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Navy not taking on extra personnel to man MMIPVs

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The SA Navy will not sign on extra personnel to crew its inshore patrol vessels (IPVs), the first of which is planned to go...

Exercise Imvubu underway in Richards Bay

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The SA Navy’s Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) has set up camp in the northern KwaZulu-Natal harbour city of Richards Bay for a month-long exercise. A...

Sailors and soldiers shoulder to shoulder in Western Cape coronavirus prevention

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The latest stop on Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula coronavirus awareness visits to bases and facilities around the country was Western Cape. She...

No first quarter Op Copper deployment this year

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With the end of 2020’s first quarter only days away, it’s apparent there will not be a SA Navy Operation Copper deployment as previously...

SA Navy can support Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy ops, but…

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Taken purely in terms of manpower and platforms there is no reason why the SA Navy should not be in the Gulf of Guinea,...

SA Navy Op Copper deployments valuable for commerce and security

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Defence analyst Helmoed Heitman is a firm believer in the dictum “you cannot control what you can’t patrol” and to this end maintains SA...

Navy projects Biro and Hotel on schedule

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Work on the SA Navy’s multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) is, according to Armscor, on schedule with the first of three to be delivered...

Armscor oversees new equipment to mitigate obsolescence in blue water platforms

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The blue water component of the SA Navy, in the form of Valour Class frigates and Heroine Class submarines, has been in service for...

SA Navy’s Project Tshintsha highlight fast approaching

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In just over two weeks the SA Navy will unveil a new name for Naval Base Simons Town headquarters – the highlight of commemorative...

Pennant numbers allocated for new IPVs

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2021 is still a way off but this has not stopped the SA Navy allocating pennant numbers to the three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...