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CSIR and ATNS expand passive radar testing

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and South Africa’s Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) company will trial innovative passive radar technology...

CSIR develops firepower upgrade package for Mamba APCs

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a firepower enhancement package for the Mamba armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is being...

AISI provides opportunities for young engineers

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Potchefstroom-based research and development company OnTrack Technologies is one of the recipients of Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) funding, and has used this to...

CSIR’s simulation systems enhance electronic warfare training, research and development

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed numerous cutting-edge simulation systems for electronic warfare training, research and development, and many of...

Launch of SA’s own radar satellites could take place in three...

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South African satellites could soon be in orbit providing almost continuous real-time remote radar sensing of the continent. This would give defence and intelligence...

Aerospace and defence remain key CSIR focus areas

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) plays a significant role in developing the South African aerospace and defence industry, and in addition...

CSIR developing hydrogen-powered UAV

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is busy with the development of a hydrogen-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using locally developed fuel...

Poverty and inequality are a national security risk to South Africa

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High levels of unemployment and poverty are a high national security risk to South Africa as they are drivers of crime and instability, and...

Science and technology under the spotlight at upcoming CSIR conference

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is bringing together scientific experts, academia and industry leaders from around the world to look at...

CSIR’s K-Line fire detection camera now UAV-mounted

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) successfully tested its K-Line fire detection camera on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The camera was...

CSIR showcasing security innovations at AAD

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing a C-Band phased array synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload with support from the Department...

CSIR and SIU team up to fight cybercrime

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On the same day Hawks head Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya told the country corruption is undermining safety in South Africa, a partnership to fight...

Peacekeeper protection, training, and telemedicine under the spotlight at UN Symposium

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The United Nations’ 6th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium is scheduled to take place at the CSIR in Pretoria from 21 to...

AISI adds maritime to its menu

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AISI, a CSIR effort to boost the South African aerospace industry, has widened its focus to include the maritime sector. The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative,...

Hensoldt SA launches new naval surveillance radar

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Hensoldt South Africa has announced a newly developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) surveillance radar for naval, land and air applications. The ‘Quadome’ is a...

CSIR EW simulation training tool to evaluate infrared missile threats

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South Africa’s premier research and development agency – the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) - with commercialisation and industrialisation at the forefront...

Defence and defence industry applications for CSIR surveillance system

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Surveillance and protection of assets, be they publicly or privately owned or managed, is ongoing with the brainpower of the Council for Scientific and...

The Past Week in Defence #47 (29 March – 4 April...

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As Africa’s leading defence news portal, defenceWeb aims to give you the latest updates on African defence, the South African National Defence Force and...

Hensoldt South Africa and CSIR partner on radar development

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Hensoldt South Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have signed co-development and license agreements for the development of new-generation radar...

CSIR gears up to bring relevant science and technology conversations to...

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A South African born surgeon living in the United States of America – and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector,...

CSIR marks 75 years of improving South African lives

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reached a significant milestone as 5 October marked 75 years of existence. Establish in 1945, the CSIR...

CSIR produces anti-poaching guide

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Proof of the range of topics the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) invests brainpower, time and funds into comes with an anti-poaching...

SMMEs sought to support aeronautics, defence and space sectors

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The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) is part of Minister Ebrahim Patel’s Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce (DTIC) and is looking at South...

CSIR data contributing to SA’s COVID-19 fight

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) technology and data will enable South Africa to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “As...

Bruiser 112 testing going smoothly

Bruisertech is making swift progress on the blast trials of its Bruiser 112 armoured personnel carrier (APC), with landmine and improvised explosive device (IED)...

Bruiser 112 making good progress with blast testing

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Bruisertech is making swift progress on the blast trials of its Bruiser 112 armoured personnel carrier (APC), with landmine and improvised explosive device (IED)...

CSIR’s Cmore tapped for COVID-19 situational awareness

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Cmore situational awareness system is being customised to service the COVID-19 coronavirus response in South Africa. This...

Innovative add-on armour package for military vehicles

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Skills in disciplines including ballistics and detonics at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) were utilised to develop a cost-effective protection solution...

DEST Conference 2019 prepares SANDF engineers, technologists and technicians for the...

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The Department of Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) this week explored the Department of Defence (DoD) preparing for the fourth industrial revolution...

Innovation and passion under the spotlight at Aeronautical Society Conference

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The theme of this year’s Aeronautical Society of South Africa Annual Conference was African Aerospace: Innovation and Passion and it examined local and international...

CSIR proposes study into robotic wingman for SAAF

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A robotic wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle, could be well suited to South African Air Force (SAAF) requirements, says a senior a...

Paramount certifies Mbombe 4 after blast trials

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Paramount Group has received final certification for its Mbombe 4x4 armoured vehicle after undergoing blast testing that proved the integrity of its flat-floor mine-resistant...

Multiple projects lined up for world’s largest 3D printer at the...

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) 3D metal printer – the largest of its kind in the world - is being used...

CSIR to provide weather monitoring support to Transnet

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of...

New Executive Manager for CSIR Defence and Security

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has announced the appointment of Sipho Mbhokota as the new Executive Manager for CSIR Defence and...

CSIR progressing with UAV developments

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is getting ready for flight testing of its Long Endurance Modular Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (LEMU), which...

CSIR to embark on new strategy

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will soon launch a new strategy under Project Synapse to grow the development and localisation of...

CSIR developing synthetic aperture radar

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology for aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and satellites. The Council...

CSIR enhances cyber offerings

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is promoting its wide array of cyber defence and security offerings, including a cyber test range,...

CSIR continues to deliver DRFM devices

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) continues to deliver its Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) devices, used in electronic warfare applications, to...

CSIR evolves surveillance camera

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a lighter, cheaper and more compact version of its Otus surveillance camera, which is...

CSIR develops explosion detection system

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed an explosion detection and active mitigation system designed to protect against threats such as...

CSIR continues to refine active aerostat

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed what is most likely a completely unique active aerostat which it hopes to offer...

CSIR develops low-cost add-on armour

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a low-cost add-on protection package to protect armoured vehicles against explosive attacks, especially by...

SANDF sending hand-launched UAVs to the DRC

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The South African National Defence Force is deploying hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicles to its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the...

CSIR’s passive radar system now running at five sites

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) passive radar system has been rolled out to five different sites in the North-Eastern part of...

CSIR pursuing small jet engine development

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been developing a small gas turbine engine for the last three years and is close...

CSIR develops wide area surveillance system for armoured vehicles

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a panoramic 360 degree Wide Area Surveillance System which would give armoured vehicle crews...

CSIR unveils gunshot and missile detection system

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unveiled an optical-based gunshot and missile detection system that is quite unique in that it...

CSIR showcases defence and security technology

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has displayed some of the innovative technologies being developed by its divisions, from unmanned aerial vehicles...