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South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs a bigger budget, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday. “I don’t think government has a choice at this point. We had to conduct this Defence Review in order to have an appreciation […]


Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf has just booked another important order in the field of military air defence. The Republic of South Africa has decided to embark on a thoroughgoing modernization of its existing air defence systems. The contract was signed […]


Denel Badger Combat Vehicle Ready in 2015

Denel Badger Combat Vehicle Ready in 2015

Stephan Burger, the CEO of Denel Land Systems (DLS) says the industrialisation at its facilities in Lyttelton has already started and the manufacturing will commence in early 2015. The full fleet, which will replace the Ratels that are currently used, […]


Denel and Patria Sign Agreement On Armoured Wheeled Vehicles to South Africa

Denel and Patria Sign Agreement On Armoured Wheeled Vehicles to South Africa

Denel Land Systems and Patria have signed an agreement regarding Patria AMV 8×8 armoured wheeled vehicle serial production and delivery to South Africa. The agreement includes 238 vehicles, out of which 5 pre-series vehicles have already been delivered during the […]


US Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

US Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

Approximately 700 U.S. and 3,000 South African Defense Force service members gathered here for the opening ceremony of Exercise Shared Accord 13, July 24. This is the second exercise of its type between these two countries and is the result […]


Final Rooivalk Handover Cements Relationship Between Denel and SAAF

Final Rooivalk Handover Cements Relationship Between Denel and SAAF

Mike Kgobe, the CEO of Denel Aviation says the acceptance of the locally developed combat support helicopter marks the culmination of a 26 year partnership between the SAAF and Denel. “We took this proudly South African aircraft through all its […]


Denel Test Pilots Spreading Their Wings Into Africa

Denel Test Pilots Spreading Their Wings Into Africa

The company now has a mobile telemetry support vehicle which is capable of supporting flight tests at remote locations, says Mike Kgobe, the Chief Executive Officer of Denel Aviation. In the past this highly-specialized test flying could only be conducted […]


Air Defence Missile IRIS-T SL Tested Successfully

Air Defence Missile IRIS-T SL Tested Successfully

In early December 2012, a prototype of the IRIS-T SL guided missile of Diehl Defence successfully homed in on a target in a firing test performed at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa in the presence of representatives of […]


Denel, Airbus Sign A New A400M Contract

Denel, Airbus Sign A New A400M Contract

Denel and Airbus Military have signed a new agreement with revised terms for manufacturing aircraft components on the A400M, in a development that will contribute significantly to the financial turnaround of the South African company. The renegotiated agreement was signed […]


 
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