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Navy stocks up on submarine optronics depot spares

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The South African Navy has ordered further stocks of "depot spares" from Carl Zeiss Optronics for its fleet of three Heroine-class...

Vital sealanes off Yemen secure – US navy chief

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Vital shipping lanes off Yemen's coast will remain secure despite turmoil in the country and naval forces can be rapidly deployed if...

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 cranking up for Biro?

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The South African Navy has issued the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) in Simon's Town a request for quotation (RFQ) for "strategic...

Navy demonstrates its World Cup capabilities

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The South African Navy has hosted a Maritime Capability Demonstration to demonstrate its capability and readiness for June's soccer World Cup. Captain (SAN)...

Fact file: Chiefs of the South African Navy

The head of the SA Navy is called the Chief of the SA Navy. Below follows a list of all incumbents in...

Fact file: Ranking African Navies

The ranking of navies is highly controversial. Retired Rear Admiral (and now consultant) Rolf Hauter says he is "rather sceptical of ranking...

African navies declining

African navies are – a few exceptions aside - in a state of decline. That's the view of a colloquium of naval...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...