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First Project Biro vessel to be handed over next month

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The first multi-mission offshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) being acquired for the South African Navy is currently undergoing sea trials and will be handed over...

Reports of SA Navy frigate firing a cannon round into Simons...

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Weekend reports of a South African Navy (SAN) frigate accidentally or mistakenly firing a 76 mm cannon round into the mountains above Simons Town...

No midlife refits coming anytime soon for SAN frigates and submarines

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National Treasury has stated that there is little scope for additional funding for the mid-life refit of the South African Navy’s frigates and submarines,...

SA Navy fails to meet sea hours target as budget cuts...

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The South African Navy (SAN) did not reach its sea hours target for the 2020/21 financial year, with reduced funding and subsequent lack of...

Refit of SA Navy frigates and submarines stalled by lack of...

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The South African Navy does not have enough funds to refit the majority of its frigates and submarines and combined with underfunding of maintenance,...

Funding sufficient for Projects Hotel and Biro to be completed

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The Department of Defence (DoD) has reprioritised funding to ensure sufficient money is available to honour the full acquisition of inshore patrol vessels and...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) for the South African Navy (SAN), ordered...

DSCT, SA Navy hold blessing ceremony for first new inshore patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) and the South African Navy (SAN) have held a blessing ceremony for the first of three new multi-mission inshore...

SAN working days at sea exceed force prep ones

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The maritime defence programme of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is executed by the SA Navy (SAN) using 15 platforms ranging from built-for-purpose...

Five maritime patrols this year under Operation Corona

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The South Africa Navy plans to carry out five maritime patrols during the current financial year under the border safeguarding Operation Corona. This is according...

Ramaphosa signs hydrographic bill into law

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters, with the Hydrographic Act...

Sandock Austral Shipyards making progress with Project Hotel

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Sandock Austral Shipyards, previously known as Southern African Shipyards, is moving swiftly ahead with the construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey...

Operation Copper extension to cost R154 million

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The extension of the Operation Copper maritime patrol mission in the Mozambique Channel for another year will cost the South African National Defence Force...

ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

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The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

SA Air Force and Navy support COVID-19 lockdown efforts

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) and the SA Navy (SAN) are playing a vital role in assisting the efforts to combat and contain...

Sea Phase of international naval exercise commences

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The inaugural multinational maritime exercise Mosi, hosted by South Africa with participation from Russia and China, has commenced its sea phase. The alongside phase commenced...

SA Navy highlights achievements, upcoming events during portfolio visit

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The South Africa Navy has highlighted recent achievements and upcoming events, including a naval exercise with Russia and China, during an oversight visit by...

Navy names Naval Base HQ Building after retired Naval Chief

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The South African Navy (SAN) has named its newly refurbished Flag Officer Commanding Headquarters building in the East Dockyard of Naval Base Simon’s Town...

SA Navy celebrates democracy with fleet review

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2019 marks 25 years since South Africans went to the polls in the country’s first democratic elections and the South African Navy (SA Navy)...

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