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Defence budget sinks Navy

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Chief of the South African Navy (SAN), Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane, has told Parliament that if the Navy does not get a budget that...

SA Navy falling behind other African states

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The South African Navy (SAN) is falling behind many other African countries when it comes to new naval acquisitions, with the Navy on a...

SA Navy pleads for financial assistance to protect SA’s blue water...

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The maintenance and support of the South African Navy’s (SAN’s) frigates and submarines is becoming increasingly challenged due to budget cuts and suffers from...

SA Navy hosts Sea Cadets

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The South African Navy (SAN) has hosted 19 Sea Cadets at a leadership camp for Sea Cadets from across the country. The Navy said the...

The South African Navy’s ‘darkest hour’ is not recognised and not...

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Here’s a question for many, in what action did the South African Navy (SAN) experience its greatest single loss of personnel, the largest sacrifice...

Submarine Support Documentation Evolves

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In much the same way that maintenance is critical for flight safety on aircraft, effective maintenance on submarines is also an essential safety activity...

Damen Lays Keel for Navy’s first IPV

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has ceremonially laid the keel for the South African Navy’s first of class Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel (MMIPV)...

Minor damage in SA Navy vessel collision

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Two South African Navy (SAN) vessels sustained minor damage when they were involved in a minor collision last week. The SA Navy confirmed that there...

SAS to cut steel for Project Hotel vessel this week

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Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) will on Friday 30 November cut steel for the South African Navy's new hydrographic survey vessel, which...

Steel to be cut on Project Hotel vessel this year

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Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) aims to cut steel on the new hydrographic survey vessel for the South African Navy (SAN) in...

Exercise Atlasur scheduled for August/September

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Exercise Atlasur XI between South Africa, Brazil and Uruguay will take place in August and September this year, the South African National...

Reserve Force Council chairperson visits sea cadets at TS Woltemade

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Major General (Rtd) Keith Mokoape, Chairperson of the Reserve Force Council (RFC), recently paid an impromptu visit to the Sea Cadets at...

Navy looks backwards for future acquisitions

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With the SA Navy facing budget and other challenges, it is looking back at past acquisition strategies to see what lessons can...

Navy, Defence acknowledges it is in danger of sinking

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The operational future of the South African Navy (SA Navy) is in question as it struggles against an internal enemy: how to...

Armscor finally orders inshore patrol vessels for SA Navy

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State defence acquisition agency Armscor has placed an order for three inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) from Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) under...

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...

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