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Armscor CEO leaves during notice period

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Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford was apparently working out a six month resignation period that was cut short last Friday (February 15) when the...

Armscor highs and lows in 2018

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Looking back on the year just about to end Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford points to three particular challenges the state-owned defence and security...

National security key to economic prosperity – Armscor

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Effective national security is key to economic prosperity, according to Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford, who believes that unless sovereign security is improved,...

Alternative funding, models needed for SA defence industry – Armscor

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The South African defence industry needs to find different funding methods and new models. This includes pursuing lucrative United Nations procurement in...

Defence Industry Fund set to bring fundamental change, drive transformation within...

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The launch of the Defence Industry Fund (DIF), held on 5 July 2018 at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, provided credence to the defence...

Defence Industry Fund set to bring fundamental change, drive transformation within...

The launch of the Defence Industry Fund was held on 5 July at the CSIR ICC, in Pretoria.The launch of the Defence Industry Fund...

SA Defence Industry Fund officially launched

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The long-awaited Defence Industry Fund (DIF) was launched on Thursday 5 July 2018. The fruit of the 2015 Defence Review and consultations...

Defence Industry Fund set to fast-track transformation in defence industry

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Parliament approved the Defence Review in June 2015. The Defence Review, as a national policy on defence, provides a long-term strategic view on the...

Defence Industry Fund set to fast-track transformation in defence industry

Armscor and AMD will be catalysts to help establish the fund, which will be owned and operated by a Financial Sector Conduct Authority-compliant company.Parliament...

SA defence industry performance declined in 2016/17 – Armscor CEO

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The 2016/17 financial year was, according to Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford, one in which there was "a significant and concerning decline"...

Clean audit again for Armscor

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Armscor has again achieved a clean audit report with no qualifications from the Auditor-General. This achievement solidifies the entity's prudent approach and adherence...

South African defence needs to be prioritised

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The South African defence sector needs to be given higher priority and allocated more funding in order to drive innovation, economic growth...

Armscor achieves yet another clean audit

The company has delivered on its goals set in the service level agreement with the Department of Defence for the 2016/17 financial year.Armscor has...

Armscor achieves yet another clean audit

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Armscor has yet again achieved a clean audit report with no qualifications from the Auditor General. This achievement solidifies the entity's prudent approach and...

Minister of defence hands over mobile laboratories to rural schools

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, in partnership with Armscor and the University of Fort Hare, officially handed over the mobile laboratories on Mandela Day.Minister of defence and...

Minister of defence hands over mobile laboratories to rural schools

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Minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, in partnership with Armscor and the University of Fort Hare (UFH), officially handed over mobile science...

Armscor achieved DoD goals in 2015/16

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Armscor maintains it has "overwhelmingly achieved all its goals" in terms of service level agreements (SLA) set with the Department of Defence...

Turnaround has made Armscor more relevant in South Africa – Wakeford

Armscor chief executive Kevin Wakeford this week told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) a strategic turnaround at the...

AAD 2016 exceeded expectations – Armscor chief executive

Trade visitors to last month's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition at AFB Waterkloof numbered just short of 34 000 over the...

AAD access and parking to be painless – Wakeford

The access and parking problems experienced by trade day visitors to Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) two years ago will not happen...

South Africa aggressively seeking UN business

Armscor has registered as a United Nations vendor and its first attempt at doing business with the world body's peacekeeping structures will...

Sukhoi Superjet will have a presence at AAD

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The South African aviation industry will have an opportunity to find out more about the Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 at the Africa...

African Unity pavilion a first at AAD 2016

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This year's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition will have a primary focus on the African continent, according to Kevin Wakeford, chief...

AAD has got the NCACC nod

All the right boxes have been ticked and there's no danger of this year's Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition being called...

No VIP aircraft Request for Offer issued yet by Armscor

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula might be "tired of waiting" for the acquisition of another VIP aircraft, according to Armscor...

Armscor keeping mum on VIP aircraft acquisition

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An Armscor project team has compiled a report for its chief executive following submissions of Requests for Information (RFI) for another VVIP...

Armscor keeping mum on VIP aircraft acquisition

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An Armscor project team has compiled a report for its chief executive following submissions of Requests for Information (RFI) for another VVIP...

Short acquisition timeframe means new VIP squadron addition likely to be...

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If Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's stated aim of having another VIP aircraft on the apron at Air Force Base...

Wakeford wants Armscor to contribute nationally, regionally and continentally

The man who has been in a driver's seat at Armscor for six months has brought a phrase not much used in...

Armscor chairman welcomes new chief executive

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The man who ensured Armscor consistently received unqualified audits from the Auditor General during his tenure as acting chief executive has gone...

Wakeford is new Armscor chief executive

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The man head-hunted by Armscor to be chief executive of the state's defence and security procurement agency, Kevin Wakeford, has business experience...