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Planning on track for Exercise Oxide 2022

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SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town next week welcomes a three officer French Armed Forces delegation for an Exercise Oxide mid-term planning...

Senior academic reflects on history of the SA Navy

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Senior Professor (Emeritus) and Research Fellow at the University of Free State (UFS) Andre Wessels compiled a brief history of the SA Navy (SAN)...

Reutech supplying weapons and radars for Biro, Hotel

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Reutech is supplying Super Sea Rogue turrets, machinegun turrets and radars for the four vessels being acquired by the South African Navy under Projects...

Dorado boats integral to MRS patrols off Mozambique

An integral part of the maritime component of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) is shallow water island patrols conducted by elements...

Ibsamar recce team in Gqeberha

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Another step forward for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), particularly its naval component as hosts of Exercise Ibsamar 2022, came this month (April)...

Maritime security threats in Africa fall under the spotlight

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Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane, unpacked Africa as the last maritime security frontier, and explored future threats and...

Mozambique duty for SAS Spioenkop

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A South African Navy (SAN) Valour Class frigate with a Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) element aboard is doing duty in Mozambican waters as the...

New Silvermine perimeter fence nearing completion

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It’s guard duty for the Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) of the SA Navy (SAN) while new fencing goes up at the Silvermine communications facility...

Ibsamar planning underway, no exercise date given

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SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town this week hosted an initial planning meeting for a tri-nation naval exercise in South Africa at...

Newspaper apologises for SA Navy cannon firing fake news

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A newspaper report of an SA Navy frigate gun firing a 76 mm round into Simon’s Town, denounced as fake news, elicited an apology...

Remembering SAS Donkin and the Navy in Eastern Cape

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Gqeberha’s involvement with the SA Navy (SAN) via Naval Station Port Elizabeth (NSPE) and a former part-time force unit saw the Officer-in-Charge of the...

End of the road for SAS Adam Kok

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SAS Adam Kok (P1563) started life as a Minister Class strikecraft, was later planned to be refurbished as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV), ended...

Ex Good Hope is back

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Years of inactivity for joint exercises come to an end for the maritime and airborne services of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) at...

Frigate weapons alignment

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Part of SA Navy (SAN) frigate maintenance is weapons alignment with a scheduled session recently successfully completed by the weapons section of the Armscor...

Armscor quality assurance in action on Project Hotel

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Quality assurance and project management are watchwords Armscor sticks strictly to at SAS (Sandock Austral Shipyards) in Durban where the new hydrographic vessel for...

“Crippling” onslaught on SA Navy human resource component

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SA Navy (SAN) Chief Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane presided over two medal parades in November, telling personnel in the maritime service he was “thankful”...

Simon’s Town’s significance in SA military history showcased

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The most senior warrant officers’ course in the SANDF (SA National Defence Force), the Joint Warrant Officers’ Programme (JWOP) based at the Warrant Officers...

SAN OPVs back from Op Vikela deployment

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Flag Officer Fleet Rear Admiral Musawenkosi Nkomonde provided further insight into some of the myriad problems the SA Navy (SAN) – and the overall...

Experienced patrol vessel man commands first SA Navy MMIPV

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When the first of the new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) takes to the water for sea acceptance trials next year, she will be...

Navy continues Warrior Class with new MMIPVs

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The Warrior Class in the SA Navy (SAN) will be boosted by another three hulls with the first due to be taken into service...

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