• 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

  • Bahraini F-16V contract awarded

    A USD1.12 billion contract for F-16V Fighting Falcon combat aircraft for Bahrain was awarded to Lockheed Martin on 22 June. The fixed-price-incentive-firm deal for 16 F-16V aircraft will run through to 30 September 2023. The contract comes some nine months after the US State Department approved in
  • USAF looks to quadruple B-52 external weapons load

    The US Air Force (USAF) is looking to quadruple the weight of bombs that the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is able to carry externally. According to a request for information (RFI) issued on 21 June, Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is seeking a new external weapons pylon that will take the
  • UK undecided on F-35 DAS upgrade

    The United Kingdom has yet to decide if it will upgrade its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JAF) combat aircraft with the new Distributed Aperture System (DAS) announced earlier in the month. Answering questions in the House of Commons, Guto Bebb, Minister for Defence
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