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South Africa boosts naval capabilities but can it afford an expansion?

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In February 2017, South Africa announced the preferred bidders for two of the largest naval programmes in Africa, with the South African...

Navy cancels popular Navy Festival

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The South African Navy (SA Navy) has cancelled the 2018 edition of the annual Navy Festival which was due to have been...

Armscor seeking submarine spares for SA Navy

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After issuing a tender for torpedoes, Armscor is now looking to acquire spares for the South African Navy's submarine fleet as part...

SA Navy sails new riverine patrol boat through Knysna Heads

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The South African Navy said it sailed a riverine patrol boat (RPB) through the Knysna Heads for the first time, as part...

Armscor holds bidders meeting for frigate waterjet study

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Armscor recently held a bidders' conference on the functional study for the improvement of the waterjet propulsion system on the South African...

Armscor seeking inflatable body armour for the SA Navy

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Armscor is looking to acquire inflatable body armour for the South African Navy, and on 1 June issued a tender for approximately...

Waterjets a focus area of Project Syne frigate upgrade

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One of the items on the South African Navy's four Valour class frigates that will receive attention during Project Syne, for their...

More details emerge on SA Navy’s new riverine patrol boats

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More details have emerged on the South African Navy's new 12 metre riverine patrol boats, which were displayed at the recent Rand...

SAS Amatola almost back in SA

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola is close to her home port of Simon's Town after departing Namibia on the final...

SAS Amatola on African west coast patrol

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Now that the SAS Amatola has arrived in Africa after her trip to Europe, the vessel is undertaking a patrol of the...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...