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Biro, Hotel shows up in Navy SDA

The National Treasury has started funding the South African Navy's acquisition of a new survey ship and off-shore patrol vessels. The Estimates of...

Fact file: River-class inshore patrol vessel/minehunter

South Africa acquired these German-designed vessels under the guise of "research vessels". In fact they were very capable minehunters fitted with sophisticated...

Fact file: Warrior-class offshore patrol vessel

South Africa contracted with Israel for six of these vessels in 1974 – three to be built in Israel and the rest...

Navy needs survey ship, PVs by 2015

The SA Navy will need a replacement hydrographic survey vessel as well as new offshore as well as inshore patrol vessels (PV)...

Africa needs OPVs

Each one of Africa's 37 littoral states needs at least one offshore patrol vessel to secure their exclusive economic zones. That is...

Whereto for defence in 2010?

A happy and prosperous 2010 to all our readers. Allow me the trite observation that this will be a busy year for us,...

Navantia sets patrol boat afloat for Venezuela

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This is the second ocean-going patrol boat for surveillance of the exclusive economic zone (POVZEE) ordered by the Venezuelan Navy in 2005 26-10-2009.-...

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