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Reserve Bank – not Armscor – will pay shipyards for new...

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Main contractors on the two SA Navy (SAN) projects currently underway need not concern themselves about receiving payment for building four new seagoing platforms...

MMIPV names await Ministerial approval

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The Ministerial stamp of approval is all that remains for the new SA Navy (SAN) platforms – its multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) –...

Midlife upgrades for SAN platforms on hold pending funding – Armscor

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The midlife upgrades of SA Navy (SAN) prime mission equipment – its frigates and submarines – are at concept and feasibility study phases with...

Naval Base Durban shipshape for first MMIPV

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Naval Base Durban, home to the patrol squadron of the SA Navy (SAN), is on track to welcome the first multi-mission inshore patrol vessel...

COVID-19 hasn’t beached the Navy

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The SA Navy (SAN) maintains the COVID-19 pandemic has had “minimal” impact on naval operations and personnel with the fleet “able to deploy as...

Galeshewe decommissioned to reserve status

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While the offshore patrol vessel (OPV) SAS Galeshewe (P1567) might be said to be decommissioned, the Navy Office in Pretoria has it the former...

SAN now has a situational awareness centre

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The Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), an Armscor defence, science and technology institutes, continues providing services to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), particularly...

Retroactive SA Navy Sword of Peace awards possible

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The SA Navy (SAN), like its sister service the SA Air Force (SAAF), has a Sword of Peace award for the naval unit which...

2020 Naval College graduation goes virtual

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The junior officer ranks of the SA Navy are 66 stronger following a graduation parade at the SA Naval College in Gordon’s Bay. The 47...

SAS Galeshewe decommissioned

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The SA Navy’s thin patrol capability is now down to two platforms with the converted strikecraft SAS Galeshewe (R1567) decommissioned. SAS Isaac Dyobha (P1565) and...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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