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SA defence industry out in force at Exercise Vuk’uhlome 2023

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The South African defence industry showed its mettle at the Army's Exercise Vuk’uhlome Distinguished Visitors Day on 22 November, not only exhibiting its solutions...

No South African arms exports to Israel – NCACC

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has, in the wake of the Gaza conflict, reiterated that South Africa does not supply weaponry to...

Paramount and AAL moving forward with composite rotor blade production

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Paramount and its United Arab Emirates-based partner AAL Group have successfully completed initial testing of their composite helicopter blades for Mi-type helicopters. AAL’s team, in...

Anti-Israel protesters at Paramount Midrand campus

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Paramount, an international aerospace and defence company and manufacturer with South African origins, was the target of protesters for supposedly supplying arms to Israel. A...

DRC police operating Paramount Maatla armoured vehicles

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The Police Nationale Congolaise has been confirmed as the operator of newly acquired Maatla armoured vehicles. Fifteen of the Paramount-manufactured vehicles were handed over to...

Paramount and Jatunapas lead the 4×4 combat vehicle charge in Thailand

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Paramount’s partnership with Thailand to produce the Mbombe 4 armoured vehicle in the Southeast Asian country is seeing tangible progress, with trials of the...

Paramount’s naval business pivots to international markets as local market conditions...

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Paramount Maritime Holdings will pivot to international markets after closing its Cape Town shipyards Nautic Africa and Veecraft, and move closer to its global...

Paramount well positioned to take advantage of global surge in armoured...

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Driven by the Russo-Ukraine conflict, armoured vehicle spending is seeing a global renaissance, and Paramount aims to take advantage of this with its 4x4,...

Seven companies vying for Armscor APC tender

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The South African Army’s search for new armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to replace its current border patrol vehicles is seeing seven South African defence...

Loitering munitions market predicted to grow massively

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Global aerospace and defence company Paramount is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and...

Paramount to grow armoured vehicle production in India; reveals Mbombe 6...

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Paramount is forging ahead with armoured vehicle production for customers around the world, revealing multiple customers for its Mbombe 6, and plans to produce...

Paramount’s Mwari racking up flying hours in Mozambique while weapons integration...

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As the launch customer for the Mwari intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and strike aircraft, Mozambique has accumulated over 70 hours of flying on the...

DRC operating Calidus MCAV-20, Paramount Mbombe armoured vehicles

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) military is operating two new armoured vehicle types, acquired from the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. On 22...

Democratic Republic of Congo emerges as Mwari’s next customer

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After selling three Mwari aircraft to Mozambique’s military, Paramount is providing six of the aircraft to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also...

Paramount and Greece partner on N-Raven loitering munition production

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Greek state-owned company Hellenic Defence Systems is partnering with global aerospace and technology company Paramount to produce the N-Raven long range loitering munition as...

Mozambique revealed as Mwari launch customer

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Mozambique’s military is the launch customer for Paramount’s Mwari, which has been spotted in the southern African country in Mozambican markings. Photos of the aircraft,...

Paramount to produce composite rotor blades in India with Bharat Forge

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Paramount, already manufacturing armoured vehicles in India under a joint venture with Bharat Forge Limited, has now announced that it is partnering with the...

Paramount partners with the UAE’s AAL Group on Mil helicopter solutions

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Paramount Aerospace Systems has announced a strategic partnership with AAL Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the marketing of Mi-type helicopter solutions...

Paramount putting N-Raven loitering munition into production

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Paramount Aerospace Systems (PAS) will be putting its N-Raven loitering munition into production in April this year with first deliveries in October, the company...

PARAMOUNT RAMPS UP PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY OF NEW ‘MAATLA’ 4X4 LIGHT PROTECTED...

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On the heels of the exciting launch of the Maatla 4x4 Light Protected Vehicle (LPV), Paramount Land Systems, a subsidiary of Paramount, the Abu...

Paramount begins delivery of first Maatla armoured vehicles

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Launched at the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in September, Paramount Group’s new Maatla 4x4 light protected vehicle is being delivered to...

Paramount graduates aircraft technicians

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Paramount Aerospace Systems’ Technical Training Academy has qualified seven students as aircraft technicians, after a three-year long course. Parent company Paramount Group said the seven...

S-Plane to convert Mwari to optionally piloted aircraft

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Paramount Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with S-Plane Automation that will see S-Plane integrate its optionally piloted vehicle solution onto Paramount’s Mwari...

Paramount out in force at AAD 2022

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Global aerospace and defence technology company Paramount Group will be out in force at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition in Pretoria next...

Paramount to convert two more maritime patrol aircraft for Pakistan

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Paramount Group is converting additional Embraer jets to maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) for Pakistan under its Sea Sultan project. In July 2021, Defense News reported...

Togo operating Mbombe and Mamba APCs

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Togo’s military has revealed it is operating Paramount Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicles, as well as recently acquired Mamba Mk 7 armoured vehicles. These were...

Nautic Africa launches another Sentinel vessel for West Africa

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Nautic Africa, a subsidiary of Paramount Maritime, has launched another 35 metre long Sentinel vessel, the MV Tuguemi, which will be deployed in the...

Paramount Land Systems signs agreement with Defensphere on mixed reality tech

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Paramount Land Systems armoured vehicles will be able to make use of mixed reality situational awareness technology after an agreement was signed with European...

Paramount Group launches Young Engineers Development Programme

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Paramount Group has announced the launch of a unique engineering mentorship and training programme, aimed at fast tracking young engineers by equipping them with...

Five nations have now ordered Mbombe 4s from Paramount

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Since its launch in 2019, Paramount’s Mbombe 4 infantry combat vehicle (ICV) has accumulated orders from the armed forces of five countries, amounting to...

Paramount adds counter-drone capabilities to Mwari aircraft

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Paramount Group has added anti-drone technologies to its Mwari multi-mission aircraft, which it says will enable the deployment of the aircraft as a hunter...

Paramount recognised as top employer for third consecutive year

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The Top Employers Institute has announced its Top Employers around the world in 2022 and for the third consecutive year Paramount Group has been...

KPE delivers new batch of Arlan vehicles to Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between Paramount Group and Kazpetromash, has announced the latest delivery of Arlan 4x4 armoured personal carriers (APCs)...

New CEO for Paramount Maritime Holdings

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Paramount Group has appointed Lee Connolly as the new CEO of Paramount Maritime Holdings, replacing James Fisher, who had served in the role since...

Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering’s (KPE) Barys 6X6 Infantry Combat Vehicle in Production...

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Nursultan, Kazakhstan, 1st of December, 2021 - Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between the global aerospace and technology business, Paramount Group and one of...

KPE begins production of Barys 6×6 IFVs for Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) has started production of the Barys 6x6 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) for the Kazakh military, which will receive its first...

Paramount Maritime launches another Sentinel patrol vessel for West Africa

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Paramount Maritime has launched a 35 metre Sentinel patrol vessel for a customer in West Africa, who will use it to serve the oil...

Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering 8×8 Combat Vehicle successfully completes grueling Four-Year Trial

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 2 November 2021. Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between the global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group and one of Kazakhstan’s leading...

Barys 8×8 completes four-year trials in Kazakhstan

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The Barys 8 infantry combat vehicle, produced by Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), has concluded a four-year series of trials conducted by the Ministry of...

Add-on armour now available for Mbombe 4

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Paramount Group has announced that new add-on armour has been developed for its Mbombe 4 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), pushing it up to full...

Paramount-supplied military hardware displayed in Mozambique

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Newly acquired military hardware has been displayed by Mozambique during the country’s armed forces day celebrations, including Marauder armoured personnel carriers and Mi-8/17, Mi-24...

Bronco II, AC-208 out of SOCOM Armed Overwatch competition

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The Paramount/Leidos Bronco II and MAG Aerospace MC-208 Guardian have been eliminated from the US Special Operation Command’s Armed Overwatch competition, leaving three other...

Landing gear mishap unlikely to affect Bronco II’s chances in SOCOM...

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A Bronco II intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft that suffered a landing gear mishap whilst undergoing preventive maintenance earlier this month is still...

Paramount announces platinum sponsorship of IMDEC as West African piracy surges

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Paramount Group has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) taking place from 6-8 July in Accra, Ghana. Recognised...

Singapore commissions new Belrex variants

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Singapore’s military has commissioned a mortar-equipped variant of its Belrex (Marauder) armoured vehicle as part of its military transformation project. At the end of June,...

The Past Week in Defence #58 (14 June – 20 June...

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In this week’s edition, Tunisia is set to receive T-6 trainers next year and more there is more opposition to proposed changes to South...

Paramount’s Technical Aviation Academy opens doors at Wonderboom

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Paramount Aerospace Systems’ Technical Aviation Academy has re-located to Wonderboom National Airport from Polokwane and is now adjacent to the company’s aircraft manufacturing facility. Paramount...

Leidos, Paramount USA and Vertex Aerospace enter final phase of SOCOM’s...

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Leidos has announced that its team, which includes Paramount USA, has been selected to enter the final phase of the US Special Operations Command's...

Bronco II selected by US Special Operations Command for Armed Overwatch...

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The United States has selected the Bronco II multi-role aircraft to take part in the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Armed Overwatch flight demonstration along...

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