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ISS: Can Project Biro help Africa to overcome its maritime security...

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A conference held on Project Biro in Simon's Town last month marks an important step for improving South Africa's maritime security. Project...

Istanbul Shipyard interested in Project Biro

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Turkish company Istanbul Shipyard is seeking to take part in the South African Navy's Project Biro competition for new offshore and inshore...

Nautic Africa launches OPS 241 vessel for Nigeria

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Nautic Africa has launched another militarised cargo/utility vessel for Nigeria. It will be based at Port Harcourt and used for a variety...

SA has what it takes to meet Navy’s new vessel requirements...

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South Africa's shipbuilding industry says it is still capable of locally building the new vessels required by the South African Navy, with...

South Africa to build own Offshore Patrol Vessels

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South Africa is planning to locally build the new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to be acquired under Project Biro to replace the...

French Navy commissions L’Adroit offshore patrol vessel

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The French Navy has commissioned the Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) L'Adroit, which it will evaluate over the next three years. L'Adroit was...

Plans for Salisbury Island elaborated

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The South African Navy has shared more details of how it plans to enlarge its presence at Salisbury Island in Durban. Salisbury...

Navy budget in doldrums

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Despite a stated requirement for patrol vessels (Project Biro), the South Africa Navy's already-tiny budget will grow at just 7.6 percent over...

Veecraft to market Navantia OPVs to South Africa

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Navantia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South African shipbuilder Veecraft Marine to market Navantia's Avante class offshore and inshore patrol...

Biro moved right again?

The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) suggest that the South African Navy's (SAN) Project Biro has been postponed. "The projected increase of...

Brazil buys ocean patrol vessels

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The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract worth £133 million with BAE Systems for the supply of three ocean patrol vessels and...

SADC pirate summit next month: Siulu

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In a bid to deal more effectively with pirates, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is to hold a summit at the...

Contracts awarded up to August 12, 2011

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Armscor, the state arms acquisition agency, has awarded the following contracts: SA Army ...

IMT wins Biro work

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The South African Navy (SAN) has awarded the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) a R1 231 779.70 contract for strategic technology and...

Diesel generators for SAS Protea

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Cape company Electrowave (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a R6.1 million contract to supply, fit and commission two diesel driven generator sets...

Biro RfI issued: Jane’s

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The South African Navy (SAN) has issued a request for information (RfI) for both offshore and inshore patrol vessels, Jane's understands from...

SADC defence chiefs to talk maritime security next week

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The chiefs of the armed forces of the Southern African Development Community will be meeting next week in South Africa to discuss...

SA looking to monitor EEZ

South Africa's recently approved – but as yet unpublished – maritime security strategy includes plans to cover the country's entire exclusive economic...

First Gowind OPV launched

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The first DCNS Gowind-type offshore patrol vessel has been launched one year after construction work began. The building and outfitting of the...

Navy cranking up for Biro?

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The South African Navy has issued the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) in Simon's Town a request for quotation (RFQ) for "strategic...

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