The last of eleven upgraded Rooivalk attack helicopters will be delivered to the South African Air Force at the end of August (see full story)
Source: Thales, 30-May-12
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 [...]
Source: Unofficial SAAF Website, 22-Feb-12
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 [...]
Wire strike during low level flying
Source: Denel, 05-Apr-11
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 [...]
Eurocopter will not, at the customer’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.
Source: Times Live, 26-Jan-11
Denel Dynamics says the Mokopa is a precision-strike, multi-purpose 10 km plus surface-target missile, that can be fired from the ground, helicopter and fighter jet.
Source: The New Age, 13-Jan-11
More than R180m is being spent on upgrading the Rooivalk helicopter to make it “a modern, sophisticated combat support helicopter ready for use by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in any of its deployments”
Source: Armscor, 15-Dec-10
South African military procurement organisation Armscor has recently announced the following contract placement Reference No: EHEL/2010/297 Requirements: Operational product supply support for 11 Rooivalk aircraft Awarded Date: 10 Dec 2010 Contract Value: R86 312 502,00 Classification: Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a Denel Aviation P O Box 7246 Bonaero Park 1622 HeliHub.com editor [...]
Source: Business Day, 15-Oct-10
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.
Source: defenceWeb, 04-Oct-10
It takes 130 modifications on the Denel AH2A Rooivalk to turn the current fleet of 11 rotorcraft into a “Block 1F” standard aircraft and a further nine modifications to the aircraft’s ground support equipment
Source: defenceWeb, 01-Oct-10
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.
Source: Defence Web, 02-Feb-10
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says government, state arms acquisition agency Armscor and the Denel arsenal must act to save the deal as soon as possible
Source: DefenceWeb, 02-Oct-09
The upgrade of the on-board communication and navigation systems of the Denel M1 Oryx medium helicopter is underway at Denel Aviation’s Kempton Park facility as part of the South African Air Force’s Project Drummer.