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  • An aircraft for Africa [AAD16D2]

    Having been unveiled in model form at AAD two years ago, the SARA (Small African Regional Aircraft) project returns to AAD as a full-scale fuselage mock-up. Led by Denel, but involving many other government, academic and industrial stakeholders, the SARA programme is a candidate for a National Aerospace Flagship Programme. Not only does the SARA aim to provide an affordable ‘community’ airliner tailored to African transport requirements of the future, but also to act as a catalyst for the development of the local aerospace industry by creating a new pool of engineers and technicians.

  • Super quick C-RAM missile [AAD16D2]

    Military forces and civilians often fall victim to unconventional attacks perpetrated by militias and terrorist groups. Denel and associate company Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) collaborated on developing an offensive missile to be deployed against RAM projectiles – rockets, artillery and mortars.

  • SAAF shows off its airpower [AAD16D2]

    On Tuesday, the day before AAD opened, the South African Air Force held its annual Airpower Capability Demonstration (ACD) at the Roodewal Weapons Range near Makhado. The demonstration involved most types of the SAAF and included live weapons firing, such as Rooivalks firing rockets and both Hawks and Gripens releasing Mk 81 250 lb bombs.

  • Teaming for air defence [AAD16D2]

    Saab and Denel are exhibiting an air defence solution at this year’s AAD after a period of trials. Saab’s Giraffe AMB radar is partnered with Denel’s Umkhonto vertical-launch surface-to-air missile. The Giraffe radar was deployed to South Africa around six months ago, and has completed a number of successful firings with the Umkhonto system.

  • A national science agency [AAD16D2]

    The focus of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Hangar 4, Stand W16) is on critical strategic defence domains and projects that offer opportunities for the establishment of technology-based enterprises and industry partnerships, writes Don Henning. Technology transfer is one of the CSIR’s mechanisms to create joint centres and new enterprises.

  • Saving lives on the move [AAD16D2]

    A live demonstration to South African Army officials ahead of AAD 2016 highlighted the vehicle-mounted mine-clearance capabilities of DCD Protected Mobility and its global partners (Hangar 7, Stands CW19 and ON2).

  • Final T-X contender unveiled [AAD16D2]

    Yesterday Boeing and Saab unveiled their contender for the US Air Force’s T-X advanced trainer competition. The twintailed aircraft, powered by a single General Electric F404 afterburning turbofan, joins three other contenders for the competition.

  • Superjet has landed [AAD16D2]

    The Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional passenger jet (pictured) has made its African debut at AAD as part of a demonstration tour of the continent. JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) is targeting Africa as part of its sales campaign for this 100- seat regional passenger jet. Seen on display in the static park is the Sukhoi Business Jet (SBJ) with a bespoke 19-seat corporate interior.

  • Ready to rescue [AAD16D2]

    Atlantis Aviation is leading a consortium to offer the Dornier Do 328 TP to provide an interim solution to South Africa’s outstanding requirements for maritime surveillance and search and rescue cover. To highlight the proposal, AeroRescue has brought one of its five Do 328s to AAD from Australia to demonstrate the aircraft’s capabilities as a multi-mission maritime platform and its suitability for South Africa’s needs.

  • Unmanned and unmatched [AAD16D2]

    Austrian specialist in the production of unmanned systems, mine detection systems and composite technology, Schiebel (Hangar 5, Stand CW6) arrived at AAD fresh from celebrating the tenth anniversary of its award-winning Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopter. Since the first delivery to the UAE Armed forces in 2006, the Camcopter has undergone continuous improvement in order to meet the ever-growing demand for new capabilities from its worldwide customers, in line with the company’s philosophy of progressive performance enhancement.

  • Growing to help build South Africa [AAD16D2]

    South Africa-based Rheinmetall Denel Munition (Hangar 4, Stand W7) has announced significant growth in sales and profits. RDM is a strategic equity partnership between state-owned Denel and Germany’s Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH. “Major export contracts have enabled us to realise continued growth in sales to R2.14 billion in 2015,” said CEO Norbert Schulze at AAD this week. “Our order book stood at R4 billion at year-end.”

  • Tethered surveillance [AAD16D2]

    Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT, Hangar 4, Stand W14) is showing a new tethered drone for the first time at AAD. The system is currently under development. The use of a tether, which provides both a means of powering the drone and relaying sensor imagery, allows the drone to stay airborne indefinitely, in turn providing persistent surveillance and freeing the drone from the restrictions of battery life. It also does not require a flight-qualified operator.

  • Scorpion shows off its sting [AAD16D2]

    The Scorpion Mobile Mortar System (MMS) has been developed by Thales South Africa to provide rapid reaction and special forces units with their own integrated indirect fire support capability.

  • Terrorist response [AAD16D2]

    Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT) is demonstrating a simulated joint command post that has been developed to provide a base from which commanders can effectively respond to a crisis and asymmetric threats such as a terrorist attack.

  • Improving maritime skills [AAD16D2]

    South African simulation and training specialist TMI Dynamatics (Hangar 4, Stand E11) is developing a technology demonstrator of a full-mission bridge simulator to train and assess marine pilots. The initiative was taken by the company as part of Operation Phakisa, which was launched by the government in 2014 as a fast-results programme to implement the National Development Plan (NDP). The NDP identified the ocean economy as an important stimulant for growth.

  • Precision strike [AAD16D2]

    Poly Technologies (Hangar 2) of China is now marketing a number of precision-guided weapons that allow targets to be engaged beyond the range of conventional tube artillery systems. These are the CM-501GA and FT-10A multipurpose tactical precision strike weapon systems.

  • Sudan spreads its wings [AAD16D2]

    Appearing for the first time at AAD, the SAFAT Aviation Group (SAG) from Sudan has brought its two aircraft products to the show, as well as a presence (Hangar 3, Stand CE15) that showcases the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training, logistics support and R&D activities. Exemplifying the latter is a new precision glide bomb.

  • Communication empowerment [AAD16D2]

    Founded in 1973, Accutronics (Pty) Ltd (Hangar 6, Stand CE2) has become a key supplier of electronic communications equipment to the South African communications, broadcast and defence industries.

  • Gaining the upper hand [AAD16D2]

    The Herstal Group, under the brands FN Herstal (Hangar 3, Stand CE23), Browning and Winchester Firearms, designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and associated products for defence, law enforcement, hunting and shooting.

  • Long march fast [AAD16D2]

    China Aerospace Long-March International is marketing two versions of its LY-80 medium-range air defence missile system, and scale models of both of these are being shown at AAD. The land-based LY-80 would typically consist of a command post vehicle and a vehicle fitted with long-range phased array search radar. This would control three fire units, with each of these having one guidance vehicle and two to four launchers with six missiles each.