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  • Defence promotes development [AAD18D2]

    In his opening address of the 10th Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa (pictured, on the left) made the point that defence has a significant role as a developmental force. “South Africa views the role of the military in the modern context as a developmental force, both nationally and continentally,” he said.

  • Fire missions for maximum effect [AAD18D2]

    Denel Land Systems is showing its latest T5 155mm/52 calibre truck-mounted gun system, which has recently completed a highly successful firing demonstration in an undisclosed country in Asia. This is now regarded as production ready and the latest version incorporates a small number of improvements as a result of customer feedback.

  • New tactical airlifter nears first flight [AAD18D2]

    Marking the start of export marketing for the type, a model of the Ilyushin Il-112V light tactical airlifter is being displayed on the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) stand at AAD (Hangar 2, Stand CE25), the first time the design has been showcased outside of Russia.

  • Successful mid-air refuelling [AAD18D2]

    On 10 September, the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas LSP8 of Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL, Hangar 1, Stand E10) successfully completed a Wet (actual) engagement by transferring 1,900kg of fuel from an IAF IL78 mid-air refuelling tanker.

  • Multi-role transport for Africa [AAD18D2]

    One of three US Air Force airlifters that are gracing the Waterkloof ramp this week is a Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 from the 86th Airlift Wing, normally based at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Lockheed Martin (Hangar 3, Stand CW8) is promoting the C-130J as the ideal candidate for the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) long-standing Hercules replacement requirement as the existing C-130Bs become increasingly difficult to maintain.

  • New look for an old veteran [AAD18D2]

    Being displayed on the CATIC stand is a model of the Shaanxi Y-9E, a four-engined transport. The aircraft is the latest iteration of a family of aircraft that began with the Antonov An-12 ‘Cub’, which first flew in 1957.

  • Passage to India [AAD18D2]

    Bharat Electronics (BEL, Hangar 1, Stand E10) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab to market the Long Range Air Surveillance Radar, a cost-effective L-band three-dimensional (3D) radar for the early detection and tracking of air and surface targets, thereby enabling engagement of fire control systems to neutralise the same. RAWL-03 will be offered in both shipborne and land-based configurations. The system is based on the state-of-the-art GaN TR Module technology and incorporates the latest signal processing techniques.

  • Smart weapons integration extended to jet trainers [AAD18D2]

    South Africa’s Paramount Group and Italy’s Leonardo have launched a partnership to collaborate on a customised smart weapons mission suite for the Leonardo M-345 jet trainer, a full-scale mock-up of which is making its African debut at AAD, complete with representative weapons such as the Denel Dynamics Mokopa missile.

  • Support sorted [AAD18D2]

    Air Services International DWC-LLC (ASI, Hangar 2, Stand CE7b) supports requirements for fixed-wing, rotary-wing and turbine engines. ASI’s representation services provide a platform for aerospace and defence companies seeking to establish a market presence within the UAE, the GCC countries and the broader MENASA region for their products and services.

  • Laser rocket on show [AAD18D2]

    Thales Belgium (formerly FZ, Forges de Zeebrugge) is exhibiting some of its range of rockets, which have been adopted for many platforms on a worldwide basis.

  • OMTAS missile in production [AAD18D2]

    Turkish missile systems house Roketsan (Hangar 7, Stand CW13) has confirmed that its latest OMTAS medium-range anti-tank weapon system (MR ATWS) is now in quantity production for the Turkish Army, and first deliveries will be made towards the end of 2018. The first OMTAS version to be deployed will be the man-portable tripod-mounted infantry version and this will be followed by a vehicle-mounted system; the first of these is expected to be the FNSS Pars (4x4) armoured vehicle.

  • Rapid fire with high accuracy [AAD18D2]

    Turkish company Aselsan (Hangar 7, Stand CW12) has brought its Stabilised Advanced Remote Platform (SARP) to AAD 2018, armed with a fully stabilised .50 M2 HB machine gun.

  • Taking control of drones [AAD18D2]

    The MESMER v.1.5 Counter Drone System from Department 13 (Hangar 3, Stand CE27) is a patented drone mitigation solution.

  • Enhanced Mbombe [AAD18D2]

    South Africa’s Paramount Group (Hangar 4, Stand W14) is showing a production standard version of its latest Mbombe 8 in the infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) configuration.

  • UAV family makes debut [AAD18D2]

    Milkor (Hangar 4, Stand W5) is displaying three new unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for the first time at AAD. The trio of models covers a range of sizes, ranging from the 12m wing span MA 380 to the hand-launched MA 18. The family has only been developed recently, but all three have flown and are considered ready for production.

  • Industry’s new dawn [AAD18D2]

    Could the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) play a significant role in Africa’s aerospace and defence industries? ProductONE (Hangar 4, Stand E16), a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor with a 125 per cent B-BBEE procurement recognition, certainly believes so. With their application in areas such as smart connected products and operations, these technologies enable manufacturers to have full control of their product development and operations, with added benefits of reduced costs, improved quality and productivity.

  • Things to come [AAD18D2]

    Earlier this month Inmarsat (Hangar 4, Stand W6) unveiled Fleet Data, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service that will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard data more efficiently, and as a result will help to accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry.

  • Answering the growing demand for peer support [AAD18D2]

    The Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), lead partner for AAD 2018 together with the Airline Pilots’ Association of South Africa, is hosting a breakfast for Mayday-SA at the CAASA Chalets 29/30 on Friday, 21 September. Mayday-SA has invited a panel of experts to address the topic of peer support.

  • Chinese unmanned expertise on show [AAD18D2]

    Exhibited under the banner of CATIC (China National Aero- Technology Import and Export Organisation, Hangar 2, Stand CW17) are a variety of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designs from several Chinese design houses and companies. The vehicles cover a range of sizes and performance capabilities up to the medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) weapons-capable Wing Loong I.

  • A tent for all purposes [AAD18D2]

    Following a United Nations requirement for a tent that can be utilised for disaster management relief situations, South African company Canvas and Tent is launching the All-Purpose Tent at AAD. Exhibiting as part of the South African Technical Textile Cluster at Stand CW9 in Hangar 4, the firm also has an outside display.