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Airbus and Denel partner to Enhance South African Rooivalk

Airbus and Denel partner to Enhance South African Rooivalk

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-16

Denel reports renewed interest in upgraded Rooivalk gunship

Denel reports renewed interest in upgraded Rooivalk gunship

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

Source: Defence Web, 17-Feb-16

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Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

The South African Government will push state-owned arms manufacturers Denel to increase production of the Rooivalk attack helicopter.  See full story

Source: IOL, 01-Apr-14

First ever combat for Rooivalk

First ever combat for Rooivalk

After three decades of development and a development cost in excess of R8 billion, the South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter has finally deployed operationally, and also fired its weapons in anger.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 06-Nov-13

Rooivalk ready to deploy after upgrades completed

Rooivalk ready to deploy after upgrades completed

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)

Source: Defence Web, 15-Mar-13

Final Rooivalk to be delivered to SAAF in August

Final Rooivalk to be delivered to SAAF in August

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)

15-Jun-12

Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

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 »

Source: Thales, 30-May-12

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

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 »

Source: Unofficial SAAF Website, 22-Feb-12

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20-Jul-11 Denel Rooivalk Dimbaza, South Africa

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20-Jul-11

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South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

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 »

Source: Denel, 05-Apr-11

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Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

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: The New Age, 13-Jan-11

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Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

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… Read more »

Source: Armscor, 15-Dec-10

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Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

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: Business Day, 15-Oct-10

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139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

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, 04-Oct-10

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Rooivalk faces problems at home in South Africa

Rooivalk faces problems at home in South Africa

Questions are being asked in Parliament as to why 12 Denel AH-2 Rooivalks in the South African’s Air Force 16 squadron have been put in storage rather than remaining operational

Source: UPI, 16-Aug-10

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