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Only one of SA Navy’s four frigates operational; no submarines serviceable

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The majority of the South African Navy’s primary combat vessels are not operational, with the frigate SAS Mendi’s seaworthiness prioritised for Armed Forces Day...

No midlife refits coming anytime soon for SAN frigates and submarines

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National Treasury has stated that there is little scope for additional funding for the mid-life refit of the South African Navy’s frigates and submarines,...

SA Navy frigate and submarine midlife upgrades on hold

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Yet another indicator of the sorry state the South African military finds itself in comes in the latest Armscor annual report where it is...

Denel partnering with TKMS on upgrading SA Navy’s frigates and submarines

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Denel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) covering the support of the South African Navy's...

Mid-life upgrades for SA Navy Valour Class frigates

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The South African Navy's Valour class frigates will benefit from a mid-life upgrade over the next 10 years to extend service life...

Saab receives order from Thailand

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Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Royal Thai Navy for the upgrading of the Combat Systems on the frigates...

Parliamentary Question: DoDMV: frigates

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QUESTION NUMBER 1020 DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25 MARCH 2011 Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (a)...

New captains for three SA frigates

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The South African Navy this morning changed the command of three of its four Valour-class frigates during a single parade. Rear Admiral...