• Oribi leaps to prominence [AAD143]

    DCD Protected Mobility (Hangar 2, Stands B9-15 and C9) has launched the Oribi 4x4 vehicle, which it has developed as a private venture in close co-operation with local company Histomart under a joint venture agreement signed in 2013. Oribi is being aimed at the civil, paramilitary and military

  • Long-range Raptor III goes on display [AAD143]

    Denel Dynamics is showing a model of its Raptor III precision stand-off weapon for the first time, in the company’s display outside Hangar 4. The weapon is tailored to a strategic mission against high-value targets, which are often hardened and well-defended. Like its predecessor, the Raptor

  • State-of-the-art helicopter training [AAD143]

    For many years the Robinson R22 has been the standard light training and personal helicopter, but Fama Helicopters Africa (Hangar 6, Stand A1) hopes that the new Fama K209 will provide a better-performing and more modern alternative. Designed and built by Fama at Modena in Italy, the stylish K209

  • Marlin nears first test [AAD143]

    Denel Dynamics expects to conduct the first flight test of its Marlin 100km radar-guided anti-air missile early next year. The first launch will be conducted from the ground at Overberg Test Range, and will be a ballistic test to check out the missile’s basic flight systems. Successful

  • Mineprotected ambulances operational [AAD143]

    The first three ambulances based on the proven Mechem Casspir armoured personnel carrier (APC) are already operational in support of UN and African Union Amisom forces in Somalia. According to Mechem’s general manager, Ashley Williams, the ambulances are fully equipped to treat any emergency

  • USMC receives first CH-53K heavy-lift helo

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the first of 200 Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters that are set to arrive over the coming years. The milestone, which took place on 16 May, saw the corps accept the first helicopter to enter into the Supportability Test Plan (STP) that will
  • China’s Z-19E helicopter completes firing tests

    The export version of China’s Harbin Aviation Industries (Group) Company (HAIG) Z-19 Black Whirlwind armed reconnaissance/attack helicopter has completed firing tests. HAIG’s parent company, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said in a 16 May statement that
  • USAF seeks DVE solution for Pave Hawk helos

    The US Air Force (USAF) is to equip its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters with equipment for flying in degraded visual environments using a DVE system (DVES). The USAF announced on 16 May that it is seeking from industry a DVES that specifically address the
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