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New timelines for Project Hoefyster

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Denel is proceeding with work to complete the development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, and expects to establish a...

Badger infantry fighting vehicle programme not at risk, Denel says

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State-owned defence company Denel has said its contract to supply new generation Badger infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the South African National Defence Force...

Armscor making little headway on Hoefyster and A-Darter projects

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There has been little forward movement on the Badger and A-Darter projects for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), which is still in the...

Paramount positions Mbombe 8 as Hoefyster alternative

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The Paramount Group achieved major export successes with its Mbombe range of infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) and is now turning toward the domestic ...

OTT Solutions’ Ratel SLEP makes Lohatla debut for Exercise Vuk’uhlome 2022

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OTT Solutions brought its Ratel Service Life Extension Programme (SLEP) vehicle to the South African Army’s Combat Training Centre at Lohatla in the Northern...

Opinion: Finding what’s “real” in defence portfolio committee presentations

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Pretoria-based James Kerr heads up Orion Consulting and provides, among others, management, marketing, pricing and strategic planning services to industry sectors including the South...

Denel unable to deliver on Hoefyster contract; Armscor recommends cancellation

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Denel is unable to complete Project Hoefyster for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African Army due to insufficient capability, and consequently...

Hoefyster is another Denel casualty

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The sorry saga that is the new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) for the SA Army drags on with Armscor indicating “no significant progress” in...

DoD updates cabinet on major acquisition projects

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Project Hoefyster, for new Badger infantry fighting vehicles for the SA Army, is not feasible in its current form and there is concern Projects...

Troubled Badger project far behind, with little hope in sight

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Project Hoefyster, for the supply of 243 Badger infantry fighting vehicles for the South African Army, is nine years behind schedule with little hope...

Still no clarity on Hoefyster

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Addressing the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week, Armscor’s chief executive pointed out the agency’s core function was to acquire...

Denel’s Hoefyster contract a disaster – Judge Raymond Zondo

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When told of ongoing delays in the manufacture and delivery of new infantry combat vehicles for the SA Army, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo...

Hoefyster the biggest threat to Denel – Hlahla

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The Hoefyster project for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African Army is the biggest threat to Denel’s financial stability, board chairperson...

Denel outlines its main South African projects and programmes

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Denel is busy with more than a dozen major projects and programmes for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), ranging from artillery upgrades...

Defence committee deeply concerned by Hoefyster problems

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is so concerned by the inability of Denel to deliver Badger infantry fighting vehicles to the South...

Product baseline close for Badger infantry combat vehicle

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is making progress towards series production of the Badger infantry combat vehicle, with the Section variant close to reaching product...

SA Army Chief slams Denel over Project Hoefyster delays

SA Army Chief slms Denel over Project Hoefyster delays

Project Hoefyster “severely affected” – Gulube

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Major delays in delivery of the SA Army's new infantry combat vehicle are affecting overall modernisation of the SA National Defence Force...

Denel prioritising employment equity on Badger programme

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Denel has said it welcomes the report by Armscor on the Denel Land Systems (DLS) employment equity compliance status on the flagship...

Badger programme delayed due to money troubles at Denel

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The Hoefyster project, tasked with delivering a range of Badger infantry combat vehicles to the South African Army, has been delayed due...

Healthy profit for Denel Land Systems

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Denel Land Systems' profits increased from R139 million in 2015/16 to R174 million for 2016/17 on the back of a number of...

DoD outlines equipment acquisition plans

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) aims to acquire medium and light transport aircraft, infantry combat vehicles, mobile water provisioning systems,...

Finland reveals 2016 defence exports to Africa

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The Finnish government has released a report on its defence exports in 2016, which included weapons and equipment to a number of...

Badger service entry on track for 2019

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is on track to deliver the first 88 Badger Infantry Combat Vehicles to the South African Army by...

SANDF projects

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Given the overall lack of budget, there is little money available for the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for capital acquisition....

LMT alleges Gupta influence in Badger contract

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The shareholders of LMT Holdings have accused Denel of diverting a major contract for the Badger infantry fighting vehicle to VR Laser...

Badgers to get Sagem’s MATIS thermal imagers

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Denel Land Systems has awarded French company Sagem a contract to supply its MATIS thermal imagers on the Badger infantry fighting vehicle...

Badger IFV manufacturing to start within 24 months

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Serial production of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) for the South African Army will start within the coming 24 months, with...

Denel touts 2013 highlights

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South African defence and aerospace conglomerate Denel says it is well on the way to business sustainability and has highlighted a number...

SA Army to receive first of 238 Badgers in 2015

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The first of 238 Badger infantry combat vehicle will roll off Denel's production facilities in October 2015, rejuvenating the South African Army's...

SA Army: Too few troops to go around

There are currently too few soldiers available to carry out all the tasks assigned to the South African Army. Chief of the...

Denel has secured R5 billion export order book over the last...

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State owned aerospace and defence company Denel has secured R5 billion worth of export orders during the 2011/2012 financial year and will...

More inertia on Hoefyster

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The Department of Defence has not yet placed a production order for the Hoefyster project. The Chief Defence Materiél Antonie Visser says...

Armour R&D continues at Armscor

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The Defence Materiel Division has awarded the Armour Development division of the Amscor Defence Institutes (Pty) Ltd a small contract to continue...

Army orders more Starstreak, HF radios

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The South African Army has placed significant defence orders with a variety of contractors for a new generation of high frequency radios,...

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,...