Reutech held its most recent stakeholder engagement event on 7 June. This was attended by some 80 people including top brass from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Armscor and Department of Defence, as well as captains of industry, key partners and suppliers, who came together at Copperleaf Golf Estate.
The original event was scheduled to take place on 5 April but due to unfavourable weather, the golf component was cancelled and it ended up being a networking opportunity. In spite of the inclement weather on the morning of the day, it was deemed a success as most invitees still attended, including various chiefs of services.
For the 7 June event Reutech received positive responses again, with more people attending than planned, with 60 being from the stakeholder side. These included some of the top echelons of the SANDF and industry.
Reutech’s latest product range of radios and Rogue remote turret systems were on display and supported by technical experts.
After a shotgun start at 11:30 and play throughout the afternoon on a sunny and windless course, the guests enjoyed dinner, a prize-giving ceremony and lucky draws. Reutech Solutions CEO, Isaac Motale, gave the thank yous before dinner and wrapped up the evening.
Reutech Group CEO Peter van der Bijl thanked guests for broad and continued support over the many years that Reutech has supplied the SANDF with product and services. The South African National Defence Force currently uses Reutech radio systems on land, at sea and in the air. These communications are encrypted by Nanoteq. Reutech Solutions provides support to the backbone communications infrastructure of the SANDF.
Rogue remote controlled weapons systems are deployed on SA Navy frigates and will be fitted to the Project Biro inshore patrol vessels and Project Hotel hydrographic survey vessel. A tracking radar will be fitted to Biro vessels.
The SA Army uses the Reutech Thutlwa radar in the Air Defence formation, and the Spyder radar has been deployed by the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT).
The SANDF makes use of Fuch’s artillery and mortar fuzes and artillery setters; and also uses its fuzes for rockets in the Bateleur multiple rocket launcher.
Reutech endeavours to maintain a healthy export business portfolio to support current facilities in addition to the continuous support it provides the local market.