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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...