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R1.4 billion allocated for SA Navy submarine and frigate refit

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National Treasury has allocated nearly one and a half billion rand to the South African Navy for the refit of one of its three...

Egyptian Navy accepts first Meko frigate from TKMS

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the first Meko A200EN frigate ordered by Egypt, with three more due to be delivered to the...

SA Navy in danger of losing frigate and submarine capabilities due...

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The South African Navy over the coming years risks losing its frigate and submarine capabilities if the current state of funding continues. This is according...

Armscor holds bidders meeting for frigate waterjet study

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Armscor recently held a bidders' conference on the functional study for the improvement of the waterjet propulsion system on the South African...

Waterjets a focus area of Project Syne frigate upgrade

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One of the items on the South African Navy's four Valour class frigates that will receive attention during Project Syne, for their...

First Algerian Meko frigate floated

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The first of two Algerian Navy Meko A200 frigates has been undocked and floated at a dockyard in Kiel, Germany. The vessel was...

All hail the OPV

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Will Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) be the workhorse of all Navies in the future? This is the question that you could asked yourself...

Moroccan Navy receives third and final SIGMA frigate

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Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has handed over the third and final Sigma-class frigate to the Moroccan navy, Allal Ben Abdellah, The frigate...

Algeria buying Chinese frigates

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Algeria has signed a contract with China Shipbuilding Trading Company for three light frigates, after ordering two Meko A-200N frigates from Germany's...

Amatola to be repaired by March

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed the replacement of the port diesel engine of the SAS Amatola will...

Navy does more business with Oto Melera

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The South African Navy has placed a R628 996,42 order with Oto Melara SpA of La Spezia, Italy, for the procurement of...

Pakistan launches frigate

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Pakistan has launched its fourth and last F-22P Zulfiquar (Sword) class general purpose frigate. The PNS Aslat was built at the...

Badly written report sinks arms deal probe: paper

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The Mail & Guardian newspaper reports a poorly written six-page memorandum littered with contradictions, inaccuracies, poor spelling and bad grammar informed the...

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...

Navy contracts for new frigate optical radar trackers

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The South African Navy has awarded Reutech Radar Systems a R8.417 million contract to research and development a replacement optical radar tracker...

SAS Isandlwana making heavy weather in South Atlantic rescue

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The South African Navy Valour-class frigate, SAS Isandlwana, is encountering heavy weather – rain and strong wind – in the South Atlantic....

Navy frigate on South Atlantic rescue mission

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The South African Navy has deployed a frigate to Tristan da Cunha island in the South Atlantic ocean to provide medical support...

Navy ready to defend World Cup

The South African Navy says it is ready to protect coastal FIFA soccer World Cup sites and will deploy a Valour-class frigate...

Fact file: Valour-class small guided missile frigates

The Valour-class frigate is a multi-purpose and multi-capable vessel suitable for executing various naval missions. Frigates are the workhorses of any navy....

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)...

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