After a meeting with Denel CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe, CFO Odwa Mhlwana and trade unions, National Union of Metalworkers, Uasa and Solidarity, it has come to light that Denel does not have the funds to pay December salaries to its 4000 employees. The company has been experiencing extreme liquidity issues, so much so that South African… Read more »
Denel Group received approval to acquire Turbomeca Africa (TMA) in May which is now underway. During this acquisition; TMA’s manufacturing division will be closed down as Denel wants to focus on special processes, maintenance, overhauls and repairs, reports Defence Web.
At the biennial African Aerospace and Defence show in Waterkloof, Airbus Helicopters and Denel Aviation announced their partnership in the plan to upgrade and modernise the Rooivalk attack helicopter. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reports IT Web, which outlines the steps in the enhancement programme. Such steps include advancing the supportability of the fleet,… Read more »
Denel is in discussions with various government departments including the South African Air Force (SAAF) on upgrading the Rooivalk combat helicopter and developing a next generation Rooivalk Mk 2, which is being marketed to potential foreign clients. See Full Story
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is pleased to announce that its helicopter service will from April 1 be undertaken by Denel Aviation which was awarded the contract after a competitive tender process. Denel is South Africa’s global leader in the supply of strategic defence, aerospace and security products and services. Even though Denel is extending… Read more »
Head of Rostec Corporation International Economic Cooperation Department Sergey Goreslavsky communicated the plans to increase the capacity of Russian Helicopters center in South Africa. Earlier, during MAKS-2013 aviation salon, Rostec and Denel (South Africa) signed a memorandum of understanding, which implies that the center capacities should be increased. The first level capacities (maintenance) of the helicopter service… Read more »
Eurocopter Southern Africa chief executive Fabrice Cagnat said the expanded and extended agreement recognised “Denel’s proven rotorcraft engineering expertise and its reputation for top quality and competitively-priced service. See full story
Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Denel Aviation today signed an agreement to increase the range of services offered by the centre opened in South Africa earlier this year to provide maintenance and upgrade of Mi-8/17 helicopters. The agreement was signed at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2013. The parties have agreed… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Denel Aviation of South Africa have opened a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in South Africa for Russian-built helicopters, strengthening Russian Helicopters’ position in the African market. The MRO centre was launched on 26 March 2013… Read more »
The South African Air Force (SAAF) has its full complement of Rooivalk combat support helicopters back on inventory after Denel Aviation returned the final aircraft following more than two years of work on Block 1F upgrades.(see full story)
Denel Aviation, South Africaâ€™s largest defence equipment manufacturer, and UIC Oboronprom, the parent company of Russian Helicopters, announce that they have signed a Teaming agreement to create a servicing hub for Russian-made military and commercial helicopters in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Teaming agreement was signed today at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at… Read more »
Thales has been successfully selected by the South African Department of Defence, South African Air Force and ARMSCOR (Armaments Corporation of South Africa Ltd) for a five years Through Life Support [TLS] of all Thales avionics equipment on-board several fleets of aircrafts. Under the terms of the multi-year contract signed with Armscor, Thales will support… Read more »
The SAAF Museum has acquired two new exhibits that symbolise the technological prowess of the South African aeronautical industry in the late twentieth century. First to arrive at the Museum at Zwartkop, Centurion, on Friday 11 February was an Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma (serial 190). The medium-transport Puma was a stalewart of the airforce from the… Read more »
The upgraded Rooivalk combat support helicopter has been handed over to the South African Air Force for operational duties. The helicopter, designed and manufactured in South Africa, was received by the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lt Gen Carlo Gagiano. The Chief Executive Officer of Denel, Talib Sadik, says the handover is the culmination… Read more »
Eurocopter will not, at the customerâ€™s request, reveal the identity of the country nor the number of helicopters being acquired. The programme involves the supply of Eurocopter EC635 light attack helicopters, fitted with weapons systems equipped with 20 mm cannons, unguided rockets and guided missiles.
More than R180m is being spent on upgrading the Rooivalk helicopter to make it â€œa modern, sophisticated combat support helicopter ready for use by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in any of its deploymentsâ€
South African military procurement organisation Armscor has recently announced the following contract placement Reference No:Â Â Â EHEL/2010/297 Requirements:Â Â Â Operational product supply support for 11 Rooivalk aircraft Awarded Date:Â Â Â 10 Dec 2010 Contract Value:Â Â Â R86 312 502,00 Classification:Â Â Â Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a Denel AviationÂ Â Â P O Box 7246 Bonaero Park 1622 HeliHub.com editor… Read more »
State-owned arms manufacturer Denel has completed the requirements for the certification of the Rooivalk attack helicopter but would require a further cash injection by the Department of Defence to make it fully operational, CEO Talib Sadiq said yesterday.
It takes 130 modifications on the Denel AH2A Rooivalk to turn the current fleet of 11 rotorcraft into a â€œBlock 1Fâ€ standard aircraft and a further nine modifications to the aircraft’s ground support equipment
Grintek Ewation has been awarded a R23 859 454 contract to maintain its electronic warfare (EW) and communication intelligence systems aboard the Denel Oryx medium utility helicopter and Douglas C47TP Dhttp://www.helihub.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post-new.phpakota aircraft.
The upgrade of the on-board communication and navigation systems of the Denel M1 Oryx medium helicopter is underway at Denel Aviationâ€™s Kempton Park facility as part of the South African Air Forceâ€™s Project Drummer.