South Africa News

Denel’s T5-52 Howitzer Exceeds 60 Km Range
Land Ammunition

Denel’s T5-52 Howitzer Exceeds 60 Km Range

South African Defence company Denel Land Systems has demonstrated that the T5-52 artillery howitzer exceeds the 60 km range in trials at Alkantpan.

PAS’ N-Raven is Near Serial Production
Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

PAS’ N-Raven is Near Serial Production

Paramount Aerospace Systems (PAS), announced that production of its N-Raven loitering munition would begin in April this year.

Paramount Unveils new Brand at IDEX 2023
Air Investment

Paramount Unveils new Brand at IDEX 2023

Paramount Company introduces a new logo of its brand at the International Defence Expo, IDEX 2023.

Europe’s FCAS on the Way to the First Flight
Air

Europe’s FCAS on the Way to the First Flight

French, German and Spanish aviation companies Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Indra issued a press release about the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

South Africa is preparing for cooperation with Turkiye in Defence Industry
Bilateral Relations Expo and Air Show

South Africa is preparing for cooperation with Turkiye in Defence Industry

The Republic of South Africa, one of Africa’s most developed countries in the defence industry, gave the green light to joint defence projects with Turkiye. Last week, 25 companies from Turkiye participated in the African Aviation and Defence Fair (AAD 2022), held at Waterkloof Air Base near Pretoria, the administrative capital of the country, and exhibited their products. Türkiye was also represented by the Defence Industry Agency (SSB) and his president Professor İsmail Demir.

ASELSAN's MEROPS E/O was introduced on Rooivalk at AAD
Sensors Expo and Air Show

ASELSAN's MEROPS E/O was introduced on Rooivalk at AAD

ASELSAN's electro-optic reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting system, MEROPS, was introduced at the African Aerospace and Defence Fair (AAD), together with the Rooivalk attack helicopter produced in this country.

Paramount Aerospace Announces First Order of Mwari Aircraft
Air Expo and Air Show

Paramount Aerospace Announces First Order of Mwari Aircraft

Paramount Aerospace Industries secured nine orders from several air forces for the Mwari multi-mission aircraft at AAD 2022.

Havelsan and Yonca-Onuk unveiled AUSV Sancar
Unmanned Systems Expo and Air Show

Havelsan and Yonca-Onuk unveiled AUSV Sancar

HAVELSAN and Yonca-Onuk exhibited their joint project, Sancar AUSV, at the Africa Aviation and Defence Fair AAD 2022 in South Africa.

SYS Shows its Strength in Africa
Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

SYS Shows its Strength in Africa

Turkish small arms manufacturer Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS) maintains a busy schedule at the Africa Aerospace and Defence fair AAD. The fair started on September 21, and SYS has continued to experience intense meeting and agreement traffic since the first day of the event.

Otokar Highlights the COBRA II for the African Market
Land Expo and Air Show

Otokar Highlights the COBRA II for the African Market

Otokar is participating in Africa Aerospace and Defence Fair, AAD 2022, held in Tshwane, South Africa, between September 21-25. Otokar promotes COBRA II.

Russia Exhibits its Products in Africa
Expo and Air Show

Russia Exhibits its Products in Africa

The Russian defence industry is expelled from both the western diplomatic world and the defence industry. Russian companies did not participate in recent defence expos since its invasion of Ukraine. The Defence expo in South Africa, Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD), is one of the few exceptional expos that Russia attends.

Turkiye Promotes its Defence Products in Africa
Expo and Air Show

Turkiye Promotes its Defence Products in Africa

Turkiye will participate in the Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo AAD 2022, which will be held in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, with 25 companies under the coordination of the Defence Industry Agency (SSB) and with the support of the Defence and Aviation Industry Exporters’ Association (SSI).

Paramount Group unveils Marauder Mark 2
Land

Paramount Group unveils Marauder Mark 2

South African company Paramount Group unveiled on 23 August the Marauder Mark 2 armoured, an improved version of the Marauder armoured personnel carrier (APC) by introducing a universal hull, interchangeable dashboard modules and steering wheel components. The company says Mark 2 is suitable for peacekeeping, border patrol, counter-insurgency or national defence.

Denel’s Hoefyster Project Near Cancellation
Land

Denel’s Hoefyster Project Near Cancellation

State-owned enterprise Denel is unable to complete Project Hoefyster for new Badger infantry combat vehicles for the South African (SA) Army due to insufficient capacity, and consequently, South Africa’s arms procurement agency Armscor has recommended the contract be cancelled, and the money is spent on Ratel infantry fighting vehicle upgrades.