HEADLINES ARCHIVE

  • Power in a small package [AAD143]

    BrahMos Aerospace (Hangar 3, Stand A9) was formed in 1998 as a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and Joint Stock Company “Military Industrial Consortium” “NPO Mashinostroyenia” of Russia. The company is responsible for

  • Stop rhino poaching! [AAD143]

    The cruel and gruesome act of killing a rhino for its horns has struck at the hearts of our country and has mobilised our citizens into wanting to do something to help,” said Elise Daffue, founding director of StopRhinoPoaching.com. As of 10 September, 769 rhinos have lost their lives to

  • A head for protection [AAD143]

    First Armour of Jordan is an affiliate of the KADDB Investment Group (KIG) of Jordan (Hangar 5, Stand B15). The company provides effective personal protection solutions for personnel working in risky environments, including the military and law enforcement troops, aid workers and media

  • Long time innovation [AAD143]

    The latest innovations introduced by FN Herstal this year – the company’s 125th anniversary – encompass new solutions that integrate modern technologies with weapons to provide enhanced combat, logistics, and communication capabilities for ground role weapons and integrated weapon

  • Driving ahead [AAD143]

    As Otokar (Hangar 3, Stand E6) is the main supplier of 4x4 tactical vehicles for the Turkish military forces, the company has invested and upgraded its production facilities by introducing the most modern manufacturing technologies, resulting in great operational success. The company has combined

  • Seeing is believing [AAD143]

    Selex ES, part of the Finmeccanica group, is exhibiting in Hangar 3, Stands B1 to 8 and C1. The company recently introduced the Gabbiano TS-80 PLUS surveillance radar system. Weighing just 44kg, it is the latest member of the Gabbiano family of radars, which provide a set of surveillance

  • Spraying solution [AAD143]

    With the lack of sufficient crop spraying helicopter pilots or instructors in South Africa, essential agricultural services, including crop spraying and game management, are being seriously hampered. Safomar Aviation Enterprises (Hangar 3, Outside S5) was established to remedy this situation, and

  • Agreement for co-ordination of the South African National Pavilion at DSEi 2015 [AAD143]

    The South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industry Association (AMD) has signed a sole representative agreement with Clarion Events Ltd to be the exclusive co-ordinator of the South African National Pavilion at the DSEi trade exhibition, to be held in London, England, at ExCeL, on 15-18 September

  • Maritime surveillance made cost effective [AAD143]

    Maritime surveillance is the effective knowledge and understanding of all activities carried out at sea within the territorial waters of a country that could affect the security, safety, economy or environment of that country. Many nations have deployed coastal surveillance systems, which allow

  • Providing much-needed training [AAD143]

    Facilities for skills and competency training in many fields are among the most urgent needs in present-day South Africa, southern Africa and the wider African continent. The demand for professionally trained aviation technical staff is far outstripping the numbers available and this demand is

  • Canon sponsors AAD 2014 photography competition – open to all the show’s attendees [AAD143]

    If you brought your camera to the show, get snapping and stand a chance to win a Canon camera at this year’s AAD 2014 photography competition. The 1st prize per category will be a Canon PowerShot SX510HS with a retail value of R2,499.00, while the 2nd prize per category will be a Canon

  • Partner of choice [AAD143]

    Canada’s CAE (Hangar 4, Stand A13B), provides comprehensive training solutions that are based on world-leading simulation technology and integrated training services. The company operates in 35 countries and employs a total of 8,000 people in 160 locations. CAE has served the defence, civil

  • Scene at the show

    Above: Pride of the South African Air Force – the Saab Gripen undertakes a range of duties, including air defence, ground attack and reconnaissance. This No. 2 Squadron aircraft carries bombs and the Digital Joint Reconnaissance Pod. Above right: The backbone of the assault helicopter force

  • Badger nears production [AAD142]

    Denel Land Systems (DLS) (Hangar 2, Stand D1 to D6) is showing one of five Engineering Development Model (EMD) Badger infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) fitted with its latest LCT anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) turret for the first time at AAD 2014. DLS was finally awarded a contract for 238 Badger

  • Affordable turret [AAD142]

    Denel Land Systems (DLS) unveiled its Light Combat Turret – Multi Calibre (LCT-MC) on the opening day of African Aerospace & Defence 2014. This has been developed using company funding and has already completed firing trials. It is ready for production as soon as a contract is received.

  • Inundu settled under Hunter [AAD142]

    Aircraft enthusiasts visiting AAD will no doubt take a moment to admire the elegant lines of the Hawker Hunter T.Mk 68 on display outside Hangar 4, but a closer look under the starboard wing reveals an unusual shape, and the purpose for the aircraft’s presence. CSIR (Hangar 4, Stand D10) has

  • More than the sum of their parts [AAD142]

    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed at AAD between Aselsan (Hangar 1, Stand B17) and Paramount Advanced Technologies (Pty) Ltd. (Hangar 4, Stand A414). Both companies are active in the fields of avionics, sensors, communications systems and command and control at various levels in the

  • MSA on a mission to South Africa [AAD142]

    For some years Boeing has been promoting its P-8A Poseidon maritime patroller, which is based on the 737 airliner. However, while the type is attractive to some air arms, there are many who do not have the requirement or budget to warrant such a large aircraft, yet still have need for a

  • ExecuJet lands second Business Traveller award [AAD142]

    Business aviation specialist ExecuJet has won the ‘Best Private Aviation Operator’ award from Business Traveller Africa magazine for the second year in a row. The company manages a fleet of about 40 aircraft and helicopters in Africa, and maintains three of the continent’s best FBO

  • Export drive for tactical airlifter [AAD142]

    Boeing has launched a new offering this week into the airlift market in the shape of the C-40A Combi. Based on a commercial 737 airliner, the C-40A was initially developed for the US Navy, which calls the aircraft Clipper and uses it in the fleet logistics support role. Recognising the value that

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