle to VR Laser...

Badger reaches Product Baseline One milestone

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Late January saw the first real major project milestone in the production process of the SA Army's new infantry fighting vehicle –...

Major milestone reached in Badger IFV production

Late last month saw the first real major project milestone in the production process of the SA Army's new infantry fighting vehicle...

Four more Badgers coming the Army’s way

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The SA Army will ultimately have a fleet of 242 Badger infantry combat vehicles in nine variants as opposed to the original...

Denel goes big at DSEI

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One of the focal points of the Denel exhibit at this week's Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London is...

DLS is major contributor to Denel group revenue

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Denel Land Systems' (DLS) billing as a consolidated, project-based, systems designer and integrator of combat turrets, artillery and infantry systems, small arms...

Badger development on track after delays – DLS

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Patria is manufacturing the first 16 Badger platforms for the South African Army in Finland before production is handed over to South...

ThoroughTec supplying Badger simulators to SA Army

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Specialist simulator company ThoroughTec will be supplying simulators for four versions of the South African Army's new Badger infantry fighting vehicles. ThoroughTec has...

ThoroughTec supplying Badger simulators

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Proper production has yet to start on the Army's new infantry fighting vehicle but training of crews for all four Badger variants...

BAE Land Systems to supply sights for Badger IFV

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BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa has been confirmed as the third sub-contractor to date on the new SA Army Badger infantry...

Badgers to get Sagem’s MATIS thermal imagers

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Denel Land Systems has awarded French company Sagem a contract to supply its MATIS thermal imagers on the Badger infantry fighting vehicle...

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