• Protected, streamlined and less threatening

    BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa is launching its latest RG21 mine protected vehicle (MPV) here at the show (Outdoor Hangar 4, Stand ON4). The RG21 MPV has been developed using company funding for the export market. Compared with other MPVs, it has a more streamlined appearance and is

  • Three can be good company

    Denel Aerostructures, Aerosud Aviation and Airbus have signed a three-way collaborative agreement that aims to strengthen and sharpen the global competitiveness of South Africa’s aerospace manufacturing industry and its research and development capabilities. The agreement particularly

  • Poachers beware! #Parabot is after you

    Towering over the exhibition site, the 9.7m tall #Parabot has come to AAD with a purpose: to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s endangered wildlife, particularly the rhino. The problem is huge: so far this year more than 760 rhinos have been taken by poachers in South Africa, and the

  • AAD supported by Tshwane

    Executive mayor of Tshwane*, Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, last week gave his firm support for Africa Aerospace and Defence (AA&D), saying the event brings significant benefits to the city, its inhabitants and visitors. “This is one of the most auspicious events on the aerospace and

  • Airborne police share expertise

    Every two years, delegates from law enforcement agencies from around the world gather in South Africa for a seminar to discuss aspects of aerial law enforcement. Hosted by Airbus Helicopters South Africa (AHZA), the fourth such seminar is being held in Centurion to coincide with the AAD show. Based

  • Civil security drives expansion

    Earlier this year, Centurion-based Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) received the award for South Africa’s Best Exporter for the second year in a row. Since the Swedish parent company arrived in the country as part of the Gripen fighter deal, it has steadily increased its technology and manufacturing

Platforms Platforms

  • Azerbaijan receives second Buk-MB battalion from Belarus

    The Azerbaijani armed forces have received a second battalion of Belarus-upgraded Buk-MB medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. Details of the deliveries were revealed to IHS Jane's by a military-diplomatic source at the ADEX-2014 international defence exhibition in Baku. According to

Weapons Weapons

  • Israel conducts inconclusive test of improved Arrow 2

    Israel carried out a test of an improved version of its Arrow 2 ballistic missile interceptor on 9 September. The trial reflected the fact that the existing Arrow 2 system, which became operational in 2000, would probably struggle to deal with newer missiles that might be fired at Israel in future.

C4iSR & Missions Systems C4iSR & Missions Systems

  • Saudi Arabia inaugurates northern border security project

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud inaugurated the first phase of a border security barrier along the kingdom's northern borders on 5 September. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the multi-layered barrier runs along 900 km of the northern border and consists of 78 monitoring

CBRNE & EOD Defence CBRNE & EOD Defence

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Country Risk Country Risk

Military Capabilities Military Capabilities

CBRN Assessment CBRN Assessment

  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

Terrorism & Insurgency Terrorism & Insurgency

Industry Industry

  • Analysis: NATO's budget increase 'aim'

    Despite the security crises confronting Europe, NATO's toughest debate during its 4-5 September summit in Wales was also, deliberately, the last on its agenda: how to increase national defence spending. Not surprisingly, the formula agreed was a glass-half-full/glass-half-empty one: a non-binding
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