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Denel concluding Hoefyster development but fewer vehicles to be manufactured

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Denel is busy concluding development of the Badger infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) under Project Hoefyster, while revised production costs will see fewer vehicles manufactured...

Two hundred plus army formative officers’ course soldiers make the grade

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The SA Army Gymnasium in Heidelberg, Gauteng, was home to over 200 young men and women aspiring to be officers in the landward force...

Gallery: Exercise Vuk’uhlome 2022

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Largest SA Army exercise in decades wraps up

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More than 13 000 troops have taken part in the South African Army’s Exercise Vuk’uhlome at the Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape,...

SA Army raises R100 000 for KZN flood victims

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The South African Army has donated R100 000 to victims of flooding in KwaZulu-Natal. On 20 July, SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lawrence Khulekani Mbatha,...

SA Army’s Modern Brigade put to the test

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The first South African Army Modern Brigade, designed to respond to modern threats such as asymmetric warfare, is flexing its muscles at the Combat...

SA Army announces new promotions

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On 17 February, 36 newly appointed General Officers on the rank of Brigadier General were promulgated. Out of the 36, 32 Officers in the...

RDM receives South African Army 60 mm mortar contract

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has revealed that the South African Army has ordered millions of rands worth of 60 mm mortar ammunition. The company said...

Milkor Y4 grenade launcher project handed over to SA Army

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The Department of Defence and Armscor have officially handed over Project Kamogelo to the South African Army, after Milkor successfully delivered 370 Y4 medium...

Serbian military intelligence director visits SANDF

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The Director of Serbia’s Military Intelligence Agency has paid a visit to his counterpart within the South African Army as part of a recent...

South African Army bids farewell to General Yam

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The South African Army hosted a farewell parade for former Chief, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, who is the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s)...

British Field Army delegation visits Chief SA Army

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On Wednesday 23 October the Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, had a courtesy visit from the British Field Army delegation...

New technologies making their way to SA Army

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The South African Army has started using unmanned aerial vehicles and other hardware for peacekeeping missions, and is upgrading some of its existing capabilities,...

South African Army not impressed with Hoefyster delays

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has expressed dissatisfaction with the delays by Denel Land Systems in delivering Badger infantry...

Yam highlights successes, challenges of budget-constrained SA Army

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South African Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has cautioned that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will struggle to face all South...

SA Army reservists shine at shooting competition

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The 12th Annual SA Army Reserve Force Combat Rifle Shooting Competition for 2019 has been in full swing as over 40 reserve teams with...

SA Army hosting shooting competition

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The South African Army is currently holding its twelfth annual combat rifle shooting competition at de Brug outside Bloemfontein. The event started on 25 June...

Chief of Staff of the SA Army Infantry Formation passes on

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The Chief of Staff of the South African Army Infantry Formation, Brigadier General Bhasie Gqoboka has passed away after a short illness, the South...

Pakistan Army Chief of Staff in SA

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently visiting South Africa where he is meeting with South African Army officials...

Sigma providing logistic support for SA Army’s Y4 grenade launchers

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South African developer and supplier of defence and security products, Milkor, was recently awarded a contract to supply 40mm, handheld grenade launchers...

Exercise Ukuthula to conclude next month

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The South African Army's training exercise Ukuthula 2018 remains underway at the SA Army Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape, and...

SA Army exercise kicks off at Lohatla

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The South African Army has kicked off the Ukuthula 2018 exercise at its Lohatla combat training centre in the Northern Cape, involving...

Milkor delivering grenade launchers to the SANDF

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Milkor has won an Armscor contract to supply grenade launchers to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and is busy delivering...

South African Army artillery deal confirmed

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Denel has revealed that the South African Army will be getting three "artillery platforms," which are almost certainly T5-52 self-propelled howitzers. This is...

Armscor seeking 40 mm grenade launchers

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Armscor is seeking to acquire 370 medium velocity 40 mm grenade launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition for the South African...

Denel Land Systems upgrading SA Army G6s

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Denel Land Systems is in the process of executing an Armscor contract that will lead to an upgrade of the South African...

Badger service entry on track for 2019

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Denel Land Systems (DLS) is on track to deliver the first 88 Badger Infantry Combat Vehicles to the South African Army by...

CArmy on Army Capability Demonstration

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Address by Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, ahead of the Army Capability Demonstration outside Bloemfontein on 18 May...

SA Army holds massive capability demonstration

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The South African Army, supported by other branches of service and the defence industry, held a spectacular capability demonstration at the De...

Industry out in force at SA Army Capability Demonstration

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That the South African defence industry is ready and willing to support the needs of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

South African Army Rooikat causes highway chaos

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A South African Army Rooikat armoured vehicle broke down on the N3 South highway near the Gilooly's interchange today, causing traffic to...

DoD annual report highlights SA Army activities

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Some of the South African army's achievements over the last financial year included deploying additional companies for border safeguarding, supporting foreign peacekeeping...

SA Army to get T5s?

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The South African Army may receive six T5-52 wheeled self-propelled howitzers from Denel Land Systems (DLS). A defenceWeb source earlier this year said...

Gallery: SA Army capability demonstration

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The South African Army's capability demonstration exercise outside Bloemfontein on 19 May was a spectacular display of military power from the landward...

SA Army flexes its muscle with capability demonstration

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The South African Army this week held a major capability exercise outside Bloemfontein in order to showcase the combat readiness of the...

SA Army under strength; personnel cuts needed elsewhere in SANDF –...

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The top structure of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is bloated and positions need to be cut in favour of...

900 vehicles in preservation storage at Wallmansthal

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The South African National Defence Force has 900 vehicles in storage at its facility at Wallmansthal, with the vast majority serviceable and...

SANDF aims to repair 4 000 vehicles

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The South African Army is aiming to repair 4 200 of its vehicles under Operation Thusano, using Cuban technicians to work on...

Gallery: Exercise Young Eagle

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The South African Army hosted a firepower demonstration at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape on 20 August as...

Exercise Young Eagle ensures SANDF is combat ready

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The South African Army has declared the nearly 5 000 military personnel who took part in this year's Exercise Young Eagle combat...

Defence Review implementation depends on funding – SA Army

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Implementation of the 2014 Defence Review by the South African Army depends on the injection of additional funding, according to the Chief...

SA element of ACIRC to be combat ready by end June

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The South African military contribution to the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) force will be combat ready by end...

SA Army making effort to ensure equal demographic representation

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The South African Army is striving to recruit whites into the landward arm of service of the South African National Defence Force...

SA Army’s Projects Sepula and Vistula deferred

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The South African Army has deferred the acquisition of trucks and armoured vehicles to replace its Samil and Casspir fleets under Projects...

Name changes for Army Reserve Force units still on the way

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It's now into the third year since SA Army chief Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo announced an initiative to change at least some...

Badger development on track after delays – DLS

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Patria is manufacturing the first 16 Badger platforms for the South African Army in Finland before production is handed over to South...

Cuban technicians bringing SA Army trucks back to life

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Almost a hundred Cuban technicians are working with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to maintain and preserve Army, Air Force...

South African Army overstretched – DoD

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The South African Army is overstretched, with a lack of human resources, infrastructure and prime mission equipment to support its mandate, according...

ThoroughTec supplying Badger simulators to SA Army

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Specialist simulator company ThoroughTec will be supplying simulators for four versions of the South African Army's new Badger infantry fighting vehicles. ThoroughTec has...

Army seeking to renew equipment

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The South African Army will soon start receiving its new Badger infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) but it is also seeking to replace...

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