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Navy gains double benefits from Exercise IBSAMAR

The South African Navy (SA Navy) and its sea-going personnel are reaping double benefits as Exercise IBSAMAR VI 2018, the trilateral naval...

Exercise Atlasur XI begins

Exercise Atlasur XI 2018, the multinational biennial maritime exercise between South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, commenced in Simon's Town on 31...

SA Navy two platform deployment returns from Op Copper duty

A revamped strikecraft, now doing duty as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) with the SA Navy, will port in Durban on Friday...

Exercise Atlasur scheduled for August/September

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

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

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

OSI to supply Project Biro navigation, mission management and tracking systems

Canadian company OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed of a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) in support of Project Biro...

Navy, Defence acknowledges it is in danger of sinking

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

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?

In February 2017, South Africa announced the preferred bidders for two of the largest naval programmes in Africa, with the South African...


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Check before you speak, Minister!

South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...