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Denel’s troubles delaying maintenance of SAAF aircraft

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The liquidity crisis within Denel is hampering the maintenance of South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft, including the Rooivalk and Oryx helicopters and C-130...

Rooivalk Mk II development stalled

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Discussions on development of a Rooivalk Mk II combat support helicopter remain at a technical level between Denel and Armscor with little progress since...

South African Air Force Capability Demonstration

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This video showcases the capabilities of the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the early '10s. Courtesy of the SAAF, this video features the Oryx medium...

Denel still seeing interest in Rooivalk

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Denel Aeronautics is still receiving international interest in its Rooivalk attack helicopter, with consistent enquiries for a number of years. Since around 2015, Denel has...

Rooivalk maintains its advantage in the DRC

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The UN Peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in Goma, bordering Rwanda. DefenceWeb interviewed Corne Stander, a Rooivalk...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

Retracting mechanism coming for Rooivalk chin gun

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Work is underway on a retracting mechanism for the Rooivalk attack helicopter’s chin mounted 20 mm cannon as part of efforts to make...

Rooivalk remaining in the DRC

The Rooivalk combat support helicopter looks set to remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but instead of being attached to...

If Rooivalk leaves the DRC, FIB morale and confidence will suffer...

"Should the Rooivalk be withdrawn, the Force Intervention Brigade's (FIB) morale and confidence will be negatively impacted on," is one aspect of...

SA defence committee to visit DRC

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The Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) will this month visit members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployed in...

DRC Rooivalks notch up a first

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Now in its fifth year of deployment with the UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a...

Busy times for the Rooivalk

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Last year was a busy year for the Rooivalk, with the attack helicopter firing thousands of cannon rounds and rockets at rebels...

Airbus Helicopters and Denel Aviation aim to modernise Rooivalk

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Airbus Helicopters and Denel Aviation have announced their intention to cooperate on a programme to enhance and modernise the Rooivalk attack helicopter. The...

Talks about next generation Rooivalk on table at AAD

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Plans to build an upgraded Mk2 Rooivalk combat support helicopter look promising according to Secretary for Defence, Dr Sam Gulube. Speaking ahead of...

Rooivalks the ‘blue eyed boys’ of UN mission in the DRC

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South Africa's Rooivalk deployment with the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the blue eyed boy of the...

Defence, tech giant brings huge Career Expo, innovative products to rural...

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High school learners in the Eastern Cape will be inspired to follow careers in science, technology and other critical and scarce skills at a...

Defence, tech giant brings huge Career Expo, innovative products to rural...

The career exhibition will take place at the Mthatha Military Base on 22 July.High school learners in the Eastern Cape will be inspired to...

New Nigerian Army Aviation Corps seeks helicopters, UAVs

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The Nigerian Army is considering the acquisition of new South African-made Rooivalk, Russian-made Mi-17, French-made H125 and some Chinese-made helicopters to equip...

Feature: Denel pushing Rooivalk Mk 2, export orders

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Denel is in discussions with various government departments including the South African Air Force (SAAF) on upgrading the Rooivalk combat helicopter and...

Rooivalks in the DRC flying 40 hours a month

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The Rooivalk combat helicopters deployed to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are flying more than 40 hours a month with the...

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