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First Multi-Mission patrol vessel handed over to the SA Navy

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The first of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) built under Project Biro was handed over to the South African Navy (SAN) on...

South African Navy officers welcomed at Indian maritime information centre

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Two Liaison Officers from the South African Navy (SAN) were recently welcomed at India’s strategic Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), located...

South African Navy trainees conclude sail training course in India

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Four trainee officers from the South African Navy recently completed a three-week sail training course at the Indian Navy’s Ocean Sailing Node (OSN) at...

Africa should reconsider and reprioritise national and maritime security

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Given the current conflict in Europe, Chief of the SA Navy, Vice Admiral Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane, says that Africa and African militaries should reconsider...

Project Hotel survey vessel to be delivered in 2023

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Sandock Austral Shipyards will deliver the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel (HSV) in April next year as part of the larger Project...

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...

Affordable technologies can help with South Africa’s maritime security shortcomings

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Affordable technologies are available to assist South Africa regain lost maritime security capabilities, with the creation of a coastal surveillance network one solution. This is...

Maritime medicine health support keeps SA Navy personnel mission ready

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The Institute for Maritime Medicine (IMM) was established to satisfy the unique interaction between medical services onboard SA Navy ships and specialised medical services...

SharpEye radars to be fitted to SA Navy’s new inshore patrol...

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SharpEye radar systems will be fitted to the three new Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) being built by Damen Shipyards Cape Town for the...

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...

Veecraft launches third Hotel survey motor boat

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Veecraft Marine has launched the third and final survey motor boat for the South African Navy’s Project Hotel hydrographic survey vessel. The vessel was launched...

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...

OSI systems complete First Article Acceptance Test for Project Biro

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The Integrated Bridge System and Mission Management System for the first Project Biro inshore patrol vessel, supplied by OSI Maritime Systems, have successfully completed...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town lays keel for second SA Navy inshore...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has laid the keel of the second inshore patrol vessel (IPV) for the South African Navy that it is...

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