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Panel to be established to oversee SoE salaries

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Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan says she has set up a nine-person panel to oversee the much-criticised remuneration of top executives at...

Denel, MBDA partnership still on cards: source

The South African government is at loggerheads over the future of a mooted tie-up between Denel Dynamics and MBDA, the missile-arm...

Airbus plan to export 500 A400M

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Airbus Military A400M head Domingo Urena says he sees an export market for at least 500 of the aircraft – in addition...

Spain in bid to move Airbus jobs from UK. SA next?

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Spain and Britain are heading for a clash over the location of hundreds of aviation jobs as European governments complete a bailout...

Denel confirms whites not part of targetted skills programmes

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The Denel Group has confirmed a training opportunity for 41 artisans are not open to whites – this after the trade union...

Denel Aviation appoints new CEO

Denel Aviation Board has appointed Mike Kgobe as the company's new CE with effect from March 1. He replace Ismail Dockrat who...

OTB supporting Good Hope IV

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The Bundesamt fûr Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung (BWB),the German equivalent to South Africa's Armscor arms acquisition agency, has contracted Denel's Overberg Test Range...

Ismail Dockrat new DSA CE

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Ismail Dockrat is the new CE of aerostructures manufacturing company Denel Saab Aerospace. He will assume leadership of the business with effect...

Denel’s 4% increase not keeping up with cost of living

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The trade union Solidarity has shot down Denel's reaction to the trade union's warning that the group's 6000 employees will not accept...

Solidarity baulks at 4% Denel increase

Solidarity, the trade union, says it is unacceptable that Denel only plans a 4% salary increase for staff this year. The state...

Fact file: Denel 35mm Dual Purpose Gun

The Denel 35mm Dual Purpose gun is a standard close-in weapon system aboard the Valour-class frigates. ...

Fact file: Denel CSH2 Rooivalk

The Rooivalk may well be a dinosaur that survived its mass extinction. The Rooivalk was conceived in the 1980s as a tank-buster...

Fact file: Denel Dynamics Umkhonto short-range infra-red-guided point air defence missile...

South Africa joined the handful of nations to have fielded a functional operational naval anti-missile air defence systems with the successful firing...

Denel expects another bath

State arsenal Denel is expecting another loss for the financial year to 31 March 2010. Figures released at a Committee on Public...

Recent ICT contracts

Armscor, the state arms acquisition agency, has placed further information and communications technology contracts with the South African defence industry. They are: ...

SA should rescue US$ 45 million AgustaWestland deal: DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says government, state arms acquisition agency Armscor and the Denel arsenal must act to save a bungled "US$...

R30.5m to maintain, upgrade R4

The South African National Defence Force is to spend about R30 million to maintain, repair and modify its R4 assault rifle and...

SA govt orders R183 million in munitions

The South African government has ordered ammunition and pyrotechnics worth R183 million since August last year to replenish stocks that have not...

Investigation into parastatals coming soon: unions

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Trade unions say Denel, Armscor, Transnet, South African Airways and other parastatals will soon come under the spotlight at a summit that...

SAA, Denel “golden handshakes” cost R246.6 over 10 years

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Huge payouts to the failed departing CEOs of South Africa's aviation and defence parastatals have cost the South African public at least...

Theo Kleynhans acting DSA CE

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A special meeting of the board of Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) on Friday has appointed Theo Kleynhans as the new acting CE...

Police up arsenal

South Africa's police have ordered another 4000 pistols for its new recruits, taking orders in the last four years for the police...

Business as usual at DSA: Board, Sadik

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The Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) board says it is "business as usual" at the company despite the resignation of CE Lana Kinley...

Lana Kinley quits DSA

Denel Saab Aerostructures CE Lana Kinley has resigned from the embattled parastatal. Kinley confirmed the move to defenceWeb but referred all further...

Opinion: Embracing “green soldiering”

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The ongoing international focus on "defensive" as opposed to "offensive" military interventions has seen a significant commitment of defence industries around the...

Fact file: Denel M1 Oryx

The Denel M1 Oryx is the standard – and only – medium utility helicopter of the South African Air Force.     ...

A400M flies – but costs reportedly balloon 11bn euro

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport has made a successful three hour 47 minute (27 minute first flight, just over a...

It flies! The A400M makes first flight

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport took off from Seville airport this morning at 11.15am South African time – 10.15am...

Denel Saab Aerostructures announces retrenchments

Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) is to retrench staff to cut costs in order to combat insufficient income, the global recession and the...

Ammo disposal plant shows little progress

Plans to build an ammunition demolition plant remain at pre-feasibility stage, despite being in the works since at least 2004.     Defence minister...

Denel bail-out R8bn to date: DA

State arsenal Denel has received Treasury assistance of R8.82 billion to date and not R3.5 billion as stated by the company, says the parliamentary...