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Mechem clears thousands of landmines in Turkey

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The enviable reputation built up by Denel Group company Mechem continues to grow with a report from Turkey showing it removed more than four...

Swords into ploughshares – an integral part of the Mechem legacy

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Denel maintains it has long left behind its history as a major supplier of apartheid South Africa's weapons of war to being...

South African deminers achieve major success in global conflict zone

Demining teams from Mechem have lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on the eastern border of Turkey. Demining teams from Mechem...

South African deminers achieve major success in global conflict zone

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Demining teams from Mechem have lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on the eastern border of Turkey. This is regarded...

Mechem making a mark with demining in Turkey

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Mechem demining teams lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on Turkey's eastern border - a task regarded as...

More Casspirs ready for delivery to African client

Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover.Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover and shipment to...

More Casspirs ready for delivery to African client

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Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover and shipment to an African client. This forms part of a total order...

Denel Mechem developing new unmanned ground vehicle

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Denel Mechem hopes to have its new demining and air sampling unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) fully operational by December this year, adding...

Mechem dogs doing their bit to counter rhino and other wildlife...

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Tracker dogs trained by Denel are having increasing success in curbing the smuggling of rhino horn and ivory in the Kruger National...

Denel Mechem developing smaller Casspir

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Denel Mechem is busy developing a smaller version of its Casspir armoured personnel carrier in response to market demand, with the new...

Security concerns, smuggling lead to rising demand for canine sleuths

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Escalating global concerns about aviation safety and border security are contributing to a rapid growth in demand for South African-trained sniffer dogs. Mechem is one...

Security concerns, smuggling lead to rising demand for canine sleuths

Detection teams trained by Denel are used by governments, nature conservation bodies, police services and the private sector.Escalating global concerns about aviation safety and...

Demand for sniffer dogs on the increase

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Escalating global concerns regarding aviation safety and border security are contributing to a rapid growth in demand for South African trained sniffer...

Trusted Casspir adds firepower to mine-protection qualities

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The versatility and range of Denel's Casspir mine-protected vehicles have been expanded to accommodate the firepower requirements of different clients. This will attract the...

Trusted Casspir adds firepower to mine-protection qualities

In the latest development of Denel's Casspir 2000, clients can select the type and range of firepower required to be fitted onto the vehicle. The versatility...

Denel offering firepower versions of its Casspir 2000

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Denel Mechem is offering its latest generation Casspir 2000 mine-protected vehicle in a variety of firepower versions, such as mortar, anti-tank and...

Unexploded military ordnance “seriously injures” Limpopo man

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The dangers posed by unexploded ordnance have again been brought forcibly home with serious injuries sustained by a resident of a village...

Mechem supplying armoured vehicles to UN under new long-term contract

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Ten Casspir armoured personnel have been shipped to Sudan as the first part of a new long-term agreement with the United Nations...

Denel Mechem unveils Casspir Eland recovery vehicle

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Denel Mechem has added a new vehicle to its lineup, the Casspir Eland heavy duty recovery vehicle. The Eland is in 6X6...

Mechem demining and IED skills put to good use in Pretoria

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The special skills employed by Denel Mechem in its demining and improvised explosive device (IED) clearing business have been transferred to Pretoria...

DLS is major contributor to Denel group revenue

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Denel Land Systems' (DLS) billing as a consolidated, project-based, systems designer and integrator of combat turrets, artillery and infantry systems, small arms...

Denel Mechem dogs to track poachers in Kruger

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The tracking skills of Denel Mechem's trained dogs will now be used to sniff out rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park. Specially...

Denel Mechem producing Casspir cargo truck

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A new addition to Denel Land Systems division Mechem's vehicle lineup is the ‘Blesbok' cargo truck version of the Casspir mine-resistant vehicle,...

New mining, camp contracts for Denel Mechem

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Denel Mechem has received several new demining contracts, in Kuwait and the DRC, and continues to expand into the field camp business...

Big orders for Denel Mechem dogs

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Specialist de-mining company Denel Mechem, a division of Denel Land Systems, has received a number of large orders for its trained dogs,...

Mechem’s ambulances in UN service in Somalia

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Three mine-protected ambulances manufactured by Denel Mechem are already in successful service with the UN in Somalia. The wide-body vehicles based on Mechem's...

Mechem support integral to UN work in Somalia

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An indication of the commitment Denel Group company Mechem has to bringing peace to war-torn Somalia is in the number of people...

Field camps now a major part of Mechem business

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Specialist de-mining company Mechem is providing field camp services to the United Nations, and this has become a big part of the...

Mechem dogs a hit in Africa

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Specialist de-mining company Mechem sold approximately 120 dogs to African customers last year, to be used for the detection of a wide...

Mechem about to ship first Casspir wide body ambulances

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Specialist Denel division Mechem is about to ship off the first three wide body ambulance versions of its popular Casspir armoured personnel...

Mine Action Day marks progress in demining around the world

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Today is International Day for Mine Awareness and employees of Denel's specialist division, Mechem, look back on a job well done over...

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...

Angola orders Casspirs

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Angola has ordered 45 Casspir mine-resistant armoured vehicles from Denel, the company has revealed. The order, disclosed by Denel Land Systems (DLS) CEO...

Mechem hostages in Senegal released

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After 72 days in captivity, nine Senegalese Denel Land Systems (DLS)/Mechem employees have been released unharmed and without any ransom being paid. They...

Bodies of Mechem dead back in South Africa

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The bodies of two Mechem employees killed in an attack on a UN compound in Mogadishu have been flown back to South...

Some Mechem hostages released in Senegal

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Three of 12 Senegalese employed by South African specialist demining company, Mechem, have been released after they were taken hostage by rebels...

Red Cross helping to secure release of Mechem deminers in Senegal

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has also become involved in the Mechem hostage situation in Senegal and is assisting...

Mechem sells CASSPIR 2000s to Benin and the UN

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Landmine clearance company Denel Mechem has recently sold ten CASSPIR 2000 mine protected vehicles to Benin and has 15 on order with...

Mechem profits up for 2012, confirmed order book down

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Mine clearing company Mechem's turnover and earnings for the 2012 financial year are up compared to the previous year, reaching an all-time...

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...

Two Denel specialists arrested in disputed Sudan border region

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Sudan has arrested a Briton, a Norwegian, a South African and a South Sudanese, accusing them of illegally entering a disputed oil-producing...

Mechem dogs a success in Benin

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Sniffer dogs trained by Mechem, a subsidiary of state arsenal Denel have uncovered a major drug smuggling operation in the West African...

Mechem assists United Nations in African mineclearing

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South African mine clearing company Mechem has 212 personnel deployed across Africa in support of United Nations and African Union peacekeeping operations,...

Re-sowing of landmines an issue in Sudan

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The re-sowing of landmines in areas cleared by deminers is merging as a problem in the borderlands between north and south Sudan....