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SA Navy celebrates SAS Protea’s 50th birthday

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On 23 May, the South African Navy (SAN) celebrated a remarkable achievement when its hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea turned fifty. This is the...

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...

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...

Good results from Op Copper deployment

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The most recent Operation Copper deployment paid good dividends in tactical execution and also opened new doors for operational improvements. The multi-platform deployment...

Project Hotel still stalled in negotiations

Seven months ago Southern African Shipyards was named the preferred bidder to provide a new hydrographic platform for the SA Navy and...

“The Peoples’ Navy” is a big hit in Durban

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Last week's Port Festival in Durban proved a good platform for the SA Navy to once again fly the flag (or should...

Durban to host World Hydrography Day this month

The South African Navy will have three of its vessels in Durban as part of its World Hydrography Day celebrations, to be...

Six SA Navy vessels will be in Port Elizabeth for Armed...

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Armed Forces Day this year will be in Port Elizabeth, the first time the annual celebration of South Africa's military and its...

Rotary-winged UAS demonstrated from SA Navy platform

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Last week saw Austrian company Schiebel successfully undertake trials with its Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) using the SA Navy hydrographic...

Exercise Oxide capability demonstration

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Exercise Oxide, the combined French/South African maritime exercise, moved into top gear at the weekend with a capability demonstration in the Richards...

Exercise Oxide forces arrive in Richards Bay

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The South African Navy is holding an Inter-departmental and International Maritime exercise in Richards Bay under the auspices of Chief of Joint...

Three SA Navy platforms assigned to Exercise Oxide

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SAS Protea (A324), the South African Navy's hydrographic vessel, will be the lead South African platform in the upcoming Exercise Oxide later...

Only Armscor knows how many Project Hotel tenders were submitted

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Armscor is keeping its cards close to the chest as regards its single largest tender request for the SA Navy since democracy. Project...

Navy to “invade” East London

The SA Navy will be invading - in the nicest possible way – the Port of East London next week. Three of its...

Change in BEE regulations on Project Hotel tender

Shipyards keen on being chosen to build the SA Navy's new hydrographic vessel were this week informed a mandatory black economic empowerment...

Tender closing date for Project Hotel extended

The complexity of a tender for a new hydrographic vessel for the SA Navy has seen the closing date extended by two...

Projects Hotel and Biro will reach tender stage this year

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The South African shipbuilding industry is working on responding to tenders issued by Armscor for a new hydrographic vessel under Project Hotel...

Navy can look forward to new equipment in 2016

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Top management at the SA Navy will breathe a sigh of relief when reading the words of Dr Sam Gulube, the Secretary...

Twelve shipyards at Project Hotel bid conference

No less than 12 shipyards, half of them South African, have signalled interest in supplying the SA Navy with a new hydrographic...

RfP for new Navy hydrographic vessel issued

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Armscor has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) on behalf of the South African Navy for a new hydrographic survey ship and...

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