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Rooivalk retractable gun turret system under development

Rooivalk retractable gun turret system under development

7-Nov-2019Source: Armscor

The SAAF Rooivalk Combat Support Helicopter (CSH) employs a chin mounted 20mm cannon. The helicopter main rotor blades kick up a lot of dust as a result of downwash during take-off and landing. Some of this dust is then ingested into the chin mounted cannon. As a result, the cannon has proven unreliable due to... Read more

Denel helicopters not affected by aerostructures business exit

Denel helicopters not affected by aerostructures business exit

16-Oct-2019Source: defence Web

Denel has confirmed that it is exiting the aerostructures manufacturing business as a cost-saving measure, and is trying to mitigate job losses. See Full Story.... Read more

Denel runs out of cash – No Christmas pay for staff

Denel runs out of cash – No Christmas pay for staff

13-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

26-Sep-2017

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.... Read more

Airbus and Denel partner to Enhance South African Rooivalk

Airbus and Denel partner to Enhance South African Rooivalk

21-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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 reports renewed interest in upgraded Rooivalk gunship

Denel reports renewed interest in upgraded Rooivalk gunship

17-Feb-2016Source: Defence Web

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... Read more

TNPA awards helicopter pilotage contract to Denel Aviation

TNPA awards helicopter pilotage contract to Denel Aviation

6-Apr-2014Source: TNPA

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

Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

1-Apr-2014Source: IOL

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

Russian Helicopters center in South Africa to move into top gear in 2014

Russian Helicopters center in South Africa to move into top gear in 2014

19-Sep-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

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 extends Denel Aviation MRO approvals

Eurocopter extends Denel Aviation MRO approvals

19-Jul-2013

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... Read more

Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

Denel Aviation to expand Mi-8 / MI-17 South African service centre

17-Jun-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

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 launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

Russian Helicopters launches South Africa service centre with Denel Aviation

3-Apr-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Rooivalk ready to deploy after upgrades completed

Rooivalk ready to deploy after upgrades completed

15-Mar-2013Source: Defence Web

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)... Read more

Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

Denel Aviation and Russian Helicopters sign maintenance agreement

20-Sep-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Denel Aviation, South Africa’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

Final Rooivalk to be delivered to SAAF in August

Final Rooivalk to be delivered to SAAF in August

15-Jun-2012

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)... Read more

Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

Thales wins support contract for South African Rooivalk and Super Lynx

30-May-2012Source: Thales

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

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

South African Air Force Museum adds two helicopters

22-Feb-2012Source: Unofficial SAAF Website

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

20-Jul-11 Denel Rooivalk Dimbaza, South Africa

20-Jul-11 Denel Rooivalk Dimbaza, South Africa

20-Jul-2011

Wire strike during low level flying... Read more

South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

South African Air Force ceremonially receives Rooivalk

5-Apr-2011Source: Denel

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

Middle East EC635 operator using Denel weapon systems

Middle East EC635 operator using Denel weapon systems

27-Jan-2011

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.... Read more

Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

Denel’s Mokopa missile ready for market

26-Jan-2011Source: Times Live

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.... Read more

Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

Rooivalk revamp for peacekeeping missions

13-Jan-2011Source: The New Age

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”... Read more

Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

Denel awarded $12.6M contract to support 11 Rooivalk helicopters

15-Dec-2010Source: Armscor

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

Denel Aviation wins US$55M contract extension to support SAAF Oryx fleet

Denel Aviation wins US$55M contract extension to support SAAF Oryx fleet

26-Nov-2010Source: Armscor

CONTRACT DETAIL FOR ACQUISITION/LOGISTICS (LGS) – LGS/2010/4511 Reference No: LGS/2010/4511 Requirements: Product support for the Oryx helicopter fleet – extension of ELGS/2002/594 Awarded Date: 25 Nov 2010 Contract Value: R390 682 957,61 Classification: Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Denel (Pty) Ltd t/a Denel Aviation P O Box 11 KEMPTON PARK 1620 HeliHub.com editor note – 390,682,957.61... Read more

Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

Denel needs cash injection to make Rooivalk fully operational

15-Oct-2010Source: Business Day

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.... Read more

139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

139 changes maketh a Rooivalk Block 1F

4-Oct-2010Source: defenceWeb

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... Read more

Grintek Ewation wins major South African EW maintenance deal

Grintek Ewation wins major South African EW maintenance deal

1-Oct-2010Source: defenceWeb

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.... Read more

Denel now approved for MRO work on Bo105s

Denel now approved for MRO work on Bo105s

24-Sep-2010Source: Defence Web

Denel Aviation has received the green light from the South African Civil Aviation Authority to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul work on Eurocopter Bo105s... Read more

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

Denel Aviation advances its footprint

18-Sep-2010

Denel Aviation is embarking on an aggressive marketing strategy to pursue markets beyond South Africa’s borders.  Markets and air forces in North Africa are a particular focus.... Read more

Call for South Africa to rescue $45M AgustaWestland deal

Call for South Africa to rescue $45M AgustaWestland deal

2-Feb-2010Source: Defence Web

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... Read more

South African Air Force Oryx comms upgrade underway

South African Air Force Oryx comms upgrade underway

2-Oct-2009Source: DefenceWeb

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.... Read more

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