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Reutech supplying weapons and radars for Biro, Hotel

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Reutech is supplying Super Sea Rogue turrets, machinegun turrets and radars for the four vessels being acquired by the South African Navy under Projects...

First Project Biro vessel to be handed over next month

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The first multi-mission offshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) being acquired for the South African Navy is currently undergoing sea trials and will be handed over...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town celebrates keel laying for third SA Navy...

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On 22 October, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) held a keel-laying ceremony for the third Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) that DSCT is building...

Funding sufficient for Projects Hotel and Biro to be completed

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The Department of Defence (DoD) has reprioritised funding to ensure sufficient money is available to honour the full acquisition of inshore patrol vessels and...

DoD updates cabinet on major acquisition projects

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Project Hoefyster, for new Badger infantry fighting vehicles for the SA Army, is not feasible in its current form and there is concern Projects...

Still no clarity on Hoefyster

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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...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town lays keel for second SA Navy inshore...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has laid the keel of the second inshore patrol vessel (IPV) for the South African Navy that it is...

Project Biro on schedule, with delivery for mid-2021

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Project Biro, for the construction three new inshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy, is well on track, with the first vessel to...

OSI to supply Project Biro navigation, mission management and tracking systems

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Canadian company OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed of a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) in support of Project Biro...

Armscor finally orders inshore patrol vessels for SA Navy

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State defence acquisition agency Armscor has placed an order for three inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) from Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) under...

South Africa boosts naval capabilities but can it afford an expansion?

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In February 2017, South Africa announced the preferred bidders for two of the largest naval programmes in Africa, with the South African...

What next for the local design capacity on Projects Biro and...

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Armscor recently confirmed that it has awarded Project Hotel, for a new hydrographic survey ship for the SA Navy, to Durban-based Southern...

DoD outlines equipment acquisition plans

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) aims to acquire medium and light transport aircraft, infantry combat vehicles, mobile water provisioning systems,...

Southern African Shipyards using Vard design to meet SA Navy hydrographic...

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Southern African Shipyards has been selected as the preferred bidder to supply a new hydrographic survey vessel to the South African Navy,...

Damen and SA Shipyards in the lead to build new Navy...

Armscor has announced the preferred bidders to supply the SA Navy with seven new hulls more than two years after tenders were...

China’s Poly Defence partners with Denel

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Denel and Poly Technologies, part of China's mammoth state owned Poly Defence group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces...

SANDF projects

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Given the overall lack of budget, there is little money available for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for capital acquisition....

CSTC will help SAS rejuvenate South African maritime industry

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The China Shipbuilding and Trading Company (CSTC) will use its expertise to assist Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in the rebuilding of South...

Abeking & Rasmussen signs agreements with Cape companies for Project Biro

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German ship builder Abeking & Rasmussen has partnered with a number of Cape-based companies, including DCD Marine, to bid for the supply...

Paramount teaming with Navantia and Austal on Biro

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Paramount Naval Systems is teaming with shipbuilders Navantia and Austal on Project Biro for three inshore and three offshore patrol vessels for...

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