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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,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...